Pat Robertson: Turn Muslim and You Can Beat Your Wife

Responds to question about woman lacking 'respect'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 11, 2012 9:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Got marital problems? Pat Robertson to the rescue! When a caller asked Robertson what to do about a wife who lacks "respect for me as the head of the house," the televangelist had some advice: "You could become a Muslim and you could beat her." He suggested the woman had been a "rebellious child," continuing, "I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days, but something has got to be done to make her."

Robertson's co-host on The 700 Club, Terry Meeuwsen, laughed at the comment but tried to steer him back toward reality, the Huffington Post reports. "You can't divorce her, according to the scripture," Robertson continued, so "move to Saudi Arabia!" Click for more of Robertson's musings on Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, oral sex, pot, Alzheimer's, and of course, mac and cheese.

In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson, center, talks to attendees at a prayer breakfast at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.
In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson, center, talks to attendees at a prayer breakfast at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.   (AP Photo/Clem Britt)
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