May 17th, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Christians blast Pat Robertson over adultery comments

Many christian leaders were upset when Pat Robertson told a viewer who was struggling to forgive her cheating husband – to get over it – because men can't help but cheat and it was probably her fault anyway.

"He cheated on you, well he's a man, okay, so what you do is begin to focus on why you married him in the first place." Robertson added, "... recognize males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do is make the home so wonderful he doesn't want to wander."

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The Christian Broadcasting Network which Robertson founded says it was all a misunderstanding.

"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.

But when you listen to what Robertson's said in the past about men straying and General Petraeus, does that statement really add up?

OutFront tonight: Comedian and CNN Opinion writer Dean Obeidallah, Radio show host and comedian Stephanie Miller and Hogan Gidley Former National Communications Director for Rick Santorum.

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  1. Brian Gilliam

    Pat Robertson had an affair with James Jordan from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. James was in the 12th grade at Kings Christian when the affair started. Pat was the top and James was the bottom.

    November 13, 2013 at 2:52 am | Reply
  2. betty

    I was totally disgusted with the comment to a woman that her husband had been unfaithful to her. This is not the first time that Pat R. has made a statement that men or men. I think that CNN should remove him from making any comments.. I watch almost every day and he is constantly putting his foot in his mouth and is leading some people astray. I now watch the news and then turn him off. I mute any comments and wish that he would retire. He is not helping to spread the gospel anymore. There comes a time after aging, that we have to step down because our thinking is not as clear as it once was. I do not agree with him on much on anything anymore. I love the Lord Jesus with all my heart but I do not feel that my husband has the right to go astray for any reason in God's eyes and to say he does, does not represent what the Bible says. Thank you.

    May 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  3. Sherry

    Has Pat Robertson lost his mind? He speaks as though the double standard is ok for a man. I hope his wife is a beauty, if not, that gives him a free pass to cheat. Oh, or is that only if he is in a foreign country it is ok. All I can say is, he might as well take a dull butter knife and castrate himself, because by the time the American women get done with him he will wish he was a eunuch. From this point on, I could never put nor have any faith in anything he had to say or represent. I would say there are many viewers of his program that are dealing with infidelity in their husbands and for him to set there and make it out that the woman is to blame is nothing short of stupidity!!!! He certainly does not speak for all Christians.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:38 am | Reply

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