Pat Robertson has a credibility problem. This week the satire website The Daily Currant reported that Robertson suggested husbands should spank their wives. I watched this false story spread on Facebook as some friends thought the story was true and shared it.
Here's part of the satirical article:
"Ma'am, with all due respect, it seems like the problem in your marriage is disobedience," he told the caller. "When a wife disobeys her husband the holy bond between the two starts to disintegrate and all sorts of problems start to crop up.
"The apostle Paul tells us in Corinthians the importance of submission. And when you lose that submission in a marriage, there's only one solution: a sound spanking on the bottom.
"Wives must be spanked by their husbands. It's the only way to keep biblical order. Nothing too hard, just enough to let her know he's the one in charge. So I have to ask, when was your last spanking dear?"
According to the About page of The Daily Currant, "Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world."
In my opinion, Robertson should read Proverbs 17:28 and consider retiring from television. There are plenty of ways to serve God besides appearing on TV.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. - Proverbs 17:28 NIV