Opponent of gay marriage cannot get a job in Hollywood, author Ben Shapiro claimed during a recent appearance on The 700 Club to pitch his latest book Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV.

Shapiro's book argues that television shows from Sesame Street to Friends push a progressive agenda.

The conservative writer told host Pat Robertson that Hollywood snubs opponents of gay marriage and that television is being used to manipulate people into supporting marriage equality.

“If you are a religious conservative, if you're a social issues conservative, if you're anti-abortion, specifically if you're anti-gay marriage, if you were pro-Prop 8 in California, you will not work,” Shapiro said. “You can actually be anti-high tax, you can actually be pro-war a little bit at this point, but cannot be anti-gay marriage. If you are anti-gay marriage in Hollywood, you will not get a job, it's that simple.”

Robertson, who earlier in the year urged Maryland not to extend marriage to “sodomites,” added that that straight actors are being forced to play gay roles.

“What ever happened?” Robertson lamented. “The American people overwhelmingly vote for traditional marriage between a man and a woman, what is it with Hollywood? I mean they are inserting gays one after another, as a matter of fact straight actors are being forced to play gay roles.”

Shapiro argued that shows that include LGBT characters do so not to depict their real life counterparts but to support a political agenda.

“They create characters, friends for you, family members for you, and then they have those people be gay or be single mothers or pursue lifestyle choices that to which you wouldn't agree and it makes it difficult for you to say, 'Ok, you know, I'm anti-gay marriage but I like watching Will & Grace.'” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)