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 incendiary, insensitive, heartless 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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