Sunday, September 18, 2011
Lifestyles of the Religious Nutball: Pat Robertson Endorses Divorcing Spouse If They Get Alzheimer’s Disease
Christian fucknut Robertson adds to his long list of insane comments. And in doing so, repudiates the words of Jesus
by Larry Simons
September 18, 2011
On the September 13 telecast of The 700 Club, braindead Christian fucktard Pat Robertson, all too famous for his history of cruel and insane comments, added to that long list with yet another comment that should have been followed by a group of mental health officials walking onto the set of the show and placing Robertson in his much needed straight jacket.
A question was read on the air from a viewer that said his friend’s wife suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and that his wife doesn’t recognize him anymore. He said his friend was bitter at God for allowing his wife to be in that condition and that he has started seeing another woman. The viewer said his friend thinks he should be allowed to see other women because his wife, as he knew her, is gone.
Here was Robertson’s advice:
“That is a terribly hard thing. It is…I hate Alzheimer’s. It is one of the most awful things, because here is the 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…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.”
“Somebody” looking after her? You mean, like a husband? The kind of husband who will profess to love her “for better or worse”, “in sickness and in health” and “’til death do us part”? Someone like that? Aw wait, she already has a husband Robertson, you worthless, pathetic excuse for a human being.
watch the scumbag in action
Robertson’s co-host even brought up the fact that the vow you take is “for better or for worse”. Robertson’s response?:
“If you respect that vow, you say ’til death do us part.’ This is a kind of death.”
A “kind” of death? You mean, even though the person’s heart is still beating and they are breathing and they are not dead? I didn't realize there were several meanings for death in that vow.
The most mind-numbing aspect to this whole statement [other than the fact that Robertson is a bona fide and certified asshole] is that Robertson cannot even bring himself to suggest to the reader that even if his friend gets lonely and needs companionship, that it would be [even if not 100% OK, but at the very least] justified if he has a girlfriend on the side while still caring for his wife. No, not Robertson. Instead he suggests that the man completely abandon his wife and divorce her, leaving the job to ANOTHER PERSON.
Interestingly enough, Robertson, in suggesting divorce from and abandonment of the wife [the Alzheimer’s victim], is repudiating the very words of Jesus in Ephesians 5:25, which states:
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”
Apparently, Robertson doesn’t think too highly of the Apostle Paul’s words and doesn’t really believe Christ loved the church. Or, it could be the fact that it is really Robertson's mind that is gone. Or, it could be the fact that Pat Robertson has a neurological disorder [required to believe the Bible in the first place] and he is about two more insensitive and horrendous comments away from the rubber room.
I go with all three.