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  1. Michael W. says

    What did Robertson say after the video was abruptly cut off mid-sentence? I distrust video sources that do not appear to deliver the whole story, but cut the “offensive” speaker off right at the point that he or she is about to say something moderate, or mitigating, or otherwise counter to the negative storyline the video’s author is promoting. It’s not dissimilar from videos that are chopped and edited, and we love to vilify the right for doing that. It’s manipulative. I am not saying that Robertson’s comments are not offensive, but I think we’re missing half the story here, with the editing.

  2. Bob Hamilton says

    I agree with Michael W.: that snippet may not be all the remarks Robertson made. But what he did say–reeking in ‘situational ethics’–does fly contrary.

  3. Rob says

    Ah yes, the sanctity of marriage that he and the other christians so vehemently defend. What were those parts about better or worse…in sickness and in health – were they supposed to mean something?

    Seriously they have the audacity to claim that gays would undermine the sancity of marriage? Seems like they’ve already done that on their own.

  4. J H Robbins says

    Pat needs to check with his ‘original’ source. It would tell him that one marries for life – period!!! That’s not my belief, but it ostensibly used to be his.

  5. johnny says

    Oh, I get it. Now that the ol’ lady is broken, just dump her and move on. She’ll be OK, just leave her out behind a nursing home somewhere, they’ll take her in. Just forget about those wedding vows you said before God and everybody, they don’t count anymore.

    This guy is so twisted. I wonder if he’d give the same advice to a woman who was in the same situation. Doubtful because women are supposed to be submissive in all things, right?

  6. Lee Keels says

    Totally agree with him this one time. This person no longer remembers her husband or their vows or their life. Make sure she is cared for and move on. I don’t see any other option. There is no reason for the rest of his life to be spent in misery, especially when she doesn’t even know.

  7. says

    Well now we know what the straights think of the sacredness of the marriage they want to protect all for themselves.

    Just like the Republican Debates Monday night, the crowd cheered and clapped and shouted “Let him die” when the dilemma of an uninsured seriously ill patient was put to Ron Paul.
    These people are not Christians……they are complete bigots….they were the lynch mobs of a few generations ago, they were the racists of segregation, they are the recent torturers of Cheney……they have to be faught at every street corner,,,,,,they are all about their own power and self interest…..and they certainly don’t believe in “society” or even in a UNITED States, they believe in their own individual welfare and F_ck everyone else. that sounds like a definition of evangelical !

  8. Rin says

    @Lee,

    but you still know THEM. :(

    My Jaja stayed with my Babcia until the day she died, putting up with the insults, holding her hand…when I asked him how he did it, his reply was:

    She may not remember me, but I remember her. I remember everything.

  9. Christopher says

    Went on-line to see if the ‘whole’ clip is out there. Can’t find that, but the story is carried in press from the Christian community to Main Stream media. The AP asked his staff for clarification and they responded ‘no comment.’ Sounds like the clip here is not out of context.

  10. say what says

    @RIN

    ditto on what Kodak said

    “…She may not remember me, but I remember her. I remember everything.

    Posted by: Rin | Sep 15, 2011 9:36:25 AM”

    thank you for sharing, and that is very touching

  11. Rin says

    Thanks guys.

    My grandmother was this lovely brilliant lady, so watching her intellect fall apart was so hard. She was always laughing, always so witty.

    I hate Alzheimers. :(

    My current sweetie said the same thing to me and I knew that I met the right person.

  12. cadence says

    Lee Keels, she may not remember her vows, but her husband does. I’m not opposed to a divorce, but the way that Pat says it is just callous, and goes against the vows that were made.

  13. Michael says

    Sick freak of nature thats exactly what people like Pat are and always will be.Talk about a vile disgusting hypocritical Christian he has no love at all for anyone but himself.

  14. Caliban says

    I love how he says “”Get some ethicist besides me to give you the answer.”

    Pat Robertson is the Grand High Poobah of judging people but NOW he’s going to pass the buck?! From the way he talks you’d think God stops by for chats all the time, to ask HIS advice! When there’s a terrorist attack, a hurricane or some other natural disaster Pat Robertson is johnny-on-the-spot to let everyone know whose fault it really is.

    The whole thing is lovely because it shows everyone including his followers exactly who Pat Robertson and others like him really are beneath their self-righteousness.

  15. PB says

    @LEE
    Sorry – but I’ve been with my partner 18 years and I could never do what Robertson suggests if I found myself in this situation. It would break my heart.

    @RIN
    Wow! You summed it beautifully.

  16. larryh59 says

    He says “make sure someone looks after her”. Does he mean the state or government? Wait a minute. Aren’t these the same group of people against all that? So, now he’s for it?

  17. Kyle says

    I’m guessing the woman with Alzheimer’s is better off. There’s not a lot of good that can come from your primary caregiver’s seeking advice from Pat Robertson. Also, too, query how much of the wife’s money Robertson has now.

  18. Bob R says

    I guess “for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part…What god has joined together let no man put asunder.” really doesn’t matter all that much to Robertson and his christian sycophants. So much for the much ballyhooed sanctity of marriage spiel.

    I’ve been with my partner for over 31 years. Both of us have health issues and know that eventually one of us will be caregiver for the other. We understand that’s all part and parcel of our illegal, unrecognized “marriage”.

    A long time ago (I’m an atheist and have been for all my adult life) a Christian coworker once told me that one of the things that upset him most about me was I as an atheist was a better christian than he was. I had a compassion and tolerance for the less fortunate that he couldn’t quite muster in himself. He was a devout christian who spent a great deal of time praying for my salvation when his time and energy would have been better spent trying to help his fellow man.

    So, it appears that my illegal, unacceptable gay marriage is more devoted and more stable than most of these sham christian marriages. I can see where they are threatened by gay marriage. We may just end up in more committed and stable relationships that do not consider abandoning a partner who is sick and undergoing chemo (right Newt?) or suffering from Alzheimer’s, right Pat?

  19. Akula says

    There are no words to describe the DISGUST I feel for this individual, there is no way I can refer to it as a person or even a human being. If this thing and a rat were drowning, without hesitation I’d save the rat. My grandparents went through this same thing, my grandfather was out in left field and recognised no one even the wonderful woman he was married to for 71 years, but like clockwork every day she would go to his room in the nursing home and sit with him no matter what off thing he said she stayed by his side. I’d do the same for my husband and I know he’d do the same for me. So all I can say to Scat Robertson is drop dead you rotten piece of filth.

  20. GregV says

    “What did Robertson say after the video was abruptly cut off mid-sentence? … It’s not dissimilar from videos that are chopped and edited, and we love to vilify the right for doing that.”

    Michael: I think it’s VERY dissimilar than the “editing” that “vilified” right-wing sources like Faux News, WingNut Daily and Laura Schlessinger do, in that they have a very well-established reputation for cutting out words inorder to twist the context into something so different than the original that it often becomes the opposite of what was actually said.
    It is easy enough to do your homework since the whole episode can be viewed by anyone at Pat Robertson’s own CBN website. (Sept 13th 700 Club episode from around 00:50 to 00:53).
    The other minute or so of the conversation just has Robertson giving an example of someone he knew whose wife no longer recognized him and said hurtful things, and he said “I can’t fault them for wanting some kind of companionship” and then suggested viewers “get some sort of ethicist” to decide. Then they change the subject to a question about the American Revolution.
    The context is not in anyway changed by anything that was edited out.

    While listening for this segment, I heard another segment with a viewer’s question asking Pat if it is permitted for a Christian to train for a triathlon. (Pat determines that it is acceptable.)
    Honestly, how dumb are these people who so lack an innate sense of right and wrong that they depend on televangelists to make life decisions for them?

  21. jonny says

    I always love a chance to resurrect my one dead (or close to dying) Evangelical preacher joke with a new name:
    What did Pat Robertson say when he finally got to heaven?
    I never expected it to be so hot!

    Sorry – it’s my attempt at g-rated humor.

  22. says

    Robertson is such a typical fundy. They all claim to be great authorities, but they don’t know jack about scripture. Watching this video, the first thing that jumped into my mind:

    What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

    That’s Jesus himself talking, forbiding divorce.

  23. Michael says

    My mother and father went through a similar situation. My father was incapacitated due to early Alzheimer’s disease. He was in a nursing home for the last year of his life. He remembered us but his body gave out. He couldn’t speak, he couldn’t eat, he couldn’t walk. It was horrible. My mother visited him every day. She fed him, she dressed him. She loved him. But, at the same time, she was 70 and didn’t want to be alone. She got kicked out of the singles group at her community because she was still married and yet she wanted the company of a man who could speak and walk. Eventually, she dated my father’s brother in law who’s wife had just passed away a year earlier. They got married a few months after my father passed away. I don’t fault her for not wanting to be alone.

    I don’t know how I would react in the same situation. I do know that love is forever.

    The last thing my father said to my mother before he died was “Hey baby. Wanna go on a hot date?”

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