Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday called gay-friendly churches a sign that we have reached the “last stage of Gentile world apostasy.”

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.

“Someone was on television admitting to be a 'gay Christian' saying they believe in Jesus Christ AND the Bible,” a viewer named Francis wrote. “What does the person mean? How is it possible for this person to believe in the Bible when the Bible is clear about same-sex marriage and the definition of marriage? Is this person misguided and a hypocrite?”

“There have been gay churches for many years,” Roberson answered. “They have communion. They do all kinds of things. They have gay pastors and so forth and they'll tell you that, yes, they love Jesus and all this. The truth is, if you read Romans, the last stage of Gentile world apostasy has to do with rampant homosexuality.”

“It's a shame, but that's what the Bible says, alright?” he added.