Televangelist Pat Robertson last week praised a grandfather's decision to not allow his gay grandson to bring his “friend” to Thanksgiving dinner.

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.

“Our family is planning a big get together for Thanksgiving, and our grandson, who is gay, has asked that he be allowed to bring his 'friend,'” a viewer named Jim wrote. “We have made it clear in the past that we love him and he will always be welcome to be a part of our lives, but we will not be a part of the lifestyle he has chosen. I have told him before that the presence of his sex partners would not be welcome in our house. The recent decision made by the Supreme Court does not change God's word. Some members of the family seem to think my stance on the subject is a bit harsh, but thankfully most of them agree with me. Am I right, or should I have handled it differently? Should I allow his partner to come for holiday dinner?”

Robertson agreed with the viewer, saying that including his grandson's partner would make him an “enabler,” and that by not condoning his behavior “there's a real good chance that he might come out of that so-called lifestyle.”

“I believe that you're taking the right stand,” Robertson answered. “Otherwise you become an enabler, and you're enabling that. The chances are, there's a real good chance that he might come out of that so-called lifestyle, but if you're going along with it, he says, 'Well, mom likes it, so it's okay.'”

“He's trying to get you to affirmatively accept what he's doing. … So, he's trying to force you to do something.”

Robertson went on to compare the situation to someone who wants to bring a stripper to Thanksgiving dinner.

“It's outrageous that he would do that, but that's what's happening,” he added.