Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday told a man that God can turn gay men straight.

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 am really in deep confusion and I really need answers,” a viewer named Ian wrote. “Can God take away this same-sex attraction? Can God change a homosexual to straight?”

Robertson said that his network once profiled an “absolutely gorgeous” woman who “was a man” until “the Lord touched him, changed him and now he is married and has some children and has a very happy life.” (It was unclear whether the man was actually gay.)

“It is a miracle but God can do it.”

“Somebody was asking me for counseling the other day and said, 'I've got this son and he was effeminate from the time he was young and now he says he's gay.' And I said to her, 'Does he want to be a girl?' And she said no and I said, 'Well, if he doesn't want to be a girl, basically he wants to be a man. And if he wants to be a man, there's no reason that he can't start acting like one.' God can take care of this.”

“The question is, can God do it? The answer is, He not only can, He will,” Robertson added.