• Pat Robertson Absolves David Petraeus for His Sins of the Flesh

    Pat RobertsonOkay, I know what you guys were thinking: What does televangelist Pat Robertson think about David Petraeus' covert extra-marital sexing-up of biographer Paula Broadwell?

    I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the super-Christian 700 Club host has signed off on it

    "She is an extremely good-looking woman," Robertson said of Broadwell. "She is marathon runner, she'd run Iron Man triathlons, and so she's out running with him, and she's writing a biography. And I think the term is propinquity. And there was a lot of propinquity going on."

    He then offered up this potential reasoning for Petraeus' affair: "The man's off in a foreign land and he's lonely and here's a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. He's a man."

    Right! He's a man. He's just a man, cursed with a penis. Therefore, we cannot rightly blame him for folding to his totally understandable sexual urges, especially in the face of such a handsome triathlon-competing woman. It's not like it was another man with whom he wanted to commit himself for the rest of his life. It was a woman. One whom Pat Robertson finds "extremely good-looking." And he only wanted to bang her a couple times. It's not for us to judge such things.

    Especially since we've all got our hand pretty full judging women for looking at porn.

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    Tags: Christianity, David Petraeus, Pat Robertson, Religion, Sex


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