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Pat Robertson Advises Parents Not To Attend Gay Wedding Of Their Child

Conservative evangelist Pat Robertson advised two concerned parents to skip the same-sex wedding of their child in a "700 Club" segment this week.

Robertson, who has been an outspoken opponent of marriage equality for some time, told the viewer that by attending the ceremony, "you are agreeing with it," according to Right Wing Watch.

He added, "I would tell your child, 'I love you, but I cannot condone this. We will always love you, but I don't condone this activity.'"

The parents had suggested in their initial inquiry that they were divided over whether or not to attend, but Robertson was firm.

"Be in unity, and I would say don't go," he concluded.

The latest remarks are in line with Robertson's history of anti-gay sentiment. In February, he blasted a Washington state judge's ruling that a florist's refusal to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding had violated anti-discrimination legislation.

He asked viewers, “To tell a florist that she’s got to provide flowers for a particular kind of wedding? What if somebody wanted to marry his dog? She’s got to have flowers for that?"

Earlier this year, he implied that a young boy may be reading gay magazines because he was "attacked or molested by an authority figure" in the past.

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