Marriage problems? Pat Robertson blames ‘hard-nosed,’ ‘awful-looking’ wives

Oh, yes he did. After a 17-year-old boy wrote and said his dad was more interested in video games than mom, Robertson speculated about why. "It may be your mom isn't as sweet as you think she is," he said. "She may be kind of hard-nosed. . . ."When Robertson's long-suffering cohost asked how he could blame the mother, he responded, "It's easy to blame the mother" and continued:You know, a woman came to a preacher that I know -- he's so funny -- and she was awful looking. I mean, … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson, Petraeus, and sexual infidelity

Groan. So here we have an unfolding scandal involving infidelity in the highest reaches of the U.S. military and intelligence community, and what does Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson say about it?Commenting on the affair of General David Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell, Robertson said it was "[a]mazing . . . that the affairs of the heart seem to catch these guys." But then he set up a string of mitigators: Petraeus was away, Broadwell was hot, so what can we expect?"I mean, … [Read more...]

What Pat Robertson gets wrong about adoption

When a woman named Susan wrote the 700 Club looking for answers, she surely wasn't expecting the kind she received. The mother of three adopted daughters, each from different countries, wrote to say that the men she was dating invariably got cold feet when it came to the subject of her children. "Why," she asked, "are these men acting this way?"Pat Robertson's answer left audiences with their jaws hanging low. "A man doesn't want to take on the United Nations," he said, excusing the men, … [Read more...]