As if Pat Robertson hasn’t already embarrassed himself enough by saying that Haiti made a pact with the Devil and that homosexuality was a cause of 9/11, add another to the list. Robertson recently comment on his 700 Club program that if a spouse has Alzheimer’s it constitutes grounds for divorce because the evangelist said the disease is “a kind of death”. This comment came in response to a viewer’s question regarding the topic.
Other awesomely bad Robertson quotes from the show were:
“Get some ethicist besides me to give you the answer.” (Robertson translation: I’m crazy help!)
“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…” (Robertson translation: That’s what I’d do.”)
I guess the whole, “in sickness and in health” part of marriage vows don’t apply anymore.
The media pressed a spokesperson for the TV network, no reply. I wonder why.
Watch the clip:
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