Notorious Pastor Claims ‘Awful Looking’ Women to Blame for Marriage Troubles
He's at it again. The outspoken pastor who once claimed feminism encourages women to kill their children and become lesbians is once again attacking women (and common sense) with his comments.
It started when a 17-year-old boy wrote to Maxim magazine asking how to get his father to step away from his computer video games and pay more attention to his mother. Pat Robertson addressed the boy's letter on his television show:
In case you missed that, Robertson is blaming the kid's mother, saying, 'It may be your mom isn't as sweet as you think she is. She may be kind of hard-nosed.'
When pressed about how he could possibly blame the mother, he launches into this gem of a story:
A woman came to a preacher that I know, it's so funny, and she was awful looking. I mean, her hair was all torn up and she was overweight and looked terrible, clothes bad and everything. And she said, 'Oh, Reverend, what can I do? My husband has started to drink.' And the preacher looked at her and said, 'Madam, if I was married to you I'd start to drink too.' We need to cultivate romance, darling! ... You always have to keep that spark of love alive. It just isn't something to just lie there, 'Well, I'm married to him so he's got to take me slatternly looking.' You've got to fix yourself up, look pretty.'
Now, I will take this with a grain of salt, knowing full well that the 82-year-old individual is from a different generation, a different mindset, and of a belief that men are superior to women. I believe the man is a loon.
Yes, ladies, your marriage would be perfect if only your hair was expertly coiffed, your face covered in makeup, restaurant-quality dinner ready on the table the moment your saint of a husband walks in the door...and of course the children better be freshly bathed and dressed and the house spotless, or you're in for a beating!
I'm not married but I know full well that any relationship takes more than one person to succeed. I don't care how 'perfect' a woman looks, if her significant other is more interested in playing a video game than in paying attention to her, he has some work to do on himself.
Aside from the fact that women have to put up with their men looking just as disheveled and unkempt. You should love your partner for more than what they look like. I am just as attracted to Duzzy when he is un-showered in glasses and sweatpants as I am when he is dressed to go out.
The only person I feel sorry for here is Pat Robertson's wife. I imagine that woman has no idea what it means to really and truly be loved.
Stephen Colbert addressed this on The Colbert Report, and brings up a good point. If I'm going to take beauty advice from someone, it's NOT gonna be Pat Robertson!