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A viewer asked Pat Robertson if she would go to hell if she married again after two divorces, and the controversial televangelist blamed her for it, saying she is not "marriage material" as her "character" draws her to such men.
"You've got a serious problem and I don't think marriage is for you," Robertson said in response to a query by a viewer of "The 700 Club" on CBN this week.
"What is God's view on divorce?" asked a woman who identified herself as Melody. "All of my marriages failed. I tried really hard to make them work, but the last husband wouldn't work or pay the bills, and the one before him was an alcoholic," she said, adding, "Will I go to hell if I marry again? Will I be classified as an adulteress?"
"You have picked a selection of losers," Robertson continued. "There is something in your character that draws you to these men who are indigent or abusive."
Robertson went on to advise her to "forget marriage" for now. "You don't need to get married again," he said. "I don't think you're marriage material … Work out a life for yourself. ... Get close to the Lord."
Robertson told her while she will not go to hell for it, she is making her own hell on earth.
In a previous controversial remark, Robertson said a spouse suffering from Alzheimer's can be divorced.
"I know it sounds cruel but if he's going to do something he should divorce her and start all over again," he said in September 2011, responding to a viewer whose friend began seeing another woman while still married to his wife, an Alzheimer's victim. "[And] make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her."