Pat Robertson’s cheating advise suggests that men are unfaithful, by nature. The host of The 700 Club offered the unusual advice, in response to a woman who was devastated by her husband’s cheating.
The viewer expressed that she was unable to forgive her cheating husband. Robertson’s response suggested that women are equally responsible when their husbands stray.
As reported by the Huffington Post, Robertson stated “he cheated on you, well, he’s a man.” Robertson continued, explaining that women are responsible for keeping their husbands happy at home. He points out that women need to “make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”
Pat Robertson’s cheating advice has been notoriously harsh toward women. As reported by the Christian Post, the religious television host has explained that women need to maintain their appearance to please their husbands.
He advises women to “look pretty” and “look alert” to keep their husbands’ attention. He underlined his view by relating a story about an “awful looking” woman who approached her pastor for marital advice. She stated that her husband had developed a drinking problem.
Robertson delivered the punchline: “Madame, if I was married to you I’d start to drink too.”
Robertson is best known for his program The 700 Club on The Christian Broadcasting Network. In addition to hosting the show, he founded and continues to head the network.
The CBN was founded in 1960 as the first network dedicated to Christian programming. According to PatRobertson.com, CBN is now broadcast in 70 different languages, in 200 nations worldwide.
Robertson is also credited with founding Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, the American Center for Law and Justice, Regent University, and the former International Family Entertainment Inc.
A former Marine, Robertson served during the Korean war. After completing his tour, Robertson obtained a degree in Law and a Master of Divinity.
As he is well known, and well respected, Pat Robertson’s cheating advice likely reached a wide audience. Unfortunately, as stated by Robertson’s co-host, cheating is “one of the ultimate betrayals,” and not so simple to forgive.