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Kyle Mantyla, Right Wing Watch, People for the American Way: [Pat] Robertson’s Marital Advice: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimers

[Pat] Robertson’s Marital Advice: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimers
by Kyle Mantyla, September 13, 2011

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i find this to be a deeply shocking & saddening sentiment from any person claiming spiritual superiority. and, alas, it is becoming more characteristic of the same, just when i thought we’d maxxed..

—rk

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:

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