Pat Robertson: It’s ‘Christ-like’ to dump Muslim girlfriends

By David Edwards
Monday, July 16, 2012 15:40 EDT
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Televangelist Pat Robertson. Screenshot via 700 Club.
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Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday offered a little relationship advice to a viewer who said he had a Muslim girlfriend: just dump her.

A viewer named Brad wrote to Robertson to ask what he should do about his Muslim girlfriend because he was “worried that leaving her will turn her off to Christianity and, it isn’t exactly Christ-like.”

“Yes, it is Christ-like [to break up with her],” Robertson insisted. “In the Old Testament, they were forbidden to intermarry with the heathen.”

“No way, no way. I mean, she’ll want to do her Muslim thing,” he added. “Walk away.”

“It’s funny how we twist and turn what God’s word has to say to make it right for what we want,” 700 Club co-host Terry Meeuwsen agreed.

Robertson pointed out that “Christian” didn’t mean “whatever seems nice and friendly.”

“Jesus said, ‘I didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword,’” the televangelist explained. “He’s not gentle Jesus, meek and mild. He really isn’t.”

Watch this video from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast July 16, 2012.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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