Televangelist Pat Robertson, who has previously said gays are 'possessed' and that it is possible to 'un-aquire gayness,' is now saying the Democratic Party's decision to include gay marriage as part of its platform is the 'death knell' for the party.
Robertson asserted on his 700 Club TV show Tuesday (31 July) that 'about 2% of the population are homosexual, 1% of the population is lesbian' and that voters have repeatedly shown at the polls that they favor 'traditional marriage.'
'For the Democrats to go out on that limb, it just seems like to me that they are further alienating themselves from the mainstream of America,' Robertson said. 'If that’s what they want to do, fine, but it will mean the death knell of their party, it seems like to me, and of course that’s what they’re doing but maybe they have a death wish.'
Robertson is often at the center of controversy for comments he makes on his morning show. He once said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment in response to America's abortion policy and that gays and lesbians were partly to blame for the Sept. 11 attacks on the US.
Here is video from the latest 700 Club segment: