“Evangelist Pat Robertson, who is well known in the U.S. for his “700 Club” program which airs on the Christian Broadcasting Network of which he is the chairman, preaches that if your spouse is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease they are already dead and you can divorce and go on to another healthier partner. What a JERK! That is some good Christian advice from a supposed man of God isn’t it? When times get rough all promises and vows cease to mean anything and only one person’s happiness matters namely the healthy partner. What a JERK! No compassion, no love, no hope that maybe a cure for the disease will be found……..just leave. A man of God my ass! KJ.
‘Til death’: Unless you have Alzheimer’s?
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson stirs anger — and support — over comments on divorcing a spouse with dementia
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson caused a firestorm after he told his “700 Club” viewers that divorcing a spouse who battles Alzheimer’s is justifiable because the disease is “a kind of death.” Reaction ranged from shock and outrage by many online, to charges that the chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, which airs the "700 Club," was being un-Christian.
“How do you pick and choose what sickness you should divorce??? This is just ignorant…”in sickness and in health DUH,” one reader responded on Facebook.
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The controversy erupted when Robertson advised a call-in viewer that a male friend could see another woman after his wife began suffering from the memory-robbing disease. Continue reading