On Friday, Pat Robertson praised a man who left “the homosexual lifestyle” to find “real love.”

The 700 Club profiled Robert, a self-proclaimed ex-gay man who blamed his problems on his sexuality, which he blamed on an abusive father.

“I was living a homosexual life because I was seeking attention,” said Robert, who is now married to a woman.

“Robert chose the homosexual lifestyle because he craved attention from men,” Robertson said in response to the segment.

“We have all these myths about homosexuality and he was just being used by people. They just wanted to take advantage and he didn’t know any better,” he said. “He thought that what they were showing him was love when actually it was one form of lust. When he came free, he wasn’t ‘homosexual,’ he was a person looking for love. He wanted the real thing and he got it. God gave him real love.”