Pat Robertson wears many hats, he loves dishing out advice on marriage, homosexuality, etc. But on a recent episode of The 700 Club, Robertson put on a new hat, and you can call him Dr. Robertson.
Viewer Dianne wrote in to the show asking Robertson:
“My son heard sounds that send painful shock-waves thru [sic] his body as I was praying for him and I called on the name of JESUS. My son said it felt like something hit him very hard in the stomach. I know this is not of God. He is a Christian. Can Christians be attacked by demons?”
Because everyone who is worried about their child’s health should write in to a TV show, and not go see a doctor.
Dr. Robertson took no issue doling out his advice however:
“What in your family — do you have anybody involved in the occult, somebody in witchcraft or tarot cards or psychic things? Has there something been there that you don’t know about. Some grandparent, great grandparent or something. Look into the family tree, and then get some people in there and cast this stuff out. But that does not sound like normal.”
That’s right. Robertson thinks the boy’s stomach pains could be caused by a family history in witchcraft of the occult. This is totally reasonable. Well. maybe not.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Wiccan priestess Courtney Weber said, “It deeply saddens me that in a man as wealthy and powerful as Mr. Robertson who could be using his resources to inspire and uplift is touting superstitions and inspiring fear in the mother of a young boy who clearly needs medical attention.”
Not only is Robertson’s advice foolish, it is downright dangerous. He should have urged the parent to seek medical attention to get the root of the problem that is causing this poor child so much pain.
Instead the host decided to make this just another clip in his video reel of nonsense against the occult or any other non-Christian beliefs he doesn’t understand.
Watch, via The Raw Story: