As Maine prepares to vote on a gay marriage law, Pat Robertson said gay marriage advocates want to “destroy” marriage.

Maine, the first state to approve gay marriage legislatively, is also the first state to put the question up for a vote. Question 1 asks Maine voters to affirm the gay marriage law approved by lawmakers in the spring.

“I don't really believe homosexuals want to get married,” Robertson said on Tuesday's broadcast of the 700 Club. “What they want to do is destroy marriage and some of the other things we have in our society.”

“They don't want any – any – hindrance to their particular lifestyle or their particular way of having sex. That's what it amounts to. Whether or not this is going to be something that will, you know, change the country … the country has voted overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage – they don't want homosexual marriage.”

Listing Maine, Massachusetts and Iowa, Robertson said several states have approved gay marriage. “Yet [when] the people have their say, the people say no way,” he added.

This is not the first time Robertson has discussed Maine's ongoing gay marriage debate.

On the day after Maine legalized gay marriage, Robertson called allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry “the beginning in a long downward slide” to legalized child molestation.

“We haven't taken this to its ultimate conclusion,” Robertson told viewers.

“How can we rule that polygamy is illegal when you say that homosexual marriage is legal. … And what about bestiality and ultimately what about child molestation and pedophilia? … You mark my words, this is just the beginning in a long downward slide in relation to all the things that we consider to be abhorrent.”