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Romney Campaigner Pat Robertson Is Sad ‘We Don’t Condone Wife-Beating These Days’

by David Badash on September 10, 2012

in News,Politics,Religion

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Pat Robertson on air counseled a husband whose wife “insults” him, by stating, “you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” and saying the man’s “got to stand up to her and he can’t let her get away with this stuff.” Robertson, who almost exactly to the day one year ago suggested a man leave his wife who had Alzheimer’s, went as far today to lament, “I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.”

Robertson also called the woman a “thirteen-year old in a 30-year old’s body,” and suggested she might need counseling.

The overriding suggestion is that women must always subordinate themselves to their husbands, must obey them, be responsible for their husband’s own self-esteem, and if they don’t, “something has got to be done.”

“Mitt Romney this weekend stumped alongside televangelist Pat Robertson, not minding Robertson’s legacy of incendiaryinsensitiveheartless and apocalyptic rhetoric that has gotten him in trouble in the past,” Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch noted.

Remember, this is what the Right calls “traditional marriage.”


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davidjohng September 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I agree with Pat Robertson about few things but I'm not sure this is not a case of domestic violence directed at the male that the left wing is using as a feminist case. Just switch the genders. if someone had stated to a wife to "beat her husband" the mainstream or left media would find this funny or even take her side. There's a double standard here. The only suspect thing I hear from Robertson is "submitting to his authority". They were obviously a Christian couple or they wouldnt be submitting a question to Robertson so they probably share his values to a great degree. She probably does need counseling…and so does he.

Contessa_Mia September 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

male OR female, people should not be beating on each other for any reason… and yes the PAIR needs counselling, as there is two much power play and gaming in the relationship. I am as lefty/liberal as all hell, and I am totally against physical violence, it is no laughing matter. And as for Robertson's comment about Muslims, more stupidity from him, ALL Muslims do not indulge in this sort of reprehensible behavior, likely not even "most", and as one Muslim (male) friend said to me, people who love each other do not INSULT each other….

voenixrising September 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Take some solace in knowing that Pat's days on this earth—based on his age alone—are numbered.

Goose09 September 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

While I don't advocate the death of any human being, I do share your sense of serenity knowing that the days of him being taken seriously are starting to wane. He has for far too long polluted the minds of those who watch his show with hatred toward their fellow man. A terrible example of Christian values, at least from my perspective.

InvokeRights September 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

It's not advocating his death [much], it's knowing that he won't be around much longer due to his body slowly decaying. Science is a wonderful thing.

Although, if religion was brought in, it would read more along the lines of "God should be calling him soon." LOL

greeklight September 12, 2012 at 2:42 am

he'll be fertilizer in a few years. Until womens' rights on an international level are addressed, we cannot move forward at all.

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