Hey remember how Mitt Romney appeared alongside Pat Robertson this weekend to talk about God and Christian values and stuff? Now Robertson is encouraging men to beat their wives, so that’s cool. Very cool guy to hang out with and rely upon for moral guidance.
Background: Someone writes into Robertson’s show saying that his wife refuses to submit to him, going so far as to insult him and use her hand to beat him. Obviously the insulting/beating part is very bad, and the only real advice there is “That relationship is abusive and you should leave it.” Instead, Robertson laments the fact that it’s not ok to beat your wife “these days,” and says the woman probably did not grow up properly submitting to fatherly authority, which is why she’s acting like “a child.” Robertson then notes that the man can’t divorce his wife because Scripture says no divorce, and so the best advice Robertson has is “Move to Saudi Arabia” where the husband could ostensibly legally beat her.
Republicans! There is definitely no war on women and they are so totally not hostile at all to women’s rights. And clearly their views are awesome for men, too.