Televangelist Pat Robertson advises kids not to call the police when their father threatens their mother with a gun, because “you don’t want to get your father busted.”
“Whenever my parents fight, my dad threatens my mom with his gun,” a young viewer told Robertson in an email. “Fortunately, this now means nothing to my mom, and she never goes nuts about it; she is very calm.”
“But as a child, I get nervous and worried when this happens,” the viewer’s note continued. “Even my younger brother saw this incident. What should we do about it and him?”
Robertson replied, “Well, again, you don’t want to get your father busted, but you could. You ought to go to your mother and say, ‘Mom, this thing is scaring me, and I ask you please to get my father to have some help.’“
Robertson went on:
“This kind of rage — I mean, one day he’s going to pull the trigger. It doesn’t take too much if you’ve got a loaded weapon and you’re brandishing it around, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ And the next thing you know, the thing goes off. It may be accidentally, but the mother will end up dead.”
An out of control father threatening a child’s mother with a gun deserves to be “busted.” If you don’t call the police when an angry father is threatening a child’s mother with a gun, when do you call the police? When the mother is dead?
(H/T: The Raw Story)