Tuesday, Televangelist Pat Robertson was asked a question by one of his viewers regarding a teen coming out as gay, and as usual, Robertson gave an answer that makes you ask, “how does he come up with this stuff?”
First, here’s the question:
My 16-year-old-says he’s gay. What should I do?
Here’s Robertson’s answer:
I think you need to pray for him and I think you need to counsel with him. Is there really a biological thing going on? Or has he been influenced, has a coach molested him? These kids are in a formative state, and sure, they may have some attractions to people of the same sex. I mean, they don’t know what they’re doing, they’re teenagers. So, they go for the opposite sex. Some are attracted to one another. But there are a lot of things that happen. So, don’t write him off. I think what you need to do is talk to him, counsel with him and be understanding.
Basically, a teenage boy comes out as gay. I got that. So where did the child molesting coach come from? Also, how can you be “understanding” if you have already judged him by declaring that he doesn’t know what he’s doing?
It sounds like the kid’s statement was pretty firm. He’s into other boys.
As for the parent who asked what they should do, it’s simple. Love your child unconditionally. Don’t treat his sexuality like it’s a problem. Treat him the same way you did before you found out. He’s still the exact same person you always knew.
(via Right Wing Watch)