A lot is being made of Pat Robertson’s horrifying comments (HERE) about a man divorcing his wife who is stricken with Alzheimer’s. (I find it highly ironic the MEDIA is shocked by someone in the church advocating divorce, but that’s another story.)
A column (HERE) really hits hard on Robertson’s statement. These words are really pointed:
Pat Robertson’s cruel marriage statement is no anomaly. He and his cohorts have given us for years a prosperity gospel with more in common with an Asherah pole than a cross. They have given us a politicized Christianity that uses churches to “mobilize” voters rather than to stand prophetically outside the power structures as a witness for the gospel.
But Jesus didn’t die for a Christian Coalition; he died for a church. And the church, across the ages, isn’t significant because of her size or influence. She is weak, helpless, and spattered in blood. He is faithful to us anyway.