As is its wont, the Internet is once again mocking Pat Robertson. What did ol’ Pat do this time? A woman wrote into his show asking for his guidance on how to forgive her husband for cheating on her, “so we can get on with our lives.” Robertson’s advice was to focus on the things she loves about him — is he good with the kids, is he handsome, etc? “He must have something, or you wouldn’t have married him, so think about those things.” It’s not the worst advice in the world!
But Robertson also seems oddly forgiving of the husband’s infidelity. “He cheated on you — well, he’s a man, okay,” Robertson says, as if cheating should be taken as a given for all men. Ultimately, Robertson says, it’s the woman’s responsibility to stop her husband from cheating. “Like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do is make the home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”