Blessed are the dying spouses, for they shall be left for a younger and healthier spouse.

17 Sep

What was I saying about Alzheimer's?

I need to thank my friend, Tim Jung, for the title of this post and for inspiring me.  For the past few years, I have often worried and wondered if I am on a ship of fools called the United States.  Lunacy engulfs the American citizens, with people like Sally Kern calling “blacks lazy” and maintaining that “homosexuals are worse than terrorism,” and the Republican Presidential candidates signing a pledge to discriminate against the LGBT community, and Rabbi Yudin blaming gays for hurricane Irene and the earthquake on the east coast.  Now we have the illustrious, always homophobic, and reliably crazy Pat Robertson of the 700 Club releasing a statement to go for a trade in if you are not happy with your current spouse–now that is what I call the sanctity of marriage! All of this would be laughable, save that the  Tea Party (Teahaddists) eat it up, as does Fox News (Mad Hatter) the host of the Tea Party.

Pat Robertson, a former Republican Presidential candidate himself, told his flock of march hares (I mean sheep):

divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable because the disease is a kind of death…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.

Clearly, Robertson and Newt Gingrich are listening to the same god.  Honestly, while I find both men despicable, I don’t really find their views news worthy, save that they possess and abuse power.  Unfortunately, there is a very significant population that is guided by what these insane misogynistic hypocrites say.  My hope is that bloggers such as my self and others will help to expose their hypocrisy, which will then allow others to use a different moral compass–a moral compass that talks about love, compassion, and equality for all.

And for christ’s sake, can all of you right wing nuts stop scapegoating women and the LGBT community for natural disasters? Am I the only one that just finds it unseemly? Because really, if the Gay Agenda had that kind of power, a handful of very select people might disappear, but seven states wouldn’t have to declare disasters. It’s the god of the “righteous” who’s willing to take out innocents to make his point. And that, sadly, seems to have inspired our Pat.

8 Responses to “Blessed are the dying spouses, for they shall be left for a younger and healthier spouse.”

  1. Marla Moore September 17, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    Keep on shining that bright smart light on these pathetic arguments Michael. Sadly, a woman i know who just died of breast cancer couldn’t have her husband and mother of her children by her side as she died. Because he was downstairs engaged in an affair with her nurse-maybe he got “permission” from Robertson or other morality police?When are people going to wake up to their self righteous psychobabble. The arguments against gay marriage are empty and sad, inspired by fear and power mongering.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 17, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      Marla, thank you so much for lending your voice to the sane social justice movement! The story you shared is nothing less than tragic! Thank you also for being such a strong ally and for making the world a better place.

  2. James Queale September 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    I can never understand this man, nor do I really want to. Sadly, there are so many people like him and it makes me ashamed to be a part of the human race. Since I consider myself sane, will I die sooner? Probably.

    (Blogger of

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Jamie, her certainly is a huge blemish on humanity. Thank you for including the link to your blog. I’m confident people will enjoy it as much as I do.

      • James Queale September 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm #


      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

        My pleasure. We need as many people as possible working to make the world a better place for all.

  3. Jennifer Lockett September 18, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    You know what I noticed here? If *he* is going to do something… *he* should divorce *her*….
    I suspect the would have a different opinion if it was the man with alzheimer’s and the woman who wanted to ‘move on’…

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