Pat Robertson, television evangelist and the host of the 700 Club had advice for Christian grandparents who wrote him asking what they should do about their grandchild being raised by atheist parents.
The viewer writes:
Pat, I am very concerned because this past weekend my 6-year-old grandson said his dad told him God and Jesus were not real and were just made up to scare people about dying. I tried to explain the truth to him but he won’t believe me. I’m worried for my grandson’s soul.
Robertson’s advice was to try to get the child out of that situation and if they cannot, even went as far as to suggest they try to enroll the child in a Christian school, against the parents wishes.
If there’s any way you can get that child away from that… His father telling him that (God and Jesus are not real).
I don’t know, but if there’s any way you can get him enrolled in a Christian school or get him into some, you know, they have daily vacation Bible school and things.There’s all kinds of things you could do to kind of get him into some positive influences.
It seems Robertson is more concerned with indoctrinating the child than he is in respecting the parents wishes or beliefs and is willing to risk pulling a family apart.
The advice for the grandparents to remove the child from that home is just terrible, not only is there no legal foundation for such a thing, but how does he know the grandparents are better suited to raise the child? Simply because they believe in God they should be raising the child?
Let’s all just hope the grandparents don’t take his advice, or at the very least, the child’s parents stand their ground.
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