Pat Robertson: Adoption Fearmonger

H/T RightWingWatch for the video.

During a recent episode of Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club," a woman who had adopted three children from three different foreign nations wrote in seeking dating advice. She explained that she's having a difficult time finding a man who will date her after she tells him about the children.

Robertson replied in his typical most compassionate of conservatives fashion.

"A man doesn't want to take on the United Nations, and this woman's got all these various children and blended family. What is it?," said Robertson. He then explained how a "dear friend" of his who adopted a child from Colombia who turned out to have brain damage. "You just never know what's been done to a child before you get that child," he said. "What kind of sexual abuse, what kind of cruelty, what kind of food deprivation, et cetera."

Robertson's statement typifies everything that's wrong with the Republican party today. They demand that every fetus be brought to term no matter what, because of the "sanctity of life." Yet when these children are finally born? That's not their problem.

As I posted earlier, George Carlin hits the nail on the head here:

"Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're pre-born, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're f*cked."

But, that "United Nations" comment from Robertson also smacks of racism. Now I don't believe for a moment that if the adopted children had been "white" he would've been any more approving. It just makes him more reprehensible.


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