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Pat Robertson to Woman Hurt by Hubby: ‘You Have the Discernment of a Slug’

Aging televangelist Pat Robertson put on his marriage counselor hat on yet again today, when he advised a woman that she should have somehow known her husband was not really a born-again Christian, even when he acted like one prior to marriage.

Writing into the 700 Club, a woman named Patty told Robertson that she thought she had married a man who was a born-again believer but later learned she had been deceived.

“In the 7 years we have been together he has had 4 DUIs, been convicted of receiving stolen property, and recently deceived a ministry out of $15,000,” Patty wrote of her husband. “Am I morally bound to this marriage?”

Failing to acknowledge that the trickster had also bilked an entire ministry out of serious cash, Robertson then laid the blame clearly at the duped woman’s feet.

“You must have been crazy or you must have been blinded to get into [that] relationship,” Robertson told the viewer. “He  ‘quote’  presented himself [as a born again Christian]. I mean, give me a break. You got about the discernment of a slug.”

He then told her while she may have the mental capacity of a garden bug, the good news was she was under no obligation to stay with the man. “Can you get out of it? I think so,” he told Patty. “I think fraud in the inducement, that marriage should never have happened.”

Unbelievably, Robertson has a regular habit of blaming women for problems in their marriages. A few weeks ago, he told a man that if his wife did not want to have sex, it was okay to get a divorce since she was probably molested.

Then last December, he offered this sage advice to a woman, whose previous marriages had failed and whose current husband refused to work and pay the bills. “You’ve got a serious problem,” television preacher told Melody. “And I don’t think marriage is for you. You have picked a selection of losers. There’s something in your character that draws you to these men who are indigent or abusive. You don’t need to get married again.”

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