Pat Robertson advises man to divorce wife with Alzheimer’s, because they’re “kind of dead” already

Just when you think you’ve heard it all from this evil troll who claims to be some sort of Christian prophet, Pat Robertson, is now absolving his flock of opposite gender divorce if it gets too inconvenient due to sickness. Follow the promise made in the marriage vows of “in sickness and in health?” Nah, not if you are in a Fundamentalist Christian endorsed opposite sex marriage.

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.

“I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her,” Robertson said.

The chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, which airs the “700 Club,” said he wouldn’t “put a guilt trip” on anyone who divorces a spouse who suffers from the illness, but added, “Get some ethicist besides me to give you the answer.”

Can you just imagine the judgment that would be rained down upon our LGBT community if we claimed divorce was justified if our spouses became ill to the point it became inconvenient to stay with them? Robertson is right in one respect; it most certainly sounds cruel. In fact, I would go so far to say it is selfish, self centered and cruel to divorce one’s spouse if the one who is ill has not made any kind of provision to release the other from that promised to be there in sickness and in health.

The only way I could begin to justify divorce due to sickness is if the two came to an understanding initiated by the sick spouse that the healthy partner was to move on with their lives when the sick person became incapacitated. Of course, we have to remember this exhortation to dodge the matrimonial promises comes from Pat Robertson who claims it is a sin to not follow the Bible’s every word and commandment which leads us to some major hypocrisy.

Robertson speculates that having Alzheimer’s is “a kind of death,” which would seem at odds with the the hue and cry he raised over the Terri Schiavo case.

Pat Robertson echoed Dobson’s statements. “The judiciary is out of control,” he told the network, adding that he hopes Republicans use the so-called “nuclear option” to stop [liberal/progressive] fillibustering that has prevented the naming of several high-level judges who are not committed to liberalism and rewriting the constitution of the United States–judges who are not committed to making evil good and good evil.

Previously, Robertson had said the judicial rulings in the Terri Schiavo case amounted to “judicial execution.”

Added the evangelist: “A convicted cop-killer wouldn’t have gotten treatment like this. It’s outrageous.”

So, if you are brain dead then you aren’t dead, but if you have Altheimer’s you are dead?

Nice defender of marriage.

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