Pat Robertson: 'Divorce your Alzheimers Spouse' (Video)
Pat Robertson is OK with Divorce if Spouse has Alzheimers
700 Club host and one-time presidential pseudo-candidate Pat Robertson believes in the sanctity of marriage, unless it is made inconvenient by long-term illness. In response to a caller who wanted advice on how to deal with his wife, who has Alzheimers, Robertson told the guy to divorce her. Some aspect of "till death do us part" is not clear to the famed right-wing preacher.
Pat Robertson said, "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." Thanks for that, Pat.
So, to be sure we're all on the same page, Pat Robertson's stance on marriage is:
- Marriage = sacred institution
- Same-sex marriage = bad
- Divorcing your ill partner = fine
Okay, got it. The larger question is why you'd ask Pat Robertson, of all people, for advice in the first place.