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Pat Robertson – In Sickness And In Health, Unless The Sickness Is Alzheimers

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From the Christianity Today blog:

Pat Robertson advised a viewer of yesterday’s 700 Club to avoid putting a “guilt trip” on those who want to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s. During the show’s advice segment, a viewer asked Robertson how she should address a friend who was dating another woman “because his wife as he knows her is gone.” Robertson said he would not fault anyone for doing this. He then went further by saying it would be understandable to divorce a spouse with the disease.
“That is a terribly hard thing,” Robertson said. “I hate Alzheimer’s. It is one of the most awful things because here is a loved one—this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years. And suddenly that person is gone. They’re gone. They are gone. So, what he says basically is correct. But I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something he should divorce her and start all over again. But to make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.”
Keep reading as Robertson just makes it worse and worse.</strong
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HT: Andrew Nicholson on Facebook, where he features John Piper’s response: “Pat Robertson’s view of how Christ loves the church and gives himself for her. Leave her for another.”

One thought on “Pat Robertson – In Sickness And In Health, Unless The Sickness Is Alzheimers

  1. In a recent edition of Pat Robertson’s CBN news programs a commentator said that “people of Europe hate Americans not for what they do, but for what they are.” It is not the war in Iraq or the perceived spread of American imperialism as much as their perception of what we are collectively and individually.

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