Pat Robertson’s Cheating Advice Sparks Outrage

Pat Robertson’s cheating advice didn’t go over as well as he may have hoped. The evangelist, who appeared on Thursday’s 700 Club, responded to a woman pleading for advice on how to forgive her husband’s cheating by saying, “well, he’s a man.”

That comment, along with several other snippets from Robertson’s response, have served to spark outrage against the evangelist and his, well, less than tactful response to “Ivy.” The woman wrote:

“I’ve been trying to forgive my husband for cheating on me. We have gone to counseling, but I just can’t seem to forgive, nor can I trust. How do you let go of the anger? How do you trust again?”

Pat Robertson responded that the woman should, “Stop talking about the cheating.” Instead, the evangelist stated she should focus on the reasons Ivy married her husband and what he does. He added:

“Recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit. What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”

It was these words, along with the opener, “well, he’s a man,” which sent the internet into a tussle. Users on Twitter had comments ranging from, “I was just thinking it’s been a while since I came across Pat Robertson saying something stupid,” to “Any woman who falls for this is a fool.

Another user added, “Pat Robertson marriage counseling: men sometimes cheat — go make the house nice.” The Hollywood Gossip even got in on the criticism of Robertson’s cheating advice, writing:

“Now, the televangelist has words of wisdom for any woman with a cheating husband: GET OVER IT! CONSIDER THE TEMPTATIONS! BE GRATEFUL HE PROVIDES FOR YOU!”

It’s not the first time Pat Robertson’s comments on cheating husbands have been controversial. When David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell came to light in November, the evangelist asserted that the affair wasn’t a big deal. In January, Robertson also suggested that “awful-looking” women can cause the spark in a marriage to go out.

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