Pat Robertson's cheating comments a 'misunderstanding,' says network

pat-robertson-cheating-comments.jpgPat Robertson was back in the news Thursday (May 16) when he offered some controversial advice to a woman, Ivy, who wrote to him asking how she forgives and moves on from her husband cheating on her.

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?
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