In a four-year-old video that has just surfaced, Robertson is seen telling an audience that men should marry girls in their teens. In fact, in their early teens.
“Look, you wait ’til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket,” he says. “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course.”
Robertson also advises the audience in choosing a potential wife to “make sure that she can cook a meal” and “make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road.”
Robertson’s comments about getting married that young aren’t exactly new. In his book, he noted that he married when he was 16 and his wife, Kay, was 15.
One nice touch from the latest controversy: Robertson was addressing the Georgia Sportsmen’s Ministry, a collection of churches that “provide opportunities for children and families to connect through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.” What better way to connect with children than marrying them?