You didn't expect Pat Robertson to let the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on same-sex marriage happen without one of his signature anti-gay declarations, did you?
The conservative televangelist, who has long been an outspoken opponent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, used a viewer's inquiry about abortion as a bizarre segueway into a criticism of marriage equality on "The 700 Club" this week, Right Wing Watch first reported.
Arguing that the Supreme Court has ruled on many cases using "faulty sociological grounds," Robertson said, "Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted. Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted, and it will be called a right."
When co-host Terry Meeuwsen suggested that marriage equality would lead to the legalization of "relationships with children," Robertson agreed, adding, "Intellectually, you can't get around these Supreme Court decisions."
The comments, of course, aren't particularly surprising given Robertson's history. In April, he told a concerned mother to "pray that God will straighten out" her teenage lesbian daughter, who had recently came out of the closet.
Earlier that same month, he slammed a Washington state judge's ruling that a florist had discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to provide flowers for their wedding, implying that society would eventually come to embrace bestiality.