Did you see the news about Pat Robertson this morning? Again, it was something he said that put him in the headlines once more. I realize that whenever someone the media doesn’t like says something that the media doesn’t like, it’s bound to become a prominent story. This time – as at many other times – Pat Robertson has said something that should make deep and committed followers of Jesus cringe.
It was during the “Bring It On” segment of yesterday’s show. Pat is fired a series of viewer questions and he answers. I’m not sure if he answers on the spot or if he’s seen the questions ahead of time. I sure hope it’s the former! . . . especially in light of one of the answers he gave yesterday. The question was about Alzheimer’s Disease and a spouse. During his answer (which you can watch in the first few minutes of the video embedded below), he’s interrupted by a co-host who has the same question I have. Still, Robertson stumbles around and comes up with something that’s deeply disturbing.
Our vows – unless we’ve rewritten them – define a love-commitment that goes on and on and on – in sickness and in health – till death do us part. I know Pat speaks for some, but I certainly don’t think he’s articulating the will of God in his answer this time around.