It's only Satire if you think it might be true.

Pat Robertson has a bit of a credibility problem.  I’ve taken some fun jabs at Pat over the recent years.  He just seems to say some goofy things at times.

Like Facebook should have a vomit button.

Or about how men are bound to cheat.  Here and here.

Or his million dollar word of knowledge.

Or his comment on awful looking women.

Or his bad attempt at a wife beating joke.

Or him telling a man named Mohammad to change his name.

I could go on and on.

So… when a satire site publishes an article named:  Pat Robertson:  Disobedient Wives ‘Must be Spanked’, I had to chuckle a little.

And read a little to make sure Pat really didn’t say that.

That’s the beauty of satire.  (And many people don’t understand satire).  The fact that it could be true actually makes it humorous.

Here’s part of the piece, featured over at the Daily Currant:

Christian television personality Pat Robertson stoked controversy today by telling a female caller that disobedient wives should be spanked by their husbands.

On a segment on the long-running 700 Club the 83-year-old Robertson explained to a woman seeking relationship advice that an occasional slap in the rear is the clearest path to marital bliss.

“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?”

So… what do you think?  Hilarious satire or disgusting right-wing defaming of a television evangelist?

Todd

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