Conservative TV preacher Pat Robertson told two parents this week to boycott their gay son’s wedding to avoid the impression that they supported his marriage.
In an email to The 700 Club, a viewer named Shari explained that she disagreed with her husband on whether or not to attend the wedding.
“One of us feels that it is totally against the Lord’s pan and our attendance would send (at very least) a mixed message, or at worse [SIC] it would be like taking a stand for gay marriage,” she wrote.
“It’s not heterosexual,” Robertson replied thoughtfully. “You don’t agree with it, you got to stand there and be a witness to it. By your attendance at the ceremony, you are agreeing.”
“We used to say anybody who opposes this, let him speak or forever hold his peace and all that kind of thing,” he continued. “I just wouldn’t go. I would tell your child, ‘I love you, but I cannot condone this. We always love you, but I don’t condone this activity. And so, I’m here if you need me.'”
The televangelist added that both parents had to stand against their child’s wedding in “unity.”
“That indicates that her or his conduct is splitting your marriage, you don’t want to do that,” he advised. “Be in unity, and I would say, don’t go.”
Watch the video below from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast March 5, 2015.