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Pat Robertson Excuses Petraeus Affair Because 'He's a Man'

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.

Here’s the video:

— Posted by Tracy Bloom.

Tracy Bloom
Assistant Editor
Tracy Bloom left broadcast news to study at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. There she eventually became deputy editor of Neon Tommy, the most-trafficked online-only college website in…
Tracy Bloom

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