Shame on Pat Robertson: "Divorce Your Wife with Alzheimer’s"
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Shame on Pat Robertson: "Divorce Your Wife with Alzheimer’s"

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Recently on his "700 Club" program, Pat Robertson offered his advice to a man whose wife is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease: “Divorce her and start all over again” because the disease is "a kind of death."

Co-host Terry Meeuwsen understandably wondered if that would violate the “for better or for worse” provision of the man's wedding vows. Robertson responded by citing the “til death do us part,” section -- saying Alzheimer's is "a kind of death" and that he “certainly wouldn't put a guilt trip" on anyone who decided that divorce was the answer.

Is Robertson really saying that people with Alzheimer’s Disease should be treated as if they are already dead?

People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog routinely exposes the offensive and narrow-minded views of Pat Robertson and many other radical right-wing leaders, and has reported on many offensive, discriminatory comments Robertson’s made against gays, non-Christians and others. However, his recent comment about how people should deal with loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s is new, and particularly cruel.

Take action today and speak out against Pat Robertson’s outrageous comments by signing People For the American Way’s petition telling Pat Robertson, “shame on you,” and urging him to apologize.

To:
Pat Robertson
I'm writing to urge you to apologize for your recent comments recommending a man "divorce" his wife with Alzheimer's.

Equating Alzheimer's Disease with death is inappropriate and offensive. While I have noted other narrow-minded views you've expressed towards gays, non-Christians and others, this comment was particularly cruel.

Shame on you.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Chef Laura Walker SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is exactly why I'm not a Christian. . . SHAME ON YOU Pat Robertson, you are the laughing stock of America! And, why do people believe in a book (Bible) that has had more then 200 books removed from it by Constantine. . and Pagan values replaced much of it (Sunday worship replaced the Saturday worship, because Sunday was the day of worship for the Pagans Sun God), ALSO, Christmas was the birth of their virgins child, and they emposed it onto the birth of Jesus!!! As they merged to make Christianity the most powerful church on Earth, by combining Pagan beliefs with Christian beliefs, they became the base for all of Christianity as we know it today (no questions asked)! Most Christians don't have a clue, and believe every word as if it were GOD inspired. . . How embarrassing, do you not want to know the truth (this is the meaning behind sheep, it means to follow blindly)? Educate yourselves, don't let some dumb ass, fat faced, moronic, hedonistic, narcissist tell you what to believe. . . really!!!

      And if you want to divorce your spouse, you CERTAINLY don't need his permission, because he's an ASS! You only want his permission, so you don't feel guilty. Well, feel guilty because he is not an authority, and has no right to tell you what you can and cannot do, as far as marriage is concerned, this is your personal choice, and I wouldn't blame you at some point.

      BTW, I do believe in God, just not Christianity, as we know it. And, I do not believe in an incomplete book, that gives partial truthes, and fills in the blanks with what it believes you need to be indoctrinated with to keep you compliant, and tithing. . . Don't forget to give your 10% . . . So if you ever feel that the book doesn't make any sense, and seems to contradict itself, YOU ARE RIGHT, IT DOES CONTRADICT ITSELF BECAUSE 200 (MORE) BOOKS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED!!! READ UP. . . DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, EDUCATE YOURSELVES, IT'S THE MOST POWERFUL, AND ENLIGHTENING THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELVES, REALLY, BESIDES VOTING!

      DON'T BE A SHEEP, BE AN EDUCATED HUMAN BEING.

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    • Bruce Combs WILLIAMSBURG, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      What a heartless person! I wonder if he over looks the part of the traditional marriage service, which I presume he has administered many times, about "in sicknes and in health?" Oh well, never no mind! Peace, etc., Bruce

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Recently on his "700 Club" program, Pat Robertson offered his advice to a man whose wife is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease: “Divorce her and start all over again” because the disease is "a kind of death."

      I'm writing to urge you to apologize for your recent comments recommending a man "divorce" his wife with Alzheimer's.

      Equating Alzheimer's Disease with death is inappropriate and offensive. While I have noted other narrow-minded views you've expressed towards gays, non-Christians and others, this comment was particularly cruel.

      Shame on you.

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    • KATRINA CAMPBELL ANTLERS, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      That's not very christian like...

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    • Robert Fanney GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Shame, Pat. Shame. Whatever happened to caring for the sick, the friendless, and the needy? And your own wife?

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