Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is, once again, spawning controversy. The right-leaning television host is making headlines for making some controversial comments about adopted children.
In an episode of “The 700 Club” earlier this month, the faith leader warned viewers against adopting children from foreign lands.
Mediaite sets up the scenario that led to the contentious commentary:
In the clip, Robertson fielded a question from a woman who had noticed that prospective suitors were scared off by her adopted children. Not because the children were adopted, per se, but because they were foreign. Robertson’s co-host quickly responded that those men were all “dogs”…
Robertson quickly informed her that those men were not dogs of any kind but were just feeling the natural inclination not to raise children from different backgrounds because it could be all tough and stuff.
“A man doesn’t want to take on the United Nations,” Robertson said in response to his co-host. However, that wasn’t the most controversial of his statements.
“You just never know what’s been done to a child before you get that child. What kind of sexual abuse it’s been, what kind of cruelty, what kind of food deprivation, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera,” he said. “So you’re not a ‘dog’ ’cause you don’t want to take on that responsibility. You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems. You really don’t.”
While he went on to say that he has been responsible for helping orphans across the globe, he doesn’t necessarily want “to take all the orphans around the world into my home.”
Watch his comments, below:
This is the latest Robertson rant to make headlines. Last year, he told viewers that Alzheimer’s Disease is grounds for divorce (see some of his other more recent statements below).