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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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    • Thomas W. Yale

      Yes, with a good dose of idiocy and mean-spiritedness.

  • Tomasina Serveaux

    And while he is busy giving superstitious diagnoses about non-existent monsters in the closet, that boy probably ended up in the hospital from appendicitis or a kidney stone.

  • LyndaLBD

    oh he really is getting carried away with his “prophecies” and this could be the beginning of serious trouble for those who practice the left path!

  • I_B_ME

    To that creature called ‘Pat”, may it die soon, alone, screaming in it’s own waste. When it does, I would like to be the one to call waste management to take care of the remains.

  • Ron Brown

    I think we ought to pray that the child is not suffering an attack of appendicitis, a serious infection in the bowels, or some other potentially fatal condition because he could die a very painful death while the mother is busy researching her family tree looking for witches or some other nonsense. I was led to believe that God gave us brains so that we could use them. It seems to me that Pat Robertson is the one engaged in devil worship distributing advice that will hurt and maim those naive enough to listen to him.

  • Read More

    The real devil here is Pat himself.

  • diablodejalisco

    these evangelicals are all nuts and are laughing all the way to the bank. and they are all republicans.