Pat Robertson echoes the beliefs of supporters of the current war on the reproductive freedom — and quite frankly, any autonomy at this point — by many on the GOP fringe, which is currently in control of the party.
Yeah, the 700 Club impresario has been barely tethered to reality over the years — with his insensitive, heartless, and apocalyptic rhetoric — but in this clip he has no problem saying that one Christian Broadcasting Network viewer is basically SOL if he wants to control his wife in the appropriate fashion unless he can move to Saudi Arabia and beat her @ss into submission. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch:
[T]oday on the 700 Club’s “Bring It On” segment where viewers ask Robertson questions, one man wondered how he should go about repairing his marriage with a wife who “insults” him and once tried to attack him.
“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” Robertson responded. “This man’s got to stand up to her and he can’t let her get away with this stuff,” Robertson continued, “I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.”
He later said the woman is a “rebellious child” and pondered if she has psychological problems.
How is what this fool is saying different than anything uttered by Paul Ryan, Todd Akin or Rush Limbaugh recently?