Pat Robertson’s Incredibly Insensitive Advice to Gail the Unmarried Woman
I am infuriated at Robertson’s response to this Gail woman who wrote to him. I am trying to keep my language clean in this post, but I want to cuss up a storm.
A woman named Gail wrote a question to Christian television host Pat Robertson. You can view her question and listen to Robertson’s response below (I will embed the video in this post).
Gail wrote to Pat Robertson (despite the fact I’ve tweeted several times over begging women of America to stop asking him for relationship advice – dang it Gail, have you not seen my warnings??) and Gail asked Robertson a question.
Gail wanted to know why all her female friends are married but she is not, even though she’s prayed and asked God to send her a husband. Gail also said she is having financial problems.
Robertson went on to shame and scold this woman. He said (to paraphrase) that she had a lot of egotistical nerve expecting God to just answer her prayers and plop a husband down in her lap. Robertson told Gail if she wants a husband or financial help to go out and work for it. He implied that she is at fault in some way.
Robertson’s response was totally rude and insensitive, nor did it get to the heart of the matter – why on earth was God permitting Gail’s friends to get husbands but God wasn’t sending her a husband?
The Bible does instruct Christians that if you want help, to pray and ask God for help. The Bible says “You have not because you ask not.” Jesus said if you pray in his name, God will send you whatever it is you are asking for. The Bible says to step boldly before the throne of God and ask of him.
Robertson’s response to Gail is just so biblically off the mark, it’s heartless, and he’s assuming things about Gail that Gail never said about herself.
I am shocked at how clueless and heartless Robertson is to Gail and other single women such as her.
You can read or hear the question below – Gail’s question is the third or fourth question on the video (and here’s the LINK to the video page):
(Link): Christian Host Pat Robertson Tells Christian Woman Who Married Christian Man Who Turned Out to Be Totally Unethical That She has Discernment of a Slug – Single Women: toss Be Equally Yoked teaching in the trash can
(Link): What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis (from TIME) (ie, Why Are Conservative Religious Women Not Marrying Even Though They Want to Be Married. Hint: It’s a Demographics Issue)
(Link): Obnoxious and Sexist Preacher Mark Driscoll Wants Christian Singles to Stay Single Indefinitely – And Even Though Unwanted, Prolonged Singleness has Been a Huge Issue For Christian Singles for A Couple Decades Now – Driscoll: ‘Christians should not marry pro choicers’