On the list of people that I would ask for any kind of marriage advice, longtime Christian conservative evangelist Pat Robertson would definitely be somewhere near the rear. And hey, speaking of, check out the video below, in which a woman seeks Robertson’s guidance when it comes to her husband’s homosexual transgression. His answer may surprise you/weird you out.



So many things to talk about here from such a relatively short video. First up, we have the write-in from Caroline, who right away kicks things off by saying that she and her husband are Christians. But then she says that he committed adultery (breaking a commandment there) with another man (also not considered very Christian behavior), and that he was drunk while he did it. Considering alcohol is one of the lesser-chastised religious demons, that one is less of a third strike against the husband and more of a foul ball. But at least he asked for forgiveness after presumably coming clean, right? (Gotta be another way to phrase that.)

That’s apparently enough for Robertson to think that this misstep into another man wasn’t so inexcusable that their marriage couldn’t be saved. After all, the husband was drunk, and “he didn’t know what he’s dealing with.” That’s about as slippery a slope of logic that one can subscribe to, as damning behavior doesn’t become any less damning just because the culprit was on that liquor at the time. If that was the case, then my filing cabinet of regrets might only be a single, giant manila folder.

I’d love to hear Robertson put together a list of things that he deems forgivable, so long as the person doing them was drunk. Cheating at Monopoly? Check. Cheating on taxes? Check. Cheating with both the quarterback and the head cheerleader? Hey, as long as the Jager is flowing, it’s a marginally free country.

But seriously, it’s somewhat surprising to hear Robertson – the guy who thinks video game murder is akin to real-life murder – say that drunken, homosexual cheating is an excusable action, so long as it doesn’t become a regular occurrence.
If he were this way all the time, if he’s a habitual drunk, if he’s a predicta…habitual homosexual, if he’s a habitual philanderer. All the rest of it. By all means, take a hike. But one time. 11 years. Don’t throw all that away.

Hey, at least he’s not trying to say that all gay people will burn in Hell forever, so I guess this is about as progressive as he’ll get. But his co-host Terry Meeuwsen thinks that it “seems strange,” so I guess we’re not all the way in the clear just yet, guys. Sláinte!

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