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Right wing lunatic televangelist Pat Robertson’s at it again, proving he’s quite a few words short of a Bible verse; this time, Pat’s focused his indignation on wives who fail to “properly obey” their husbands.
Earlier this week, during a broadcast of Robertson’s television show “The 700 Club,” he answered a question from a viewer named Michael about how to repair his marriage to a woman who “has no respect for me as the head of the house.”
Rev Pat’s response?
“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” he declared while co-host Terry Meeuwsen giggled.
But wait, there’s more.
“I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her learn to submit to authority,” Pat said.
So, let me get this straight, “we don’t condone wife-beating these days” means in Robertson’s world it used to be condoned?
But, since Christian scripture doesn’t allow for divorce, Rev Robertson urged the man to “move to Saudi Arabia,” where, ostensibly, beating the woman would be permissible.
Even with all his past out bursts Robertson remains someone Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Willard Mitt Romney likes to appear with him at campaign events, and so far there’s been no word from the Romney campaign to distance himself from the minister of wacko; why? Well, Willard needs the right-wing evangelical vote to even remain competitive, but he’s selling his political soul for votes he’s likely to already get anyway.
He’s at it again, the man who would be Moses, Pat Robertson, says God has told him who the next president will be — but it’s a secret.
The televangelist has revealed he spent nearly a week in prayer, asking God to “show me something” – yes, he was sign seeking.
“I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that,” Robertson explained. “So I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — I think I’ll know who it will be.”
Clearly there’s a disconnect in Robertson’s so-called Christianity; in Matthew 12 we learn what the Lord thinks of sign seekers, “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
“But he answered and said unto them, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign…”
So, not only does Robertson place himself willingly into the camp of “an adulterous and evil generation”, but if he received a “revelation”? Well, if Jesus declared people who were seeking signs were both “evil and adulterous” I think it’s fair to assume God didn’t provide the info. I find it very amusing someone like Robertson, who claims to be a Christian minister, could be so willfully ignorant of the words of Jesus Christ.
According to the Huffington Post, televangelist Pat Robertson said on his show “The 700 Club,” that the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) has become a bit too extreme.
Robertson reportedly quoted Lyndon Johnson when he found himself being pushed from the moderate center, “Don’t these people realize that if they push me over to an extreme position, I’ll lose the election?”
Robertson said if candidates venture into heavily radical territory, it could cost Republicans the general election.
“Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff,” he exclaimed. “If they want to lose, this is the game for losers.”
This should be a clarion wake up call to the GOTP contenders; you know you’ve gone too far into weeds when Pat Robertson says you’ve become too extreme to win.
One of God’s self proclaimed spokesman, Pat Robertson, is declaring it’s OK with the Lord if spouses divorce their partner with Alzheimer’s, and the whole “for richer – for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part” is more of a guideline than a vow.
During a recent “700 Club” program on Christian Broadcast Network Pat was responding to a caller who said a “friend” had begun dating other women while his wife lies seriously ill with Alzheimer’s, and justifies it by saying that “his wife, as he knows her, is gone.”
Robertson agreed with the man saying, “What he says basically is correct. 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.”
His co-host pressed Robertson about whether that violates the marriage vows. Robertson responded that Alzheimer’s “is a kind of death” and added, “I certainly wouldn’t put a guilt trip on you” for choosing divorce in such a scenario.
This is another symptom of today’s uber-conservative Christianity; what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine and I’m going to do unto others while I can. There isn’t a lot of Christ’s teachings any longer in some so-called Christian’s minds and churches. Robertson is a putz, and his wife should divorce him now while she has a chance and marry a good man she knows she can depend on if her health ever fails her.