Really Pat Robertson? Really?! [VIDEO + POLL]
Pat, Pat, Pat. Pat Robertson has opened his mouth and inserted his foot on this one. The television-evangelist caused some waves in a recent interview. The subject - adultery and forgiveness.
The interview was part of a viewer question segment on "the 700 club" Robertson's his daily news and talk show which airs on local television stations nationwide. ABC reporter, Linsey Davis, was also in the segment, and boy did she get an earful. Robertson was explaining why and how, a wife should forgive her cheating husband and the answer has started an uproar!
A viewer wrote in saying she has tried to forgive her husband for cheating. Before the reporter could finish reading the viewers question, Robertson interrupted with, "stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you." Instead Robertson suggested the viewer should focus on why she married her husband in the first place advising the viewer to try and fall in love with again with her husband. Robertson then added the question, "Does he provide a home for you to live in, does he provide food for you to eat?"
The Evangelist continued to explain that males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander. What!?
Then the comments started coming in from viewers. one person wrote, "hasn't Mr. Robertson forgotten about that little commandment that has to do with adultery?"
Surprisingly, it was his fellow Christian leaders that were more outraged, then even the women viewers. This morning some of his biggest critics aren't women but his fellow christian leaders.
According to ABCNews, here's what one of those Christian leaders had this to say:
I think it's outrageous. I mean historically Christians take personal responsibility for our actions and immoral choices and don't blame those on other people.
If you thought it couldn't get worse, think again. Robertson went on to suggest a woman's looks may be to blame for martial problems. He then told a story about a woman who asked a reverend to stop her husband's drinking. She was awful looking and the preacher looked at her and said, madam, if I was married you, I'd start to drink too.
The christian broadcasting network had to say this:
"his intent was not to condone infidelity. We regret any misunderstanding" but we have to look out for these men and their wandering ways, george. I am not commenting.
Wow! Do these guys really think we are going to fall for that line of BULL? Personally, I think he has lost his mind.
Watch the video, and than take the poll and tell me what you think.