Welcome to another entry of Pat Robertson’s madness. In this edition, the super conservative promotes the beating of children.
A viewer wrote to Robertson:
We declined going to our daughter’s house on Christmas this year because there is always an argument, hard feelings, etc. One grandchild comes high on marijuana, cursing and challenging our faith. I correct him and have told my daughter to ask him to respect our beliefs, but he keeps it up. Our daughter says she is a Christian but will drink too much and offend her daughter and her husband. Were we wrong not to attend another Christmas that leaves us upset or someone angry? I have shared my beliefs many times with them and am ridiculed by this grandson and son-in-law.
“Somebody take that kid to the woodshed and let him understand the blessings of discipline,” said Robertson, implying that beating the child would be in his best interest. “He needs a strong male figure. He’s going to wind up in a correctional institution, and the next thing you know, he’s going to be doing hard time in prison. And then he would wish he wasn’t such a smart, you know, wise guy. Because he’ll be disciplined in a way that he’ll never forget in some prison… He needs discipline in the worst possible way.”
Watch the clip here.