via Media Matters
Pat Robertson, on how a wife should just shut up and grin (while looking pretty, of course) while her husband flirts with other women. It’s a woman’s duty to keep her husband from straying, after all:
Transcript after the jump.
TERRY MEEUWSEN (co-host): Pat, this is from Anne who says, “My husband has always been a flirt and loves to talk with other women he finds attractive. He says he would never cheat on me but his actions are starting to get to me. What should I do?
ROBERTSON: Anne, first thing is you need to make yourself as attractive as possible and don’t hassle him about it. And why is he doing this? Well, he’s doing it because he wants affirmation that he is still a man, that he is attractive — and he gets an affirmation of himself. That means he’s got an inferiority complex that’s coming out. And he’s not gonna cheat on you. He’s just playing.
But you need to not drive him away or start hassling and hounding on him, but make yourself as beautiful as you can, as fun as you can, and say let’s go out here, let’s go there, let’s go to the other thing. So — and Terry disagrees.
MEEUWSEN: That’s a lot more grace than I do, Anne. Let me just say we’d be having a serious conversation.
ROBERTSON: Affirmation. Affirmation, dear heart.