Pat Robertson, the host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN) The 700 Club, last year claimed that the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling makes it harder to fight the “forces of secularism trying to destroy us.”

The high court on June 26 of last year found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Robertson criticized the decision in a podcast with Steve Strang, the founder of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma.

The televangelist warned that “the homosexuals don't want equality. They don't want equal treatment. What they want is to destroy everybody who disagrees with them.” He added that a “vendetta” would be exacted on “any organization that disagrees with homosexuality.”

“The Supreme Court, to think that we've got five men and women, five unelected people who are controlling of the moral destiny of this nation and they're stripping us of the defenses that we have to have against radical Islam and the other forces of secularism trying to destroy us,” Robertson told Strang. “The Supreme Court is making it more and more difficult to assert these foundational values.”