US religious Rightist Robertson advocates wife-beating


This video from the USA says about itself:

Pat Robertson laments that it isn’t legal to beat your wife in America, advises viewer to move to Saudi Arabia.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Pat Robertson, Televangelist, Encourages Man To Become Muslim So He Can Beat His Wife

09/11/2012 6:30 am

Once again, Pat Robertson has said something ridiculously offensive and cruel.

Past targets have included gays, feminists and pagans, atheists, people with Alzheimer’s, adoptive parents, Haitians and people who don’t pray enough. This time, the televangelist focused his ire on wives who fail to properly obey their husbands.

On Monday’s broadcast of Robertson’s television show “The 700 Club,” he answered a question from a viewer named Michael about how to repair his marriage to a woman who “has no respect for me as the head of the house.”

Robertson’s response: “Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her.”

Bizarrely, this comment elicited laughter from Robertson’s co-host, Terry Meeuwsen.

Unfortunately, Robertson didn’t stop there.

“I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her.”

He also called the woman a “rebellious child” who doesn’t want to “submit to any authority.” However, since the Scripture doesn’t allow for divorce, Robertson urged the husband to “move to Saudi Arabia,” where, ostensibly, beating the woman would be permissible.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.

According to Right Wing Watch, the very same clip was edited when posted on the Christian Broadcast Network’s website in order to remove the offensive rhetoric.

And if you’re tempted to write off Robertson as just a fringe character, know this: He spent last weekend hanging out with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, NBC News reported.

For more outrageous Robertson quotes, check out the slideshow below here.

Pat Robertson: Muslims ‘go crazy’ because they have the spirit of a ‘wild donkey’: here.

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22 thoughts on “US religious Rightist Robertson advocates wife-beating

  1. I don’t underestimate the danger of fanatics. What really scares me, though, is that I think he may be going senile and they still hang on every word out of his mouth as if he were some mythological giant like Jesus or something. Kudos to Dear Kitty, Huffington, et.al. for getting the word out about Robertson.
    -Dennis

  2. Ummmmmmmmm…not one of this Pastor’s brightest moments. Pastors always talk about the women and their faults in things. What I am wondering, is what did the man do? There are always two sides to a story. I tell you what, if a man cheats on me, I would do more than just yell and slap. U would have trouble finding the body. So I think this husband got off easy with just a yell and a slap. He must have done something wrong. What is the woman’s side?

    Saying that the grown woman is acting like a 3 year old is also wrong. I’m sure that if the woman in question ever saw this Christian show that the marriage would end in divorce. Good going Pastor Robertson!

    It embarrasses me to be a Christian when I see stuff like this because the message of Jesus is muddled in with other twisted agendas. We are always told in church not to be embarrassed to be a christian. Its hard though when “Christian” pastors get on TV and spout nonsense like this. I just hope folks know that not every Christian is b@t $#!% crazy like this.

    • No, not every Christian is crazy like Robertson. However, he has lots of money, and a lot of his policies coincide with rich corporations’ interests. That gives Robertson more media presence etc.

  3. Reblogged this on The Balsamean™ and commented:
    I WANT TO SHARE THIS HERE FOR ALL MY READERS IN THE PSYCHOLOGY BUSINESS, TO SHOW THEM HOW IT’S REALLY DONE BY A WORLD-FAMOUS PROFESSIONAL IN THE WORK OF BENDING MINDS. THANKS TO DEAR KITTY AND ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ENLIGHTEN OTHERS THIS WAY. Now I have to go puke. Again. -Dennis (Non-theist Balsamean)

  4. Should I send this letter?

    Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
    “Steve” stavrophotography

    Dear Representative Marshall
    I hope this letter actually reaches your desk and it is you that will be reading this letter . I read a story entitled “Children with disabilities are God’s punishment to women who previously had abortions.” . While the story is two years old, and there is a chance you’ve had a change of heart. I wanted to tell you as a person who was born hydrocephalic, commonly known as water on the brain,how shocked I was to read the story.

    My mother is a good woman! She made so many sacrifices to make sure I got the help I needed through nine life saving surgeries. She left my father in Greece to come to the states to seek help.
    We ended up in Atlanta Georgia, where I would have all my surgeries at Egleston children’s hospital . I not only owe my life to God, and Jesus, I owe my life and honor my life with the love I have for the woman that not only gave birth to me, but saved my life!

    Again, the story is two years old. I really do hope you’ve had a change of heart since the story was released!? If not, I hope this letter as opened your eyes, heart and mind to my story, and no doubt that of many others who were not just offended, but truly hurt by your comments.

    Steve Giovanis

    Story below
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/02/22/83337/disabled-abortion/

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