Speaking about gay rights, televangelist Pat Robertson on Friday told his The 700 Club viewers that Christians were being forced to pay for “something they abhor.”

Robertson made his comments after airing a segment which featured Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, both of whom have become Christian celebrities after losing legal battles for refusing to serve gay and lesbian couples.

Robertson was outraged by this “tyranny.”

“Believers should not be forced to do something they don't believe in,” Robertson said. “It is tyrannical to force somebody to give money and pay taxes for something they abhor. … The homosexuals don't just want to be left alone. Now they want to come out and stick it to the Christians. They have made it clear and it's an organized thrust throughout this nation to force conformity.”

“This used to be considered perversion. It used to be considered an abomination. The Bible says it's an abomination. The Bible says it's a sin. And these people say, 'Not only do we want to practice our sinful ways like Sodom and Gomorrah, we're going to make you like it and we're going to make you participate whether you like it or not.'”

“That is absolute tyranny and it's high time we call it what it is and we stand up for freedom,” Robertson added.