I have never really found Pat Robertson an appealing sort of guy and I always wondered why he was given such carte blanche by the Republican Party. He might be a nice guy, but he say some crazy things and then Republicans have to answer for his words. This time though he has stepped out of bounds. When you take those vows of marriage, they implicitly say “in sickness and in health, til death do us part”, no where in those vows before God and family does it say, until your spouse is no longer of use to you. Disgraceful
As a prominent voice in the conservative, Christian world, most would assume that the famed faith leader would allow for divorce — from a Biblical perspective — only under circumstances of adultery. In a video clip that was posted by Right Wing Watch (via Gawker), a woman by the name of “Andreas” writes in to ask Robertson for advice.
According to Andreas, her friend is married to a woman who has come down with Alzheimer’s Disease. As the disease has intensified, the afflicted can no longer even recognize her husband. As a result, her friend has become bitter at God for allowing such an illness to take hold of his wife and he has begun seeing another woman.
Andreas isn’t sure what to tell her friend, as he justifies his actions by claiming that his wife, as he once knew her, is gone. Robertson’s answer to this debacle is somewhat surprising.
“I hate Alzheimer’s,” he says. ”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.”
I think Mr. Robinson you need to pray on those words a little longer and come back and tell us when God denies your are right.