Robertson's Marital Advice: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimers

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    Robertson's Marital Advice: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimers



    On the same "700 Club" program today in which Pat Robertson said that Jews must convert to Christianity in order to enter Heaven, he also took on a question from a woman who was friends with a man whose wife is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and has begun to date another woman and wanted to know what to do.


    Robertson's advice was to encourage the husband to divorce his wife with Alzheimer's because she was, for all intents and purposes, already dead. Co-host Terry Meeuwsen understandably wondered if that would not violate the "til death do you part" provision of the wedding vow, which Robertson just pretty much dismissed, saying "he certainly wouldn't put a guilt trip" on anyone who decided that divorce was the answer:


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qt_JCnRdCQ&feature=player_embedded"]Robertson: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimers - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The "In sickness and In health" clause elude the good Pat?

    :lol:

    He's the same schmuck that said 9/11 was caused by homosexuals..and abortion.
     
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    Will Robertson's wife now divorce him?
     
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    The Bible says remarrying is automatically adultery.

    Luke 16:15-18,Luke 17:1-4 KJV - And he said unto them Ye are they which - Bible Gateway

    18Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.



    Whenever my grandparents had the 700 Club on when i was a kid I always thought it was boring, I was crazy, Robertson is great entertainment.
     
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    Come on! What did you expect? He's a "family values" "sanctity of marriage" CON$ervative Republican!
     
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    Uncle Ferd says, "Yea, it's sad but...

    ... dey's half nuts to begin with...

    ... an' den when dey go plumb goofy...

    ... dey ain't much use to ya anyways."
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    What would America and African diamond mining be without the strong ethical integrity of Pat Robertson.
    "Send in your money folks!!"
     
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    Remember that Pat Robertson is a founder of "The Moral Majority".
    Remember their merging with the Republican party?
     
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    It's the right wing Christian thing to do.
     
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    If you want to know how Christians feel about this you should try reading what they say. The comments on the story in Christianity Today are telling.

    Pat Robertson Says Divorce Okay if Spouse has Alzheimer's | Liveblog | Christianity Today

    That said, what Robertson said is he would not condemn the man, and that he should ask someone else. I think he was wrong to cop out, but he does have the right to say he will not answer a question if he feels he cannot give a sound answer.
     

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