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Pat Robertson Tells Man To Move To Saudi Arabia So He Can Beat His Wife (Legally, of Course)

6:17 pm - 09/10/2012
This morning on the 700 Club's regular segment "Bring It On," in which horrible people ask other horrible people how to continue being horrible people, a man asked Pat Robertson how to work things out with his wife who "has no respect for [him] as head of the house." Pat Robertson responded, unblinking:

Well you could become a muslim and you could beat her.

Whole seconds pass before Pat chuckles as if he were kidding (which, as it becomes clear, he is not) and continues to deep-throat his own foot:

Somebody's gotta stand up to her, and he can't let her get away with this stuff... I don't think we condone wife-beating these days, but something's gotta be done to make her—

"Not physically, of course," co-host Terry Meeuwsen tries to redirect before Robertson goes on to to diagnose this man's "rebellious" wife with some sort of weird pre-Oedipal, temper tantrum, "unwilling to submit to authority" type thing. "What do you do with that?"

You can't divorce her, according to the scripture. MOVE TO SAUDI ARABIA.

And then he swallowed.

redstar826 11th-Sep-2012 01:06 am (UTC)
maybe his wife doesn't respect him because it dawned on her that she married a man who watches Pat Robertson...
fishphile 11th-Sep-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
layweed 11th-Sep-2012 01:09 am (UTC)

i wish they could pull his fucking program off the air, but seeing as it's essentially paid programming, idk how they would accomplish that.
lovedforaday 11th-Sep-2012 01:17 am (UTC)
the stupid Muslims beat their wives joke. calling a grown woman a child. suggesting that the husband should beat his wife even beyond the offensive Muslim joke. scoffing at the idea of psychological counseling for the husband and wife. there are so many things wrong with that video.

it's really a shame old Pat had an airtight contract drawn up that prohibits any owners of the Family Channel from canceling the 700 Club. this shit shouldn't be on any channel outside those horrible Christian stations.
carmy_w 11th-Sep-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
It runs on our local CBS channel. Think I need to start sending them some serious emails/letters/petitions....
shadowwolf1321 11th-Sep-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Not this asshole again. Why is his program still on the fucking air?! There are so many things wrong in that video it is unbelievable that people believe the bullshit he is spewing.
poetic_pixie_13 11th-Sep-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Men fucking suck.
layweed 11th-Sep-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
Idk if I would even call Pat Robertson a "man". He's like that fucking slimy shit you get clinging to rocks. Boot scrapping. Fucking lower than dirt.
bestdaywelived 11th-Sep-2012 02:24 am (UTC)

None of this apologism shit. He's a man. Not in scare quotes, but a man.
brother_dour 11th-Sep-2012 02:35 am (UTC)
That's right. Pond scum bears no responsibility. Robertson -should-
lady_grace 11th-Sep-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
I'd rather hang out with pond scum, at any rate.
belly_savalas 11th-Sep-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
THIS thank you
brother_dour 11th-Sep-2012 01:33 am (UTC)
"in which horrible people ask other horrible people how to continue being horrible people"

That is an absolutely awesome way to describe it
greycoupon 11th-Sep-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
It's not a one off comment since he goes back to it at the end so he can't even claim he "misspoke".

I almost feel bad for the co-host there who tries to suggest professional counseling for the couple. (I can't imagine how they could have problems when the husband's #1 solutions to problems in the marriage is to ask a tv evangelist what to do.)
layweed 11th-Sep-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Pat Robertson's got all the answers, he's in touch with God.
mirhanda 11th-Sep-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Matthew 7:22-24

22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
matryoshka 11th-Sep-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
If we all got a nickel for every time Pat Robertson said something awful and offensive, we'd be rolling in cash. Fuck that guy.
moonbladem 11th-Sep-2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Awww Pat Robertson longs for the good old days when men were the head of the household, and were obeyed unquestioningly by their wives or they'd get beaten up all over the place. Women were supposed to cook, clean, pop babies out, submit to the will of their husbands and shut the fuck up while doing all that.

So if we are to take Pat Robertson's attitude as the norm amongst right-wing, fundamentalist Christians, we are to believe that beating up women in order to control them and hence regain the upper hand, so men are the undeniable bosses, should be the way to go.

I swear, the more this man opens his mouth, the uglier the sewage that spews from it. What a vile, reprehensible, sad, sorry excuse for a human being.
tabaqui 11th-Sep-2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
I know it was tidied up and isn't a word-for-word account of life, but reading the Laura Ingalls books, you never, ever got the sense that Ma was a doormat.

I dunno where this sick compulsion to denigrate and deny and diminish women comes from in men, but it's disgusting.
purepulp 11th-Sep-2012 02:58 am (UTC)
I think hatred and black magic are keeping this man alive.
hamiltonia 11th-Sep-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Along with whatever malevolent force it is that turns public bathrooms into jungles of toilet paper and terrible smells.
bluelarkspur 11th-Sep-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
If I were stuck married to a guy who thought he should be worshiped as the "head of the household", I wouldn't respect him either.

Advice that is for some reason not present: "Hey, maybe you should respect your wife."
yamamanama 11th-Sep-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
With luck, neither Pat nor the Saudi regime will last much longer.
silver_apples 11th-Sep-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
Wow. I wish I could understand everything about a person's childhood and interpersonal relationships after a five-sentence description.
mollybarton 11th-Sep-2012 04:15 am (UTC)
This old fart needs to shut the hell up.
mercystars 11th-Sep-2012 04:25 am (UTC)
who would jesus beat?
romp 11th-Sep-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
85redberries 11th-Sep-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
I had to listen to this a-hole for years when I was younger. And my dad used to always give to the 700 Club. What a terrible, shitty human being.
ruby_chalice 11th-Sep-2012 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh. Christianity in action?
astra_aurora 11th-Sep-2012 11:40 am (UTC)
What a fuckwalrus. Fuck this guy.
tin_penguin 11th-Sep-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)

Incorporating this into my daily vocabulary starting NOW.
leaf_collector 11th-Sep-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
sankaku_atama 11th-Sep-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Why would you do such a horrible thing as to associate walruses with Pat Robertson?

tabaqui 11th-Sep-2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
For fuck's sake.
kalikahuntress 11th-Sep-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I recommend she leaves her hubby, unless she wants to spend considerable amounts of her life trying to reason with a man that wants a servant not an equal in the relationship.
sune_kitty 11th-Sep-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
*blinkblink* Tell my fiance that he has some mystical authority over me and he'll look at you like your crazy then tell you that I have a mind and am perfectly capable of using it. We're partners, not a feudal overlordship.

Also... fuck you Pat. I hope every woman in your life leaves you. See how well you cook and clean then.
fishphile 11th-Sep-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Pat Robertson is such an asshole.
that_therapist 11th-Sep-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
dustbunny105 11th-Sep-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
It amazes me that this dickbiscuit still hasn't crumbled under the force of his own hatred.
paksenarrion2 12th-Sep-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
I love the term dickbiscuit.

He was made with moldy lard and should have crumbled by now. Too bad God couldn't smite him dead.
lizzy_someone 12th-Sep-2012 07:09 am (UTC)
a) brb puking my guts out, jfc
b) I love how his explanation is that she had temper tantrums as a child. I'm not sure I have ever personally encountered a child who never had temper tantrums. I am pretty much a shy shrinking violet pushover of an adult and I most certainly had (loud, extensive) temper tantrums as a small child.
dw_10rosefan 12th-Sep-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
He is not a man. A real man would never say anything like that at all.
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