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Televangelist Pat Robertson had some eyebrow-raising advice for a woman who wrote complaining of a cheating husband.

"I've been trying to forgive my husband for cheating on me," the viewer writes. "We have gone to counseling, but I just can't seem to forgive, nor can I trust. How do you let go of the anger? How do you trust again?"

While Robertson's co-host called infidelity "one of the ultimate betrayals," the controversial host disagreed.

"Here's the secret: stop talking about the cheating," Robertson advised.

"He cheated on you. Well, he's a man."

Robertson also suggested the writer be forgiving of her husband's transgressions and the "tendency of man."

"Does he provide a home for you to live in," Robertson said. "Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear? Is he nice to the children... Is he handsome?"

"Recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit," he added. "What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander."

Pat Robertson, UPI.com 60 Comments [5/21/2013 3:24:40 AM]
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Tolpuddle Martyr

So...touchy subject? Robertson's advice, sweep it under the rug.

Given the long tradition of Evangelists engaging in activity they publicly condemn, this actually makes perfect sense!

Wonder if he's as understanding about women "wandering a little bit"...

5/21/2013 3:39:04 AM

cdcdrr

So it's the woman's fault her husband cheated because she didn't make him happier? Yeah, I don't buy that.

5/21/2013 3:43:47 AM

Frostythesnowman

There is a new therapy for senile dementia. They sit this old bastard next to the patient and it looks as if there's nothing wrong any more.

To think this idiot was a presidential candidate...

5/21/2013 3:58:00 AM

KittyKaboom

Christians blaming women for every issue in their marriages part 9859860945680956821834713.

I used to be a fundy christian and the primary thing I learned while immersed in this destructive BS is this: as a woman, there is nothing you can ever do well or correctly. My pastor gave me a copy of 'The Fascinating Woman' and insisted I read it because he felt that I wasn't submissive enough to my husband. Yet, when my husband decided he didn't want to go to that church and suddenly stopped, it was my fault because of the bit in the bible that says a non-believing man is saved by his believing wife. I was informed that it was my responsibility to put pressure on him to go to church.

In other words, I was to be an assertive leader and a Stepford Wife. Contradictions abound.

A woman has no voice in a christian marriage, but will find herself blamed for whatever evil shit her husband does. If he cheats or beats her and the children, it's because she is not properly submitting to her husband's will and to god's.

It must be nice to be a christian man; your woman is not only chattel but a convenient scapegoat for whatever evil you do. She has no say in her own relationship and you don't even have to make pretense at being a decent human being.

5/21/2013 4:10:46 AM

Filin De Blanc

So much for the Christian right's tough stance on sexual immorality.

5/21/2013 4:28:59 AM



Why, oh why, do people continue to listen to this asshat?!

5/21/2013 4:34:01 AM

Mister Spak

"What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander."

You mean get a stripper pole and some cocaine for that home?

5/21/2013 5:17:27 AM

speccy4i

And I'm willing to bet that Good Ol' Pat would claim that a totally faithful gay couple would evil.

5/21/2013 5:21:51 AM

Jeff Weskamp

Anyone want to lay a bet that Robertson would make the same automatic assumption if the wife was the unfaithful party in this marriage?

I didn't think so.

5/21/2013 5:24:12 AM

Captain Bacardi

If Christianity is true, I have no doubt that Pat Robertson and his ilk will be on the express train straight to hell. The spirit of everything he says is less in line with the words of Christ and more reflective of what was expressed by the Pharisees, the group that Christ criticized the harshest. If, someday, the Antichrist is to come, I have no doubt that he would be exactly what fundies expect of Christ during his "second coming." The Christianity of fundies is absolutely Satanic to its core.

If Christ came, he came for the poor, the hungry, the suffering, and the downtrodden. He didn't associate with the Pat Robertsons of the day; he ate with women and beggars and prostitutes and cripples. He forgave the adulterous woman because, in her society, she was powerless; I don't think he would have forgiven an adulterous pharisee like Pat Robertson.

5/21/2013 5:46:38 AM

Dyz

I don't believe in free will but I thought it was a central tenet of christian (/western) doctrine.

5/21/2013 5:47:26 AM

The Crimson Ghost

WTF! I submitted this 3 days ago!

My advice to the woman who called in-ditch the cheater & move on.

My advice to Pat Robertson-finally keel over & give the rest of us a break from your idiocy.

5/21/2013 6:08:54 AM

Doubting Thomas

I bet Pat thinks that if a man wanders, it's just because he's a man and his woman didn't make a nice enough home, but if a woman wanders, she's an evil-harlot-sinner-slut-whore.

What Pat said here ought to be offensive to both men and women. Men, because he's basically saying that we can't control our lust and will hump anything that moves, and women because he's claiming that it's the woman's fault if her husband sleeps around.

But I secretly love hearing them say things like this, because each time it renders their religion just a little more irrelevant. And yet they just can't keep from spewing idiocy. I'll just sit here and eat the popcorn while watching the show.

5/21/2013 6:19:47 AM

KittyKaboom

The Crimson Ghost: So did I. I'd be willing to bet a lot of us saw it and said, "YAY! That's one for FSTDT!" :o)

Great minds thinking alike and all that.

5/21/2013 6:26:36 AM

Hasan Prishtina

Remember kids, Pat Robertson, the man who told you the Lord said Mitt Romney would win, asks you to "beware false prophets." Anything else the Lord tells him has to be equally suspect.

@Filin De Blanc

The tough stance only applies to those not "washed in the Blood of the Lamb." Those who are saved can make loud noises of repentence, say God has forgiven them and carry on as before. Marcus Lamb, Jimmy Swaggart, and Ted Haggard spring to mind. All are still working as ministers with the full support of their colleagues.

5/21/2013 7:23:15 AM

Papabear

He cheated on you. Well, he's an a$$hole. Leave his sorry butt and find someone who respects you and your marriage.

5/21/2013 7:25:00 AM

John

"What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander."

Yeah, just create an Internet startup, sell it for $100 mil, buy a big house and a vacation home in the Caymans, then tell him if he strays you'll throw his ass out and keep his Lamborghini.

Any more practical suggestions, Pat?

5/21/2013 7:43:54 AM

Anon-e-moose

How's those Blood Diamonds coming along eh, Pat?

Maybe if they're 'washed in the Blood of Jesus' for long enough, it'll make up for all the deaths that mar the sparkle of such. Still, the millions you make from such cushions the moral blow those filthy gems generate, eh?

Matthew 16:26 (KJV): 'For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?'

No amount of diamonds mined legitimately and dealt by DeBeers in South Africa will be exchange enough when you're before that White Throne of Judgement.

'Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.'

-Marcus Aurelius

And this ancient Roman won the bet before Pascal had been born to make his 'Wager'. I haven't done what you have, Pat, thus I have nothing to fear, re. said 'wager' (even if [/Spartan Laconic Wit] you lot are 'right' on the matter).

The thoughts of someone whose own morality such are based on are blacker than his heart, means you lost any & all arguments on any matter before you became 'Born Again'. Proved that we Atheists are more than infinitely superior to you right-wing Fundamentalist Christians in every conceivable way, much?!

5/21/2013 8:43:06 AM

GigaGuess

Ah, male privilege.

Man cheats, well if the woman wasn't such a soul sucking shrew, made him feel welcome, put out and made him some sandwiches, well he wouldn't have strayed. Shame, woman, shame.

Woman cheats, she's a heartless whore who doesn't know what she has. The man gives and gives, and THIS is how she thanks him? Tar and feather the bitch before tossing her out on her ass. Shame, woman, shame.

Not to mention, it's funny how women are both irrational creatures whoare governed solely by their silly emotions, and need a man to govern them and guide them, and cunning, conniving whores who seek to tempt men, and use their feminine wiles to control them. Of course both are reasons why they must be locked up in the kitchen, under a man's firm control, so I suppose it's moot.

God, people like Pat make me sick.

5/21/2013 8:59:10 AM

Valerius

Oh look, more victim-blaming from the lunatic fundies. "He cheated on you, so it's totally your fault for making him want to cheat." These arguments insult men and women both. Women are blamed for hurtful acts they have little control over, and men are portrayed as little better than dumb animals who have no self-control. Well Mr. Robertson, fuck you!

5/21/2013 9:08:50 AM

Swede

Some men have a tendency to wander a little bit. Some women have a tendency to wander a little bit. It is still infidelity and betrayal towards the spouse. Home is something you create together, the man is just as responsible for it being wonderful so that SHE doesn't want to wander.

I provide half our home. I provide half of the food we eat (more, as I also cook it), I provide clothes for me to wear. We have no children. His looks are hardly relevant here, or are handsome fellas more allowed to wander than homely fellas?

5/21/2013 9:15:08 AM

John_in_Oz

"The only unforgivable sins are the ones I'm not likely to commit."

5/21/2013 9:52:38 AM

Anon-e-moose

@Valerius

The ultimate - and worst - form of DARVO?

You decide.

5/21/2013 10:10:15 AM

Deep Search

Uh huh. And these men are supposed to be infallible "spiritual leaders" and "heads" of the household. Shot in the dark, but I bet a woman cheating on her husband wouldn't be given so much leeway.

Religion: Keeping people in horrible relationships because misogyny/God says so!:D

5/21/2013 10:19:35 AM

UHM

I think dear Pat confused Mad Men with the Bible.

Oh, and Pat, do you remember what happend last time things were just not talked about? I'll give you a reminder:

5/21/2013 11:12:21 AM
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