Pat Robertson Advises Wife-Beating?

In a recent broadcast of the “700 Club,” Robertson advises a viewer to become a Muslim so that he can beat his wife (see above). After a viewer writes-in asking advice on how to deal with a rebellious wife, Robertson responds:

“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her… This man’s got to stand up to her and he can’t let her get away with this stuff.”

At first it comes out like a really bad joke, and his co-host brushes it off. But then he comes back to it again as if what this wayward wife really needs is a good beating from her husband. Robertson almost sounds remorseful that wife-beating is not a legal option, saying “I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.”

It would be almost impossible to believe that he said such a thing were there not video evidence. It just seems so implausible that someone could possibly say such a thing on national television, but there it is.

This is but the latest episode now in a long line of horrendous blunders. Last year, he has advised a man to divorce his invalid wife. Just weeks ago, he stigmatized adopted children as “weird.” When you add to that the fact that he is proponent of the prosperity gospel, it is plain that this man is not operating from a biblical worldview. Wisdom cries out in the streets (Proverbs 1:21), and it ought to be plain to everyone at this point that this man is a false teacher, not a spokesman for evangelical Christianity.


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