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Pat Robertson Excuses Petraeus Affair Because ‘He’s a Man’

Posted on Nov 13, 2012
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Never mind about the commandment that expressly forbids adultery—conservative televangelist Pat Robertson isn’t blaming ex-CIA Director David Petraeus for his affair with Paula Broadwell because, after all, “he’s a man” and she is “an extremely good-looking woman.”

“The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him,” he said Monday on “The 700 Club” in a diatribe that seemingly absolved the pair of blame despite the fact that they’re both married (and not to each other).

After the story hit Gawker, a Christian Broadcasting Network spokesman released the following statement:

In his comments about General Petraeus, Dr. Robertson clearly stated that he does not condone sexual immorality, a fact that was left out by certain bloggers in an effort to discredit him.

But he didn’t exactly issue a condemnation of it, either.

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