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Pat Robertson to sexual abuse victim: ‘Let that thing rest and turn the other cheek’

Jonathan, who is in his late 20s, described on the show that his mother allegedly sexually abused him as a child and only recently came to terms with the abuse.

Televangelist Pat Robertson has made a fortune taking money from poor, gullible people and giving horrible advice.

Jonathan, who is in his late 20s, described on the show that his mother allegedly sexually abused him as a child and only recently came to terms with the abuse.

Robertson then immediately responded by telling the young man that he should forgive his mother and not call the cops on  her.

“Jonathan, I think the thing to do is to let that thing rest. Good grief, your mother assaulted you? It’s hard to believe. It’s so rare, but in any event, she’s your mother, I mean, you’ve got to love her. I pray that she might find the Lord and God will forgive her for that and you should forgive her too. But you’re going to charge her and ask for her to be put in jail now that you’re in your late 20s? Of course not.”

Of course, Robertson is wrong. For one thing, something as horrific as childhood sexual abuse cannot just be forgotten. It affects a person for the rest of his or her life.

Secondly, this rapist is left to abuse more children. Such people do not just stop at one victim, especially if they can effectively silence the first victim and figure out that they can do the same with subsequent victims, alluding prosecution for their crimes.

This is the problem with religious solutions to worldly problems. They are never sufficient, and are often full of victim blaming and horrible advice, all the while shaming and silencing the ones who need to be heard the most.

Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:

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  1. Martin Pollard

    January 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This senile religious huckster proves once again that he’s one of the most horrible pieces of human trash on the planet. His God needs to “call him home” soon so that he stops sucking up our valuable oxygen.

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    January 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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  4. Elliott Michaels

    January 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    It is all very fine to forgive someone for hurting you, but that doesn’t mean the assailant shouldn’t have to pay for his/her mistakes. Perhaps Jonathan should forgive his mother, but first he should get his mother to admit what she did and ask for forgiveness. Then it’s up to Jonathan what to do next … not “Reverend” Robertson!

  5. attila

    January 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Then Robertson probably asked for a regular ” donation “.

  6. Carolyn Clark

    January 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Robertson needs to be raped. He wouldn’t be so quick to “let that thing go” if it happened to him. He used to be a sick bastard when he was young; now he’s just a sick OLD bastard. I agree that he needs to be “called home” ASAP, but since I’m an atheist, I don’t think his God’s going to be the one who calls. Pity I’, don’t believe in invisible gods who tell their followers exactly what those followers want to hear. That God business sounds pretty lucrative to me.

  7. Linda Connors

    January 8, 2016 at 5:46 am

    this guy is a horrible racist, violent , stupid and dangerous man

  8. Jeffrey Martini

    January 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    *eluded* prosecution.

  9. Tim Goode

    January 9, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Honestly, why don’t you just die already.

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