Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday
claimed that gay people either were confused by magazines or were
molested by an authority figure.
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.
“I found a gay magazine in my son's
room. What should I do?” a viewer named John asked.
“Well, I think you'll talk to him
about sexuality,” Robertson
answered. “The chances are your son is not gay, but somebody
gave him a book about it.”
Robertson continued: “A lot of these
so-called gay people have been either attacked or molested by some
authority figure or else a magazine or something has confused them.
You need to talk to him about what things are and who he is and what
he is and let him grow up and find out. But don’t let him be
exposed to a bunch of pornographic magazines, because a gay magazine
is filled with naked pictures of naked men doing sex with each other,
that’s what’s in there, so you don’t want him to read that
stuff. Whether it’s men and women or men and men or women and
women, it doesn’t matter, you don’t want him to be seeing that.”
In December, Robertson
claimed that gays will die out “because they don't reproduce.”