Christian Leader Pat Robertson Says Alzheimer’s Is A Reason For Divorce
Pat Robertson has said some outrageous things over the years. He is the founder and the popular Christian show The 700 Club. There was the time that he said that Haiti had that horrible earthquake last year because God was punishing them. Recently, after the earthquake in the Washington DC area, he said the resultant crack in the Washington monument was a sign that Jesus is coming soon.
Well, he’s at it again. In the segment below he condones a man’s desire to divorce his wife because she suffers from Alzheimer’s.
It reveals that the man is:
- already seeing another woman
- mad at God for ‘letting’ this happen to his wife
- views his wife as practically dead (walking dead, if you will)
Now, I acknowledge that this must be a very difficult situation. I am not insensitive to this.
>But this ‘man’, is a selfish scumbag.
That’s right, I said it. He’s hurting, I’m sure. But in his pain he has given in to his lesser nature and become horrible and insensitive. In her time of need, he wants to treat his wife like she is dead. He is cheating on his wife. And he justifies it all this by blaming God. And, it pains be to say it, but I can’t believe Pat Robertson has become complicit.
Although the lines from the marriage vows most people take are not specifically found in the Bible, I have no problem saying that they are certainly Biblically sound.
>Death do us part and In sickness and in health are quite Biblical principles.
It doesn’t matter how you ‘feel’, if you’re hurt, or even mad at God. I have always defined maturity as the commitment to pursue a goal regardless of surrounding circumstances. The goal here? To honor your marriage to God. This man needs to grow the heck up.
This poor woman hasn’t done anything to this man, cheated on him, or abused him. She deserves his wholehearted devotion until her last breath.
>And Mr. Robertson, this is not one of your finer moments. Consider the platform you have. I know I am not perfect by any measure. But with regard to this issue, I am embarrassed to share the label ‘Christian’ with you.
Here’s the segment. It’s only the first 2 minutes.