Robertson’s advice included the statement, “Well, he’s a man … 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.”
The televangelist’s remarks drew criticism across the internet — even from fellow Christians.
Gabe Lyons, author of “The Next Christians,” tells “Good Morning America,” “I think it’s outrageous. Historically, Christians take personal
responsibilities for our actions and immoral choices and don’t blame
those on other people.”
This is hardly Robertson’s first foray into controversial advice — or even his first use of the “He’s a man” line. Robertson offered that excuse when former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell came to light.
Some of Robertson’s other great hits include that it’s OK to divorce a spouse who has Alzheimer’s, that Haiti’s earthquake was due to their “pact with the Devil” and that mac ‘n cheese is a “black thing.”
He does, however, support marijuana legalization.
Anyway. The Christian Broadcast Network has attempted to clarify Robertson’s most recent remarks in a statement:
“As a first step in the process, Dr. Robertson stated that she should
stop dwelling on the cheating. Next, he recommended that she remind
herself of all the reasons she fell in love with him in the first place
so that she might try to fall back in love with him all over again.
Lastly, his point was that everyone is human and there is much
temptation outside of the home, so she should do whatever she can to
strengthen their home and relationship. His intent was not to condone
infidelity or to cast blame. We regret any misunderstanding,”
Do you think that’s really what Robertson meant?