Tuesday, August 20, 2013

C'mon Pat, which is it?

By now most of you probably have heard or have seen the clip of Televangelist Pat Robertson telling a woman how she can forgive her cheating husband. He advises her to stop dwelling on the past deed and look for the good within him - the positive. And though I'm not a Robertson supporter, I feel, that's pretty logical advice 
if you're trying to forgive.

 BUT he drops the ball when he says "well he's a man" and "males have a tendency to wander a little bit". He states it like it's a plausible excuse and goes on citing all the salacious trappings that men can fall prey to. He also suggests women should "make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander." Wait a minute , doesn't the Ten Commandments say Thou shall not commit adultery? I mean they are simple laws. Does that mean men get a little wiggle room because of their nature?   Ahhhh, I don't think so.

 Mr. Robertson speaks, in another segment, how God will punish the U.S. for supporting gay rights.  At the end of this clip he says,"This country can not continue to violate God's principles and to make a mockery of his laws and think we're going to get away with it."  

Who's making a mockery?  In a Huff Post article it states "Pat Robertson doesn't think General David Petraeus should be condemned for his affair with writer Paula Broadwell. After all, she is "an extremely good looking woman" and "he's a man."   (Again with that term.  Get a better writer, will you please).   And then he thumps on his Bible declaring it's against God's law for a man to lie with another.  Hey Pat, does that thumpthump infraction have more weight than breaking the laws given to Moses?     

I'm not trying to advocate any side of the gay issue.  My point is if you have compassion and understanding towards a transgression shouldn't all transgressions receive that same insight and if you were strident towards a violation of God's law shouldn't all violations get the same condemnation?

To me, if you don't, it's hypocrisy,that's what I see here and it's a shame he has so many people's ears.


  1. I used to be a supporter of Pat Robinson, but, I stopped and this is why. Maybe if Christians actually started acting like Christians they wouldn't get such a bad rap.

    1. I'm there with you on that one, Maggie. I'm not much for organized religions, though I do respect them. I do try to follow the "golden rule", Do unto others. . ., and the Commandments.

      I feel if we all did that or follow the equivalent their religion has, then this world would be a much better place.

  2. Hey, Donna, leaving any sort of religion out of it (because you actually can), I'm all for fairness among everyone, not dependent upon what gender they are or what their orientation happens to be. Personally, I think infidelity is a relationship deal-breaker no matter which half does it, but that might just be me. But if forgiveness is to be given, it shouldn't have to do with whether you're the man or the woman or straight or gay. Or Christian or anything else. No excuses per Pat Robertson. How freaking archaic and backward.

    1. I agree with what you're saying, if forgiveness is given, it shouldn't have boundaries based in gender, sexual orientation etc.

      True you can leave religion out of it. And, I too, am for fairness among everyone. That, to me, falls within the Golden Rule.