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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:13 AM

Pat Robertson Blames Bad Marriages On ‘Awful-Looking’ Women



2013/01/12 - http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/12/pat-robertson-blames-bad-marriages-on-awful-looking-women/
By Justin Acuff
If you’re having problems in your marriage, it’s the woman’s fault. It’s also most likely because she’s hard to look at. At least, that’s the way of the world according to Pat Robertson, televangelist. A 17-year-old kid wrote in to Maxim for help with his father not paying enough attention to his mother anymore, and Pat Robertson’s response was, somewhat predictably, to blame it all on the woman.


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Reply Pat Robertson Blames Bad Marriages On ‘Awful-Looking’ Women (Original post)
Coyotl Jan 2013 OP
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #1
Coyotl Jan 2013 #7
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #14
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #15
exboyfil Jan 2013 #2
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #5
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #6
onlyadream Jan 2013 #3
Kurovski Jan 2013 #18
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #4
rurallib Jan 2013 #8
wendylaroux Jan 2013 #9
formercia Jan 2013 #10
sky imager Jan 2013 #11
Fathergregory Jan 2013 #12
hrmjustin Jan 2013 #13
JHB Jan 2013 #19
marble falls Jan 2013 #16
tomm2thumbs Jan 2013 #17

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:26 AM

1. These bible thumpers are shit crazy

Wonder what his wife looks like

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:25 AM

7. Dede Robertson, wife of CBN founder Pat Robertson, serves on the board of trustees of Regent Univ.



Dede Robertson, wife of CBN founder Pat Robertson, serves on the board of trustees of Regent University, on the board of directors of CBN, and had formerly served on the board of directors of Physicians For Peace. ... a gifted interior designer and antique expert and is responsible for the design of all interiors of the Georgian-style buildings at CBN Center.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:58 PM

14. I wonder if shes as wacky as he is..

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:39 PM

15. Yeah - well -

whattazit matter as long as she keeps herself looking attractive? I'm sure she likes her comfortable lifestyle too!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:27 AM

2. Maybe the woman looked worn

because she was trying to maintain a household and working outside the home to support this drunk? Could that be a possiblity?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:46 AM

5. +++ 1,000,000 +++ n/t

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:55 AM

6. Well some of the wacky religious right don't drink. Maybe that is their problem.

 

This idiot is the best poster man for why people are leaving the church.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:37 AM

3. What about the flip side

I've seen plenty of men who've let themselves go and I bet they still expect their wives to give it up. Fact is, both husband and wife need to keep it together. Pat, you need to retire. You're suffering from a brain fog. Go away.

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:05 PM

18. God gave up the day he realised he was capable of making a Pat Robertson.

"God is dead". Just like that magazine asked. He done killed himself.



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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:46 AM

4. He's no thing of beauty himself. Perhaps he has no mirrors in the house(s) or in his

delusional mind he's beautiful. What a predictable asshole. BTW, if he's going down that route, perhaps he should look at men too. Around here I wouldn't exactly call them GQ magazine model material.


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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:38 AM

8. surprised his co-host didn't walk over and deliver a kick to the groin

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:48 AM

9. Awful looking women? Said by a goblin who is an asshole.

Go away brother pat.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:09 AM

10. .......

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:49 AM

11. Really Pat?? Always the women's fault? Shut up you dried up, limp dick ole fool..

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:18 PM

12. Haiti was being punished by God, too.

I remember my priest referring to robertson' rant that the earthquake in Haiti was because Haiti made a deal with the devil. Fortunately our parish saw Robertson for what he was and donated to the Catolic relief efforts to help those people anyway and still does. What ever happened to Danuda Soderman who used to co-host with Robertson? I think Pat should quietly retire with the fortune he made off of his followers. Amen.

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Response to Fathergregory (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:23 PM

13. I think everyone of those people on his show is nuts.

He hates the Episcopal Church so I have no love loss for him as well. By the way welcome to DU.

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Response to Fathergregory (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:41 PM

19. Soderman was never really "one of them", it was a job, apparently

She remarried (Danuta Pfeiffer now)

From a 1998 article by Pfeiffer for FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting):
(on edit: added a different part from her FAIR article, on "attractiveness", due to the way such a view by Robertson could factor into the subject of the OP.)
http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/inside-the-700-club/

My next revelation about Robertson's Christianity was cosmetic. It was widely understood by all the producers that Christianity was to be synonymous with attractiveness. Videotaped testimonials of usually showed a perfect demographic of white people between 25 and 45 who found the Lord, improved their lives and radiated health and wholeness. Their stories often concluded with an enthusiastic donation to the CBN. The spiritual mantra "if you give, you will get" was heavy in the air.

There was no room at the inn for anyone with a progressive illness, who was overweight, or who faced challenges that were too hard to overcome. There were no facial blemishes, no wheelchairs, no crutches or blindness, no disabilities that could not be healed. According to Robertson, people with such problems were failures of the faith. Besides, it was bad television to have unhappy endings. The spin was to create a world in which Spirit-filled, born-again Christians led lives of youth and vitality, in this world and the next. Superficial answers to complex questions eliminated any shade of gray and gave comfort to an increasingly uncomfortable, complicated world. It was just good business. Why should people pay money to a ministry that doesn't deliver the goods?

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Robertson has never pretended to be objective. He believes in what he says and what he stands for. It would be a mistake to dismiss him as a fraud. He is not a hypocrite. He is worse. He is an embezzler of great trust.

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Robertson sees himself in an exaggerated role as spokesman for God, Moses leading the chosen people to a political paradise of morality. He believes it. He is the purest form of the religious zealot, his ego fueled by a belief that he has a God-given gift of divining the world as it ought to be with a spiritual sense of noblesse oblige. Honesty, accuracy, truth, call it what you will, it is only a translation away from Pat-Spin.


Apparently her husband is a vinter, and she's in the wine-making business among other things (including, for a time, a radio host on an Air America affiliate). In a Nov. 2012 interview she talks about getting the host job:
http://www.registerguard.com/web/business/28915327-41/wine-pfeiffer-question-winery-robin.html.csp
Question: What kind of transformation happened with you to go from being co-host with Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club” to hosting an inauguration event for Barack Obama here in 2009?

Answer: Well, that in itself is a story that is in a book. Thumbnail: When I was hired on “The 700 Club,” I actually wasn’t hired to be the co-host of “The 700 Club.” I was hired by CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network) to be the Jerusalem news bureau chief for CBN, which meant journalism. I only got as far as Virginia Beach. Their co-hostess had left. I learned later she had a nervous breakdown, but nobody told me that at the time or why. So they asked me to host the show for a couple of days while they put out a search for a new co-host for “The 700 Club.” So I hosted the show for two days. The weekend comes. The next Monday I go in for my ticket. I’m still living out of my suitcase, waiting for my ticket to Jerusalem. And there’s a big sign on the front of the personnel door saying, “Welcome Danuta as the new co-host of ‘The 700 Club.’ ” They never asked me. They also never asked me about my political affiliation. They never asked me if I was a Democrat or a Republican. It was assumed, you know? I was a Christian, I must have been a right-wing Republican, and certainly not a feminist. And I was all of those things, from San Diego. I mean, hell, I was saved over a margarita. So I come over to Virginia Beach completely unprepared for this very fundamental, straight-laced — I had no idea what I was getting into. I really was quite naive.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:06 PM

16. Pat is actually a very clever comedian and his network is an Onion paraody.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:49 PM

17. Stop putting botox in his forehead and aim for his lips instead


Numbing those lips from moving would be the best thing any doctor could do for this world.

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