Pat Robertson: Gay wedding cakes are the 'nail in the coffin of the morality of this nation'
Pat Robertson (CBN/screen grab)

Conservative TV preacher Pat Robertson warned this week that the morality of the United States was at stake because Christian wedding cake bakers were not being allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples.

On Thursday's edition of The 700 Club, a viewer asked Robertson to weigh in on recent news that Christian bakers and florists in several states had been ordered to treat LGBT people equally.

"If you have a strong belief that enabling a same-sex marriage is wrong then you shouldn't," the televangelist opined. "There's no way that a government should force somebody to do that. It is an outrageous invasion of religious liberty, and a trampling of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution."

"It's just one more nail in the coffin of the morality of this nation."

Robertson likened it to forcing a bartender to only serve sarsaparilla soft drinks instead of alcohol.

"I just don't understand how you can force people to provide a certain product," he insisted. "It's illogical and it's wrong!"

Robertson has previously speculated that the government would force bakers to provide cakes to people who wanted to marry their dogs.

Watch the video below from CBN's The 700 Club, broadcast March 19, 2015.