Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson is one of the worst human beings on the planet and he seems determined to prove it with each episode of The 700 Club. The most recent example of this is from November 2nd’s show where he told a grieving mother that he 15-year-old son is dead because God wanted to save him from atheism. No, I am not joking.
The mother, Christina, wrote to Pat and said,”My 15-year-old son was killed January 26, 2017. My question for you is: Why does our Father allow us to go through this pain and torment? As a mom, I do everything in my power to protect my kids from this. What is the point?” She then asked Robertson to help her understand so that she could work through her confusion and anger; Unfortunately, his response left much to be desired:
….you’ll say, “Why does my Father allow this to happen?” The loss of a child is a terrible grief. But, you know, the thing about that child at 15, maybe he was, you know, living for the Lord at 15. I don’t know anything about him; I’m presuming he was.
So what would’ve happened maybe 10 years from now? Would he have started drinking? Would he have gone away from the Lord? What would’ve happened? So God, who sees the end from the beginning, knows what would happen to that child, and because He loves the child and loves him, He wants to bring him to Heaven forever, and He wants to spare him some of the bad things that would happen down the road.
What? God let him die to stop him from becoming an alcoholic atheist (you caught the “gone away from God” part, right?
Of all of the ignorant, hateful, insensitive things that have spewed forth from his Pat Robertson’s mouth over the years, this has to be the worst. Any decent person would have given her words of comfort, not told her God killed her kid to keep him from acting like a common human. Honestly, Robertson’s god needs to step up his game and take the pastor. It’s time for him to get the f*ck off of our planet.