Petition statement to be delivered to Pat Robertson, Chairman, Christian Broadcasting Network

Pat Robertson: Apologize for telling sexual abuse victims they can "consent" to what they endured

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Pat Robertson: Apologize for telling sexual abuse victims they can "consent" to what they endured

To be delivered to Pat Robertson, Chairman, Christian Broadcasting Network

Petition Statement

For at least 16 years, you told victims of sexual abuse that they could actually consent to what happened to them. While taking it down was a start, you need to issue a full apology for having such hurtful things on your site for so long.
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Petition Background

From at least 1996 to 2012, the Christian Broadcasting Network had a teaching paper on its Website which suggested victims of sexual abuse and molestation could "consent" to what happened to them and "allow (themselves) to be molested"--thus suggesting it is somehow the victims' fault. It also told anyone who suspected child abuse to talk to a minister before doing anything else, even though virtually every state requires those who suspect abuse to report it.

The paper was taken down in March 2012, but CBN and its longtime chairman, Pat Robertson, have yet to apologize for it. We're calling for Robertson to issue a full apology for spitting in the face of victims of sexual abuse.

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