Pat Robertson says a husband’s infidelity is just a man being a man
Televangelist Pat Robertson, who frequently claims to have his own pipeline to God’s thoughts on various subjects, INSTRUCTED one of his viewers today on how to deal with a cheating husband:
“He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man,” Robertson said. “What you do is begin to focus on why you married him in the first place, on what he does good. Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear? Is he nice to the children?”
Besides disregarding the possibility that the viewer, “Ivy,” might have a job of her own, Robertson suggested her husband was bound by nature to stray.
“Recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit,” said Robertson, who did not mention whether he had ever “wandered” during his own marriage. “What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander. Think of the temptations that are out there: the internet is filled with pornography; the magazines are filled with salacious pictures of women; anywhere you look there’s some solicitation to the senses to entice a man.”
Consequently, he said, “Ivy” should treat her husband as if he had been captured.