A viewer asked Pat Robertson today on “The 700 Club” if she should step down from her ministry position because her 21-year-old daughter, who lives at home, has revealed that she is in a lesbian relationship.
The beleaguered mom said she couldn't understand how this could happen as her daughter is "very feminine."
Robertson told the mom that she shouldn't step down from her ministry position, but then offered some advice for the daughter, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
“I think [the daughter] needs somebody to help her get her identity straight,” advised Robertson. “She may not be right in this, she may have thought she has a crush on some older girl along the way and she’s actually homosexual when she’s not, I don’t know... Why is she that way? Was she molested when she was younger?”
According to ThinkProgress.org, the claim by some conservative Christians that sexual abuse causes homosexuality is largely based on a book entitled "Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth," written by psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover, who claims that homosexuality is a compulsion and is comparable to alcoholism and pedophilia.
Robertson's co-host Terry Meeuwsen later complained, "They're telling kids to explore, you know, it’s crazy,”
"In girl-on-girl movies, they’re getting straight actresses to play lesbians and straight men to play homosexuals and if you say anything against homosexuality you are just hooted out of court,” claimed Robertson.
“But I do think that you need to love your daughter and give her a chance to work this out because if she gets deeper and deeper in it, sooner or later she is going to be disillusioned and say, ‘This is wrong, I want to come out of it,’” claimed Robertson.