Pat Robertson: 'Males Have a Tendency to Wander'

"700 Club" host is getting backlash from advice to a viewer trying to forgive her cheating husband.
2:11 | 05/17/13

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If we win it'll be split ee wally. Pat robertson is making waves about adultery and forgiveness. The television evangelist weighing in on why and how a wife should forgive her cheating husband and the answer provoking a lot of outrage. Abc's linsey davis has the story. Ask god's forgiveness. Reporter: His comments came during a viewer question segment on "the 70 club" his daily news and talk show which airs on local television stations nationwide. Writes in and says, I've been trying to forgive my husband for cheating. Reporter: After asking his co-host what she thought he interjected -- stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he's a man, okay. Reporter: Instead he suggested the viewer should try to focus on why she married her husband in the first place advising she'd try to fall in love with him. Does he provide a home for you to live in, does he provide food for you to eat? Reporter: It was the way he ended his response that is setting off a firestorm. Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn't want to wander. Reporter: On the internet comments are pouring in. Wow, people actually listen to him, one person wrote and another, "hasn't mr. Robertson forgotten about that little commandment that has to do with adultery? This morning some of his biggest critics aren't women but his fellow christian leaders. I think it's outrageous. I mean historically christians take personal responsibility for our actions and immoral choices and don't blame those on other people. Reporter: Earlier he came under fire when he suggested a woman's looks may be to blame for certain marital problems telling a story about a woman who asked a reverend to stop her husband's drinking. She was awful looking and the preacher looked at her and said, madam, if I was married you, I'd start to drink too. Oh, my. In a statement overnight the christian broadcasting network said this, "his intent was not to condone infidelity. We regret any misunderstanding" but we have to look out for these men and their wandering ways, george. I am not commenting. All right, thank you, linsey.

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