Televangelist Pat Robertson answered a question on the May 28 edition of "The 700 Club" from a woman who claimed her gay son was in a relationship with a married man who goes to her church.
The woman, who self-identified as a widow — implying she's older — mentioned that her son lives at home, but never disclosed his age or said her son was being molested or sexually assaulted, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
Robertson assumed the woman's son was a boy being molested by the married man whom Robertson called a "pedophile."
Robertson said the married man should be confronted by the church elders and pastor, but he never mentioned calling the police.
Robertson went on to warn viewers about how gay men supposedly go after young people:
"Her son right now doesn’t know what he wants and he doesn’t know whether he’s a homosexual or not a homosexual, but this guy is trying to talk him into that. You know, there’s so many people, young people, impressionable, some coach comes after them, some adult comes after them, some older sibling comes after them, and they somehow think, 'Because they did this I must be gay.' Well, he doesn’t know that for sure, he doesn’t know what sexual identity he’s got."
In more religion news, accused child molester and reality TV star Josh Duggar reportedly sued the state of Arkansas in 2007 for investigating sex abuse claims of his alleged victims, who reportedly included some of his underage sisters between 2002-2003.
In Touch Weekly notes in a new report that Arkansas' Department of Human Services and Families in Need of Services agency were brought in on the case in 2006.
Duggar, who is part of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," reportedly filed a lawsuit against the DHS, which resulted in a trial on August 6, 2007.
The trial's results and the agencies' investigations are sealed from public view, but an unidentified source told In Touch Weekly that Duggar probably "appealed the DHS decision or finding from their investigation."
The source added, "Josh would be considered an in-home offender, giving DHS the authority to do an investigation. As part of your appeal rights you can request a DHS hearing to challenge what they found and their ruling."
No one in the Duggar family has issued comments about the purported lawsuit or investigations.