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Don’t Bother With Medical Help! Pat Robertson ‘Diagnoses’ Sick Kid as Demon Possessed

Aging televangelist Pat Robertson’s advice just gets weirder. In March he declared that the devil uses abortion and gay rights to steal good Christian babies. Then, last month, he told an unsuspecting viewer to sell her newly purchased home because it was probably demon-infested.

Today’s advice, though, may just take the cake when it comes to occult-related ‘help’  because it may very well be dangerous.

On Monday, a viewer named Dianne wrote into the television preacher for advice concerned about her son. According to Dianne, when she prayed over him, her son had “painful shock-waves through his body”  even when she called out “the name of Jesus.”

“My son said it felt like something hit him very hard in the stomach,” the mother wrote. “I know this is not of God. He is a Christian. Can Christians be attacked by demons?”

Robertson, who has no medical training at all, then ‘diagnosed’ the boy – based solely on the e-mail – as suffering from a spiritual ailment – one that could have been caused by a witch in the mother’s past.

“You need to get somebody with you who understands the spiritual dimension and doing spiritual warfare,” he continued. “If I were you, I would look back in your family. What in your family — do you have anybody involved in the occult, somebody in witchcraft or tarot cards or psychic things?”Robertson asked, encouraging the mom to seek out the ancestral root of the problem.

There has been “something there that you don’t know about,” he further stressed. “Look into the family tree, and then get some people in there and cast this stuff out. But that does not sound like normal,” he said, declaring the boy was not in need of medical attention, but instead “oppressed or possessed by demons.”

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