Co-host Wendy Griffith shared the following question by a woman named Myrtle: "I have been a member of my church for 47 years. Recently, I have been asked to be an elder. However, my church has accepted to perform same-sex marriages if asked to. Because of my conviction of the Biblical definition of marriage, I would like your opinion of whether I should decline this position before elder training begins in two weeks or leave my church."
Here is Pat's response:
Pat Robertson: The Bible says “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” You can’t agree to that stuff and I think it’s time you walk. You don’t want to be an elder… a leader of a church that believes that way. Their views are contrary to what you believe are the importance of the Bible and you want to find someplace that’s compatible you. That’s all.Am I the only person who questions Myrtle's situation? I mean, she has been a member of a church for nearly half a century. It's affirming enough that they are open to officiating gay weddings. That implies that they have had LGBT people present -- if not members -- for a while. After all, most churches don't make the leap from non-affirming to hosting gay weddings overnight.
So the answer is: Don’t become an elder and get out of there!
Wendy Griffith: That’s right! *Laughs*
Either way, it's just one more opportunity for Pat Robertson to tell LGBT people that we don't have a place at the Table. It's a good reminder for us to know where we stand with the majority of Christianity.
You can watch the whole clip here.