Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suggested this week that gay marriage was the result of a “moral crisis” and called for a “revival” in America.

Paul, who describes himself as a “libertarian conservative,” made the comments during a prayer breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., according to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything,” Paul said. “In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there's also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”

“We need a revival in the country,” Paul added. “We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying, 'reform or see what’s going to happen if we don’t reform.'”

Previously, Paul said that allowing gay couples to marry “offends” him and “a lot of people.”