The Christian Broadcasting Network regrets the misunderstanding. Again.
Pat Robertson, the network's 83-year-old founder, was not condoning adultery when he answered a viewer's quesion on "The 700 Club" this week, the network said.
The viewer said she was having difficulty forgiving her husband for cheating. Robertson said the "secret" was to "stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he's a man. OK."
Robertson went on to suggest the woman focus on why she had married her husband and whether he provided for her needs and those of their children, adding, "Is he handsome? Start focusing on these things and essentially fall in love all over again."
"Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn't want to wander."
CBN spokesman Chris Roslan wrote in a statement that Robertson's "intent was not to condone infidelity or to cast blame. We regret any misunderstanding."
Robertson off-the-cuff comments over the years have perplexed and angered other Christian leaders. One Christian pastor said his New Year's resolution was to not comment on Robertson's gaffes for an entire year.
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SOURCE: CNN Belief Blog