WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Find Out if Gay Son's Been Molested

By Trudy Ring

Originally published on Advocate.com November 13 2013 1:40 PM ET

Your son just told you he’s gay? Find out if he’s been molested by a sports coach, says televangelist Pat Robertson.

On Tuesday’s edition of The 700 Club, cohost Terry Meeuwsen read Robertson a letter from a viewer: “My 16-year-old son says he’s gay. What do I do?” Robertson responded that the parent should seek some additional information, saying, “Is there a biological thing going on, or has he been influenced? Has a coach molested him?”

Robertson’s comment, of course, is based on the myth that molestation makes victims gay. He also touched on the idea that being gay is merely a youthful phase, saying of LGBT teens, “They don’t know what they’re doing, they’re teenagers.”

Watch the segment below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.