Pat Robertson had one of the easiest softball questions lobbed his way during a taping of his program when he gave a shocking answer. The caller wanted to know what he should tell his friend who's spouse is suffering from Alzheimer's -- his answer? Divorce her! Glenn has the shocking audio and responds on radio today.
Read the full transcript below:
What is wrong with people? Okay. Let me go to -- we have the wrongful birth suit that we just gave you. Then we have the mom not going to jail for strangling her own child and then throwing him over a fence. We have Pat Robertson in an amazing piece of audio I don't even understand. How does Pat Robertson -- I mean, I understand this from somebody, you know, on some talking head, you're, like, oh, yeah, but not Pat Robertson. Pat Robertson said this a couple of weeks ago.
VOICE: This is Andreas who says I have a friend whose wife suffers from Alzheimer's. She doesn't even recognize him anymore and, as you can imagine, the marriage has been rough. My friend has gotten bitter at God for allowing his wife to be in that condition and now he's started seeing another woman. He says that he should be allowed to see other people because his wife, as he knows her, is gone. I'm not quite sure what to tell him. Please help.
ROBERTSON: That is a terribly hard thing. It is -- I hate Alzheimer's. It is one of the most awful things because here's the loved one, this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years and suddenly that person is gone. They're gone. They are gone. So, what he says basically is correct, but I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again.
GLENN: What? What?
ROBERTSON: You know, make sure she gets custodial care and --
GLENN: Stop, stop. What? Divorce her? I don't understand all of that.
PAT: Yeah, but make sure she has custodial care.
STU: You know, listening to that the second time, I got a little bit of a different impression.
GLENN: Do you notice what he -- notice what he says? He says something very key. It's what we talked about with Rick Perry and making his bad decision. He said, I hate Alzheimer's. Rick Perry, I hate cancer. When you get passionate about -- I'm just trying to solve this one thing. I -- you make the wrong move. You have to have something that is rock solid and, boy, I hate Alzheimer's, too, and I have great compassion for those involved, but you don't get a divorce.