Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday advised a woman to love her niece by refusing to accept that she is gay.

Robertson, an ardent opponent of gay rights, made his remarks during The 700 Club's Bring It On-Line segment, in which he answers viewers' questions.

“My niece just graduated from a Catholic university and has now come out as a homosexual,” a viewer named Carol wrote. “How should I, as a Christian, respond to the situation if and when I meet her partner at family functions and at holidays?”

“You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them,” Robertson answered. “But you cannot accept it and you cannot be an enabler. If they're living together as a homosexual and you're a Christian, you cannot say, 'I accept this lifestyle.'”

“Right now, there's an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle.”

“Do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?” he rhetorically asked. “I don't think we ought to be accepting of it.”

“But you need to always have love. You know, homosexuals have an enormous capacity for artistic expression … and very talented people.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)