Posted By Jennie Chancey on September 17, 2011
This one left us reeling. It has to be seen to be believed. From Doug Phillips’s blog:
The eugenic mindset is this—when people become a burden or when they don’t meet the standard approved by the elite for human acceptability, simply dispose of them. The eugenic mindset plays upon the fears and selfishness of individuals. It emphasizes the financial strain and emotional cost of caring for the unlovely and burdensome. With serpent-like stealth, it appeals to “compassion” as a justification to abandon, deprive, and even kill those who are weak. It is the argument for pulling the plug on grandma, for food and water deprivation of the comatose trauma victim, and for letting the potentially brain-damaged preemie die.
But today the discussion has reached a new level. And this time the argument has not come from the evil step-child of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, but from Evangelical leader Pat Robertson. There is no mention of course of eugenics, or the Bible, or any source other than the speaker’s feelings, but millions watching on television learned that husbands with wives who have Alzheimer’s should divorce their wives and “start fresh” because an Alzheimer victim is not really a person, for after all, “they are gone.”
Click HERE to watch the video of Pat Robertson. Be sure to watch the second video as well, which is the testimony of a Christian husband who is sticking by his wife through her Alzheimer’s. It is moving and encouraging. Also click HERE to read Russell Moore’s hard-hitting commentary on this issue. Marriage isn’t just about individual satisfaction; it’s about Christ and His Bride.