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Pat Robertson: Gay Couples 'Have Tried To Destroy Marriage'

Responding to a "700 Club" viewer whose married gay son hopes to adopt a child, right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson argued that same-sex couples "have tried to destroy marriage."

"If you sincerely feel, as I do, that this is wrong -- it's violating the scripture -- then they need to know it," Robertson said, Right Wing Watch first reported. "Marriage is between a man and a woman and they’ve now brought cases to the Supreme Court saying, well, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and so forth."

He then added, "You better get on your knees and pray and let the Lord take care of it because there isn’t a whole lot else you can do."

In recent months, Robertson has spoken out against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community several times, advising parents to skip the same-sex wedding of their child on one broadcast and telling a mother that she should treat her son, who just came out of the closet, like a drug addict.

He also lashed out at a Washington state judge's ruling that a florist's refusal to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding had violated local anti-discrimination laws.

Claiming that florists and other wedding-related businesses might soon be required to cater to weddings between a man and a dog, he added, "What if there’s a polygamous situation where a guy has five wives and he wants to have five ceremonies and she’s going to be forced by the law to provide them flowers?"

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