Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday weighed in on a controversial measure in Arizona.

Opposition to a bill which allows individuals and businesses to refuse service based on their religious beliefs has exploded since passage on Thursday.

(Related: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will reportedly veto bill allowing businesses to discriminate.)

“What we're looking at here is a basic fundamental right of American people to conduct their business in ways they want to as long as it doesn't hurt somebody else,” Robertson told 700 Club viewers.

“There's something un-American about forcing a bakery to bake a wedding cake for a couple they don't like. If they don't like the people, that's the way it is,” he said, alluding to several cases in which bakers have cited their faith in refusing to serve gay couples.

“This is ridiculous that they would force them to do anything else,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Group behind Arizona bill insists it's “not about discrimination.”)