May 17th, 2013
12:12 PM ET

Pat Robertson shrugs off adultery, CBN regrets the misunderstanding

By Eric Marrapodi, Co-Editor CNN Belief Blog
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(CNN) - The Christian Broadcasting Network regrets the misunderstanding. Again.

Pat Robertson, the network's 83-year-old founder, was not condoning adultery when he answered a viewer's quesion on "The 700 Club" this week, the network said.

The viewer said she was having difficulty forgiving her husband for cheating. Robertson said the “secret” was to “stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man. OK.”

Robertson went on to suggest the woman focus on why she had married her husband and whether he provided for her needs and those of their children, adding, “Is he handsome? Start focusing on these things and essentially fall in love all over again.”

“Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn’t want to wander.”

CBN spokesman Chris Roslan wrote in a statement that Robertson’s “intent was not to condone infidelity or to cast blame. We regret any misunderstanding."

Robertson off-the-cuff comments over the years have perplexed and angered other Christian leaders. One Christian pastor said his New Year’s resolution was to not comment on Robertson’s gaffes for an entire year.

Here are some of Robertson's most memorable statements:

1. The U.S. should kill Chavez

In 2005 Robertson suggested the United States should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with,” he said in a segment about the now-deceased head of state.

After considerable outcry, the minister backtracked and released a statement saying, “Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him."

A U.S. State Department official called the remarks "inappropriate."

2. How bad is weed, really?

Robertson, who once ran for president as a Republican, broke ranks with religious conservatives by endorsing the legalization of marijuana. "I believe in working with the hearts of people, and not locking them up," he said in a 2010 broadcast of "The 700 Club."

Cue spokesman Chris Roslan, who wrote, “Pat has never condoned the use of, nor does he use, marijuana.”

3. You know who’s to blame for that earthquake in Haiti? Haitians.

Shortly after a 2010 earthquake in Haiti left more than 220,000 people dead and Port-au-Prince decimated, Robertson referenced a slave revolt in 1804, where, legend has it, the Haitian slaves made a deal with the devil to shake off French colonialism.

"And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.' True story. And so the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal,'" Robertson said one day after the quake.

"You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other."

That day CBN quickly clarified: “Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath. If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear.” In fact, while Robertson was talking about Haiti on TV, his charitable arm Operation Blessing was already on the ground providing medical treatment, food, and supplies to victims.

4. Gay days = hurricanes and possibly meteors

In June 1998, after Walt Disney World announced it would have special days for gay and lesbian families in Orlando, and city officials announced they would fly rainbow flags in support of the event, Robertson warned the city, "You're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you."

Robertson told the Orlando Sentinel at the time that his comments were taken out of context and released a full transcript of what he said on the show:

“So if the United States wants to embrace 'degrading passions' - according to the Bible, something that the Bible says is an abomination against God - we're not in any way, shape or form hating anybody. This is not a message of hate; this is a message of redemption. But if a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation; if it will bring about terrorist bombs; if it'll bring about earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor, it isn't necessarily something we ought to open our arms to. And I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you."

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity

soundoff (2,964 Responses)
  1. Corey

    You would all do well to heed this great man's words for he speaks the ultimate truth!!! All of you sinners and deviants need to bow down and........just kidding lol.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:19 am |
    • digger

      The sad part is that so many nutcases send this clown millions a year. A fellow Staff Sgt came to me decades ago and asked my advice because he needed extra cash. I told him to get one of those $5 licenses by mail to become a Minister. Then take an ad out saying that he was a Minister and would pray for a deceased loved one. He drives down to Austin, puts an ad in the paper and gets a PO box. He comes back up after a week and opened his PO box and there were a mess of envelopes with cash. He did say the prayers, by the way.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  2. lilyq

    People say they want to hear the truth but when they hear it, are outraged.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:16 am |
    • midwest rail

      Do let the rest of us know when that occurs with Pat Robertson.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:19 am |
    • lilyq

      Good illustration. Thanks.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:26 am |
    • The real Tom

      Robertson's version of the "truth" apparently mirrors yours. It doesn't make it valid.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:28 am |
    • lilyq

      "Truth", just is...opinion doesn't change it.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:31 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      I think midwest was correct in their comment. Sorry that the truth upsets you.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:33 am |
    • lilyq

      I'm not upset at all. Have a good day.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:39 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      Now that is a lie because you felt you had to post such a statement in the first place, and respond to other people's comment about it.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:43 am |
  3. Logic & Reason

    Pat Robertson should bury himself today before his own so called christian mob does it for him. You can't stick your foot any deeper into your mouth than this.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  4. Marie

    OOoohh. Juicy. Preaching to others and getting caught with your knickers down. Here's to you Mr. Roberston. .............He loves you more than you can say. LOL

    May 19, 2013 at 10:10 am |
  5. BlindSquirrel

    Honestly, you have to wonder why anyone puts any stock in what this man says. 2 Timothy 3:5 may have been written for him.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:05 am |
  6. JustAsking

    To The Real Tom:
    Please don't misinterpret what I wrote. I did not say men cheat because their wives are not perfect homemakers. I said "make home a welcoming place", which means when your man walks in the door, don't nag at him about all the things he did wrong or has not yet done. As in: Why didn't you take the trash out? It smells horrible! You left your socks on the floor again! Why do you NEVER get them in the laundry basket?" Or how about this backhanded thank you: I appreciate you folded the towels but I wish you would do it correctly. I had to refold all of them!
    No one wants to come home to that, man or woman. So yes, make the home a welcoming place. Women have a tendency to nag, some men do too.
    So make your home a welcoming place to your spouse and they will be glad to come home and stay home.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:04 am |
    • The real Tom

      Listen, you cluck. I didn't say YOU said it, although now you have. I said Robertson's words implied it. And they did.

      It is absolutely absurd to say that if home is a welcoming place, spouses won't be tempted to cheat and if they are tempted that they will not yield to said temptation. It's just an outright lie. People cheat. People murder. People steal. They do so regardless of circu mstances. To pretend that a woman can make her spouse be faithful by providing a good home life is malarkey and doing so places the onus on the victim here, not where it belongs, on the perpetrator.

      Robertson, and you, are living in a dream world where women are stay-at-home moms who still wear high heels and pearls to vacuum the carpet.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:20 am |
    • LadyMiss Libra

      Thanks for airing out your dirty laundry for all the world to see JustAsking...LOL. How many women do you that will wait for their husbands to get home to take out the trash, except In your home? STILL ROFL.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:29 am |
    • mama k

      "when your man walks in the door"

      Wow, JustAsking, sounds like you don't realize how ridiculous you sound. The familial work/home scenario of Ozzie and Harriett went poof quite a while ago. Did you just wake up from a forty-year sleep?

      May 19, 2013 at 10:33 am |
    • The real Tom

      No kidding, mama. This is just hilarious, watching these guys describe their home lives. Apparently, they think most women stay at home while their MEN go to work. There are many, many nights when my husband gets home earlier than I do.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:35 am |
    • JustAsking

      Please don't be so literal. Those were simply examples of ways to nag. I don't understand the "airing your dirty laundry for all the world to see" as I never expressed or implied this happens in my home.
      Your man never comes home and you are already there? Maybe on a Saturday? Making the home a welcoming place does not imply the woman doesn't work and is a homemaker. Whether you work outside the home or not, male or female, you can make your home a battleground or a welcoming place.
      By no means does making home a welcoming place GUARANTEE your spouse won't cheat, but it may help lower the odds. An unhappy spouse is more likely to cheat than a happy one, serial cheating bast@rds excluded. There is little hope for them.

      May 19, 2013 at 11:28 am |
    • The real Tom

      "Women have a tendency to nag, some men do too."

      So you're pretty much saying that all women have a tendency to nag, but only some men do? Yeah, it's pretty clear where you're coming from.

      Had Robertson not let his enormous ego have free rein, he'd have advised the women to get couples counseling from someone who actually knows something. Instead, he stepped in it with both feet and deserves the criticism he's getting.

      May 19, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  7. Jersey Joe

    No misunderstanding here. Pat you are an IDIOT. So it' the wife's fault when a husband is unfaithful. Is that what you told your wife?
    You should 1 – Apologize to Women! 2 – Think about retiring because you REALLY are getting too OLD and you mind is going! 3 – We are tired of your lack of respect for Women.
    You are losing your follower base. You must join the REAL WORLD and leave your FANTASY LAND. Better still, just go home and say to yourself ""it was a good run but time to retire"!!!!

    May 19, 2013 at 9:59 am |
    • faith

      "The real Tom
      So you think that it was her fault he cheated in the first place? Because that is the implication of Robertson's statements."

      tom isn't moved to engage in immorality because others upset her. notice, for example, her language remains dignified even when someone rubs her the wrong way

      May 19, 2013 at 10:23 am |
    • The real Tom

      faith is so dumb she doesn't grasp how to reply.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:24 am |
    • faith

      i find it extremely uplifting when young ladies thrust their naked contorted body parts up into the camera so that boys and men can enjoy the innate beauty of the bare human female figure

      May 19, 2013 at 10:28 am |
    • The real Tom

      You probably do.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:29 am |
    • faith

      i find it extremely uplifting when young ladies thrust their na ked contorted body parts up into the camera so that boys and men can enjoy the innate beauty of the bare human female figure
      May 19, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
      The real Tom
      You probably do."

      ur stale. no cre a ti vity left. how do nazi god-ha ti ng big ot ed f a s ci sts respond pu blicl y/for mall y to questions regarding the impact of p or n og ra p hy/b e st i a li ty/pe d o ph il i a on youth? what is the official line they use 2 indoc tri na te ur ilk, dodo?

      prophecy: u don't have 1. u r told to rei terate previous silly questions 2 divert

      May 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • The real Tom

      When you manage to translate that babble into something worth reading, send up a flare.

      I have no idea what you typed. It looks like a foreign language but I know it can't be because you don't have the smarts to learn one.

      May 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  8. Joseph Bleaux

    Pat Robertson is a vile, delusional P.O.S that needs to STFUp. It's bad enough that so many people in America still cling to ancient mythology and ignorant superst!tious nonsense, but he makes it worse with his hatred and his senile comments.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:39 am |
    • lilyq

      There was no hatred in his comment. On the other hand, your reaction to his comment...

      May 19, 2013 at 10:00 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      How is it that you demand acceptance and respect by spewing vileness and hate at the ones you want to be accepted by? Do you think you get anywhere this way?

      May 19, 2013 at 10:14 am |
    • Jersey Joe

      Excellent comment11

      May 19, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  9. JustAsking

    Mr. Robertson was not condoning adultery. He was advising this woman that if she wants to maintain her marriage, she cannot continue to focus on the cheating. If that is her focus, they will never get past it. If in your relationship one partner focuses on all the things the other partner does wrong, the relationship will not survive. He was telling her to look to the good in their marriage and in her husband to get beyond the cheating. Yes, she should do her part to make home a welcoming place for her husband and not a venue of condemnation or he will not want to be there. Honestly, I wouldn't want to come home to a spouse who constantly throws my faults in my face and neither would you. He was telling the woman how to heal her marriage so he focused on what she could do. I'm sure if the husband had asked the question how can I heal my marriage as I cheated on my wife, Mr. Robertson would have focused on what the man should be doing differently.
    I think he gave her a good answer.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:30 am |
    • Observer

      Robertson is a world-class hypocrite. He picks on gays who were born that way, while making excuses for heteros "because they were born that way".

      May 19, 2013 at 9:33 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      Well said. I have tried to get the same point across several times on this blog.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:35 am |
    • The real Tom

      So you think that it was her fault he cheated in the first place? Because that is the implication of Robertson's statements.

      He was defending the man. He was giving him excuses for his sh!tty behavior. He implied that had the woman made home a nicer place to be her husband wouldn't have had any desire to cheat.

      If you believe that men only cheat because their wives aren't perfect homemakers, you need to get your ass in gear and move into the 21st century.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:35 am |
    • Joseph Bleaux

      How utterly stupid. Robertson is a delusional pig.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:40 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      The woman was trying to forgive her husband. How would “taking the man to task” have helped her do that? It would have just driven the man further away.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:48 am |
    • The real Tom

      Where did I say she should be advised to "take him to task"? You're obviously blind to Robertson's view of women, GOB. He could have acknowledged that her feelings were valid instead of telling her that it was HER fault he cheated and HER responsibility to make sure it didn't happen again by catering to him!

      May 19, 2013 at 9:58 am |
    • lilyq

      Spot on.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:59 am |
  10. libfreak48

    Of COURSE it's the woman's fault. What isn't with conservative Christians?

    May 19, 2013 at 9:24 am |
    • Tom

      Well, at least your name is accurate.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:35 am |
    • Joseph Bleaux


      May 19, 2013 at 9:41 am |
  11. Savannah

    This is pointless, discussing Pat Robertson's views on Christianity is like debating a three year old's comments about quantum physics.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:24 am |
  12. yoshimoto

    Problem is, in a way he is right....there are so many temptations out there for men with the web and cougars, that it is harder than every to stay loyal. Yet most married women let themselves go, spend too much time focused on the kids, get boring in the bedroom. No, it is absolutely not right, but reality is reality as well. Think of how many marriages break up because the husband just gets tired of the wife because the wife makes no effort....

    May 19, 2013 at 9:23 am |
    • midwest rail

      Excuses, excuses. But do keep trying to defend the indefensible.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:24 am |
    • The real Tom

      How does someone as stupid as you are learn to tie his own shoes?

      "Let themselves go." What kind of moron thinks that most women just don't bother? Does it occur to dolts like you that most women are working outside the home? That many of them earn more than their husbands? That studies show that even when both spouses are employed full-time, the majority of the household and child-rearing chores fall to the wife?

      You're disgusting.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:26 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      Midwest rail – How would you have answered the womans question?

      May 19, 2013 at 9:37 am |
    • The real Tom

      By telling her that she has every reason to feel she was betrayed. By telling her that her husband did a crummy thing. By acknowledging that there is not excuse, not even one, for his behavior. By telling her that if she really wants to remain married, she will have to forgive him and not continue to dwell on his transgressions.

      NOT by telling her it's her fault he cheated and that the onus is on her to make sure he has no excuse for doing so in the future.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:41 am |
    • midwest rail

      G.O.B. – I don't pretend to be an advice columnist – But this woman was obviously in mental anguish, and focusing solely on HER "shortcomings" (which Robertson has NO knowledge of, he just as-sumed) was outright cruel and disgusting. Do continue, though – it is entertaining watching his supporters spin their justifications.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:45 am |
    • LadyMiss Libra

      "Too much time focused on the kids": ROFLMAO

      May 19, 2013 at 9:59 am |
    • The real Tom

      I know! What kind of men are these? They sound as if they never got past the 1950's. Too much time watching Mad Men, apparently. Or "Father Knows Best."

      May 19, 2013 at 10:01 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      The real Tom
      That is a good answer. It is too bad that Pat didn’t use those exact words.

      When Pat used the words “well, he’s a man”, I don’t think he was offering excuse, I think Pat was acknowledging and pointing to the weakness of men, which in itself is disgraceful, and is a “dis” towards the man.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:01 am |
    • jane

      Sounds like you and YOUR wife need to have a talk. And you need to lose some weight.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:05 am |
    • LadyMiss Libra

      Yoshimoto/Einstein/Casanova: Did it ever occur to you that these marriages you speak of, in which the husbands "get tired" of the wives because "they stop trying" were doomed in the first place? If a man uses THAT excuse to leave a woman he has committed to before GOD and promised to cleave to, forsaking all others, he's a lowdown DeeBag that never should have been married in the first place; he hasn't matured (mentally) past puberty.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:06 am |
    • LadyMiss Libra

      These aren't "real men" Real Tom; THANK GOD the men in my life–my husband, father, brothers-in-law and friends-aren't like that, and thank God myself and the ladies in my life weren't masochists (didn't choose a mate like that).

      May 19, 2013 at 10:11 am |
    • LadyMiss Libra

      Grafted Olive Branch, I think you're being too optimistic; this isn't the first time PR stuck his stinky old foot in his mouth. I don't agree with you at all, GOB, but you're polite at least; well-chosen username.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:14 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      "Sounds like you and YOUR wife need to have a talk. And you need to lose some weight."

      Actually, Jane, we do talk, and yes, we both need to lose some weight. She knows my needs and I know her needs. She makes my home comfortable and I make sure she knows I appreciate it. When I have made mistakes, she does not beat me up with them. She forgives me, I forgive myself, and we both move on together. This has worked well for over 36 years.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:25 am |
    • The real Tom

      I've been married for 32, and my husband and I talk, too. But he doesn't act as though it's solely my job to make our home comfortable or to have a gourmet dinner on the table every night after I come home from a day at work that's just as long as his. He doesn't wait for me to do the laundry or load the dishwasher. He and I both do what needs to be done and we BOTH thank each other for stepping up to the plate.

      He doesn't see me as his "helper." He sees me and treats me as an equal partner.

      He hasn't cheated, and neither have I. Have YOU cheated, GOB? If you did, would you want someone like Robertson to tell your wife she was to blame for it because she wasn't nice enough?

      May 19, 2013 at 10:33 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      LadyMiss Libra
      "Grafted Olive Branch, I think you're being too optimistic; this isn't the first time PR stuck his stinky old foot in his mouth. I don't agree with you at all, GOB, but you're polite at least; well-chosen username"

      I try to treat all with respect even when I disagree with them. I have followed Pats teachings for many years of my life. Not so much recent years. I always knew him to be spot on, yet, like most of us, we don’t always form the words to say what we really meant to say, especially when speaking “on the fly” or “off the cuff”. I credit Pat’s teaching with much of my success in life. He taught me many ways to live the “Christian” life in practical ways. When “idealism” is difficult to obtain, often small steps of “practicality” will get you closer to the “ideal”.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:36 am |
    • Grafted Olive Branch

      Robertson went on to suggest the woman focus on why she had married her husband and whether he provided for her needs and those of their children, adding, “Is he handsome? Start focusing on these things and essentially fall in love all over again.”
      “Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn’t want to wander.”

      PLease reread what Robertson actually said. Where does he say it was her fault? He is only suggesting making the home better after the fact. You can do all the “reading between the lines” you want, and make them say different things, but if you really look at the words. He is not saying it is her fault, expressed OR implied.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • JustAsking

      GOB> we are on the same page. I like your voice and ability to get above the "heat" of the argument.

      May 19, 2013 at 11:38 am |
    • The real Tom

      I suspect you two are "on the same page" because you're both male.

      May 19, 2013 at 11:56 am |
    • JustAsking

      > The Real Tom
      We're on the same page because we are both rational humans who can read words on a page and not jump to conclusions about what someone might have meant by reading between the lines. Also, we don't glom onto one piece of the statement and immediately become offended. Our gender is irrelevant, but it is interesting that you assume mine, as I have made no reference indicating whether I am male or female. If a man had asked him the same question, I think his advice would apply in that case as well.
      I'm neither a Pat Robertson fan or detractor. I simply thought after reading the article that CNN was being inflammatory with their headline.

      May 20, 2013 at 8:57 am |
    • The real Tom

      And yet, I notice that you haven't revealed your gender. I suspect that's because I am correct and you're male.

      May 20, 2013 at 9:01 am |
  13. Reality

    Dear Pat,

    The Apostles' Creed 2013: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

    Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
    and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
    human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven??

    I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
    preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
    named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
    girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

    Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
    the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

    He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
    a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of

    Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
    many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
    and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
    Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
    grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
    and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
    called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

    (references used are available upon request)

    May 19, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • Savannah

      What has this got to do with the article about pat Robertson's comments? nothing!! You are pathetic, just trolling around o. n sites like this as an excuse to publish your "beliefs". I hesitated to call you pathetic, just like I wouldn't call you stupid, since my fellow Christians would tell me that to call someone stupid is wrong since God does not create stupid people, just like he does not create pathetic people. I agree with that sentiment, so my position is that God did not create you pathetic, you have done it to yourself. go and get yourself a good dose of reality!!

      May 19, 2013 at 9:39 am |
    • Reality

      Au Contraire Savannah,

      Pat Robertson and his family continue to con the public with their Christian stupidity and oddities. The updated Apostles' Creed hopefully will bring the Robertsons into the 21st century.

      And in case anyone missed this on p. 5.

      Gordon Robertson (Pat's son) is Director/Vice-Chairman/CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network makes $429,644/ yr. in salary and benefits. His retired father is still makes over $100,000/yr.

      Said group has over $35 million in public and other securities and they pay no taxes on the interest, dividends and capital gains from these securities. –


      May 19, 2013 at 11:31 am |
  14. Tim Brown

    Texas must have a lot of gays considering the tornadoes and the explosion in West.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:17 am |
  15. Tom

    1. Powerful liberal government using the IRS to punish people with conservative beliefs
    2. Powerful liberal government that will FORCE businesswomen to buy condoms for their male employees
    3. Powerful liberal government that will FORCE small business owners to buy birth control pills.
    4 Powerful liberal government that has guns...but will NOT allow you citiznes to have guns (you pathetic sheep)
    5. Powerful liberal government that will put you in prison if you don't buy insurance.
    6 Powerful liberal governemnt that will take all the fruits of your labor (high taxes) and then give you some of your money back but only if you follow our liberal commands.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • The real Tom

      Why are you taking advantage of a free venue if you disapprove of its policies?

      May 19, 2013 at 9:13 am |
    • Observer


      It's RIGHTWING world-class HYPOCRITES like Pat Robertson who deny fellow Americans equal rights.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:14 am |
    • Tim Brown

      No slip of the tongue here.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:19 am |
    • Heath

      Or you could go over to FIXed News. Get the truth there, oh, you betcha, you mavericky maverick!

      May 19, 2013 at 9:23 am |
    • Driverdale

      Lets see what is more cost effective? Helping to pay for different types of birth control or the cost of prenatal care and delivery?

      May 19, 2013 at 9:37 am |
    • Jonline

      A slip of the tongue happens. Pat Robertson though has a long, storied history of saying stupid, irrational, hateful things. He will not meet his maker when he dies. This man is destined for hell if such a place exists.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  16. Tom

    WE ARE LEFT WING LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS !!!! Quick....find some Republican to make fun of....of if not a Republican, at least some preacher or small business owner or someone else that we Liberals hate.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:05 am |
    • Nicodemus Grumpschmidt

      No, we're just pointing out facts here, Tom, and watching you get angrier and angrier as we do so. You make this so much fun!! 🙂

      May 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  17. Tom

    HaHaHa. This left wing Liberal Progressive media crack me up. Can you Imagine all the crazy comments that Jesse Jackson has made over the years? If you put every crazy statement he's made into an article, that article would be 100000000000000 pages long. Then there is Elizabeth Warren....the liberal democrat senator who pretended to be a cherokee indian so she could receive minority status. Haha. But the leftist at CNN are far more interested in putting down some preacher's slip of the toung.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:02 am |
    • midwest rail

      When you are unable to defend the indefensible, change the subject.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:07 am |
    • Observer

      midwest rail,

      Amen. This story reported the truth, unlike the right wing which has widely circulated dozens of outright lies about President Obama.

      May 19, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • Jonline

      Jessie who? Does he have a TV program? Has anyone said his name besides you? Racist much there Tommy?

      May 19, 2013 at 9:43 am |
    • Nicodemus Grumpschmidt

      Once again, angry....complete with forced, pseudo laughter. You're great!

      May 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
    • Nicodemus Grumpschmidt

      Did you get any foam on your shirt?

      May 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  18. zaphod2013

    Really Pat? Are you about to be discovered to be an adulterer? Are you paving the way for your "excuse" of I didn't mean to do it but I did it anyway.
    Another bible thumper sinner?

    May 19, 2013 at 8:53 am |
  19. Ctexas

    Pat is not as quick on his feet when giving answers as he used to be. Now excuse me while I wander around a bit.

    May 19, 2013 at 8:48 am |
  20. Laura

    Who can forget the time when he told a teen boy that perhaps his dad wasn't very nice to his mom because she had let herself go. Forget kindness, compassion and all other things Jesus taught. The main tenet of these religions is that men can do NO wrong and women are wrong all the time. And that is why I say no to any religion that attempts to subjugate women as part of their platform.

    May 19, 2013 at 8:48 am |
    • Ctexas

      Not al religious people are aligned with Pat Roberson.

      May 19, 2013 at 8:49 am |
    • Nicodemus Grumpschmidt

      Hear, hear!!

      May 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm |
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