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.