A US Christian TV host who once accused "feminism" of causing women to “practice evil witchcraft” has now claimed that homosexuals will “die out because they can’t reproduce”.
Televangelist Pat Robertson, a former Southern Baptist minister, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and the host of Christian news and TV programme the 700 Club, made his comments on the controversial programme while answering the query of a caller.
The caller asked for advice about her church, where it is considered a “sin” for congregants to date but where people are “getting frustrated because we’re getting older and no one is getting married”.
In direct response to the woman’s query, Mr Robertson replied: “You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce.”
He went on to link homosexual sex with the woman’s issue at her church.
“You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time.”
The then claimed that “God has created a desire of men and women to have attraction to the opposite sex so they will reproduce and have children,” and advised the woman to “get out” of her church as fast as she could.
Mr Robertson is known for his making controversial remarks when espousing his views on different subjects.
He has previously said that feminism “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice evil witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians”.
He said in 2009 that the US government should kill the President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez because he wanted to turn the Catholic country into “the launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism”.
In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Mr Robertson claimed it was not a natural disaster but the result of a “pact with the Devil”, made when slavery was overthrown 200 years ago.
In more recent years the televangelist has denounced low-carb diets, claiming they “violate” God’s principles.Reuse content