Pat Robertson says "the girl-on-girl movies" are making young people think they're gay

The aged televangelist is worried about millennials getting "deeper and deeper" into homosexual relationships

Published September 11, 2014 6:31PM (EDT)

Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson

On Thursday's edition of "The 700 Club," televangelist and former GOP presidential candidate Pat Robertson expressed his concern over the way that "the girl-on-girl movies" are supposedly influencing young people to pursue homosexual relationships. When a viewer called in for Robertson's advice about how best to deal with news that her 21-year-old daughter had begun dating a woman, the host offered some words of wisdom about LGBT millennials.

“I think she needs somebody to help her get her identity straight,” Robertson said. “She may not be right in this, she may have thought she has a crush on some older girl along the way and she’s actually homosexual when she’s not, I don’t know. The whole question of sexual identity has gotten so blurred in the press these days it's hard to know. Why is she that way? Was she molested when she was younger?”

Robertson's co-host, Terry Meeuwsen, went on to suggest that the problem is people "telling kids to explore, it's crazy," at which point Robertson weighed in once more. "The girl-on-girl movies," he said. "More and more they're getting straight actresses to play lesbians and straight men to play homosexuals -- and if you say anything against homosexuality, you are just hooted out of court."

Robertson concluded with some direct advice for his distraught viewer. "You need to love your daughter and give her a chance to work this out," he said. "If she gets deeper and deeper in it, sooner or later she is going to be disillusioned and say, ‘this is wrong, I want to come out of it.'"

Watch Robertson's advice for parents of LGBT children below, via Right Wing Watch:

By Jenny Kutner

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