Christian Broadcasting Network Apologizes for Pat Robertson "Misunderstanding"

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The Christian Broadcasting Network is sort of sorry if Pat Robertson came across a chauvinistic pig this week.

The televangelist appeared on The 700 Club Wednesday and responded to a viewer's question about how to forgive a cheating husband by initially telling her to focus on the man's positive traits.

"Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat?" Robertson asked. "Is he handsome?"

Robertson - who shrugged off David Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell because the latter is attractive - then caused a real firestorm with his closing remarks:

"Males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do it make the home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander."

In response to severe backlash, from other Christian leaders and the Internet as a whole, the network has released the following statement:

"As a first step in the process, Dr. Robertson stated that she should stop dwelling on the cheating. Next, he recommended that she remind herself of all the reasons she fell in love with him in the first place so that she might try to fall back in love with him all over again.

"Lastly, his 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."

In the past, Robertson has said that ugly women are to blame for marital problems between husband and wife.

It may simply be time people stop seeking his relationship counsel.


Way to go! By failing to address the REV's blatant male chauvinism, choosing to deal with everything BUT, you reveal the level of your ability to misunderstand basic marital morality. There's only one issue here... what REV Robertson himself said. Period! John


I don't believe he has been misunderstood.
He is one of the reasons that Christianity has lost it's credibility.
He is an old man grasping for his last straw.
Pat...go suck an egg. You ruined your faith by you ignorant mouth and goofy ego.
Shame on you.

@ LadyDi

No! What this is - its another reason " POOR" reasons to Hate Christians! Let me guess- You are Gay? Outcast as a Christian? Out of Wedlock Baby? No Church welcome wagon? The people who hate MUSLUMS also hate Women's beheading. You on the other half hate where you don't feel welcome! You are a blamer!


make life less boring..........CHEAT LIKE HELL!!


I cannot believe that there is not more outrage about this man and what he says. We're living in a different America.

@ RL

Yes we are living in a different America and THAT doesn't make it a better America. 48 million on Food Stamps. To make a porn flick is the NEW road to success. Having a multiracial baby somehow makes you more open and diverse? Who cares if you can support the little one or not- it's not important until after you've proven your not racist by way of the little Government dependent offspring. A new America where "White Guilt" is served with each CNN Broadcast. An America where the youth movement doesn't see anything wrong with late term abortions but will denounce anyone who does not support Homosexuallity. A group who voted for a Civil Servent because his open minded transparent mask who wants fairness for all yet his own IRS targets TEA Party and conservatives all the while this same disgraceful group somehow wants you to beleive they have your best interests at heart in regards to healthcare? This new America is nothing less than chaos on tap and the ones that want the most have the less to give. It's pathetic and it's all to do with your greedy ass unaccountable mindsets. You Liberals are an embarrassment. You have made your bed and in the future you will see where that has got you. You have the morals of a prostitute and the Loyalty of Crack Head yet you point a finger at ANYONE?

@ Sweet

You dirty slut. Shame on you and may God remember your defense of an adulterous monster.


Pat Robertson is a PIG! I always thought of him as a spiritual leader but not anymore. He gives excuses as to why a man would cheat? And not only that, he blames the wife. HE IS A PIG! It sounds as though he may be excusing HIMSELF of perhaps cheating on his own wife, he' isn't too good looking. Must be her fault. Has he never read the Bible.."thou shalt NOT commit adultery" It was a COMMANDMENT not a suggestion! I will never watch or listen to him ever again! He is not a spiritual leader..he is a FRAUD

@ Debi

Xian whore


"old men" are to blame for all the worlds problems. See how easy it is to do - blame. Throw it against the wall and see if it sticks. The new christianity. This man needs to be denied air time.