Skip to comments.Pat Robertson: Divorce OK over Alzheimer's
Posted on 09/15/2011 5:07:38 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder.
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I think he’s absolutely WRONG. AND....if he’s a Christian....he SHOULD know better.
Guess he doesn’t believe in the “in sickness and in health” part.
Encouraging people to make their spouses wards of the state. Disgusting.
If you can justify an action on any level, than it is nasically justifiable on all levels.
Aside from abuse, addiction, and abandonment, there is no justification for divorce.
When the teachings of Christ are met with personal reality, men grow weak.
What about the “for better or for worse” part?
In sickness and in health ... I fail to see the escape clause
BTW, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor resigned from the USSC to care for her husband who has alzheimers
He is in an assisted living home and as he lost his mind, he fell in love with another woman in the facilty.
what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman
Lets cut to the chase. What does “seeing another woman” mean?
Robertson is flat-out, wrong.
What about ALS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease and any number of diseases, which I might also consider to be a “type of death”?
Robertson has said some screwy stuff in the past. He is a mouthpiece that the left simply loves to quote to serve as an example of the Christian point of view.
He hardly speaks for me.
—Guess he doesnt believe in the in sickness and in health part.—
You ripped those words right out of my mouth.
I have not watched that sjow since the last century. One of the reasons is that I saw them get more and more out of touch. There was a guy named Benny Something that was absolutely unbelieveable, and the guy that had a face for radio.
It’s amazing what people can get away with doing and saying if it is under the umbrella of “Christian ministry”. There is a lot of “emperor has no clothes” stuff in a lot of places. And you feel like a heel when you bring it up and don’t just go with the flow.
are you fricking kidding me?
Pat Robertson... Holy Roller ... enough said.
I’m wondering if Robertson is exhibiting a touch of Alzheimers him self. No way Christian ethics could be used to condone such a statement or to justify such actions!
I must say I was shocked to read this from Robertson.
But, when we live as society does, then I guess it is only a matter of time before a Christian leader will promote the ethics of that society.
Wonder how this will affect his 700 club and donations?
Abandoning a spouse when they are ‘lost’ and isolated doesn’t seem very Christian.....
Pat is a jerk.
—Robertson is flat-out, wrong.—
Yep. When people would get divorces in my church back in the day I was very unpopular when, as they described the situation to me and others I would say, “what part of ‘for better or worse’ did you not understand?” Mind you, I’m not talking about abandonment, adultry or SEVERE physical abuse.