May 18th, 2013 18:00 EST
Holy Crap: According To Rev. Pat Robertson It's A Woman's Fault If Husband Cheats
I wouldn`t ask a televangelist advice on spiritual or mundane matters. Miss Cleo the psychic will probably give you more practical advice, and she only charges a few bucks a minute. A televangelist will bleed you dry in the name of Jesus Christ.
But some desperate souls still look to TV preachers for advice and comfort. A caller to Pat Robertson`s "700 Club" asked him how she could forgive her husband for cheating on her. This poor woman h ad gone to counseling, and sought the Lord in prayer, but she couldn`t let go of her anger and resentment.
The minister dispensed these pearls of wisdom:
"Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he`s a man. O.K!
Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Is he handsome? Males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do is make the home so wonderful that he doesn`t want to wander. "
Robertson reacted as if the woman was at fault. If she had been a godly Christian woman, and cooked good meals for her man, and dusted the living room wearing a French Maid outfit, maybe her husband wouldn`t have strayed.
It appears as if in his old age Robertson has developed a laissez faire attitude towards cheating, at least if it`s the husband who`s fooling around.
I`m not a theologian or a Bible scholar, but I hope Robertson will indulge me as I school him in Holy Scriptures:
Listen you old windbag. The Bible doesn`t say: Thou shalt not commit adultery, unless thy be a man, for the Lord knoweth that men strayeth.
In a statement, the Christian Broadcast Network apologized for the comment:
Robertson`s point was that everyone is human and there is much temptation outside of the home, so she should do whatever she can to strengthen their home and relationship. His intent was not to condone infidelity or to cast blame. We regret any misunderstanding.
Robertson must employ a legion of lawyers, and public relations experts to apologize and explain away his frequent gaffes.
Don`t turn to a religious nut for advice, I`ll give you advice and I won`t charge you a cent. Here`s my advice for "Ivy", the woman who is having a hard time forgiving her scoundrel husband:
The foundation of any relationship is trust, if you can`t reclaim that trust and faith in your husband, even though you`ve been to counseling: Ditch the bum. And for God`s sake stop listening to that besotted old fool Robertson.