Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday
advised a couple not to attend their gay child's wedding.
Robertson, an ardent opponent of gay
rights, gave the advice during The 700 Club's Bring It On-Line
segment, in which he answers viewers' questions.
“My spouse and I are not in agreement
as to whether or not we should attend the gay marriage of our child.
One of us feels that it is totally against the Lord's plan and our
attendance would send (at very least) a mixed message, or at worse it
would be like taking a stand for gay marriage. The other feels our
attendance would show support to our child that is necessary for the
future of our relationship and witness. What do you think we should
do? Should one attend, while the other does not?” a viewer named
“You don't agree with it. You've got
to stand there and be a witness to it,” Robertson
answered. “By your attendance at the ceremony, you are
agreeing with it. … I just wouldn't go. I would tell your child,
'I love you but I cannot condone this. We will always love you but I
don't condone this activity.'”
Robertson went on to urge similarly
situated parents to “be in unity” and “don't go.”