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Pat Robertson Weighs In On Demonic, Possessed Sweaters [Video]

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Pat Robertson has some important ideas about possessed sweaters, and this is why he makes the big evangelical bucks.

Televangelist Pat Robertson is no stranger to controversy, and the 700 Club host has found himself on the receiving end of unpleasant attention for statements that have been construed as sexist more than once — though it should be noted the religious leader has also cautioned viewers not to reject science.

Robertson is back with some new religious guidance, this time concerning sweaters at Goodwill and their potential to harbor negative and angry spirits.

Not every sweater at Goodwill, of course, says Pat Robertson. No, that would be crazy.

The TV and radio host has offered up some advice on how to ensure Satan isn’t in your sock drawer, addressing a viewer question about possessed items of clothing and reassuring a young caller that their mother isn’t crazy for believing such a thing. (And while no one can say for sure, such a notion doesn’t seem entirely healthy to be advocating in a household by and large.)

The confused and probably somewhat frightened kid asks Pat Robertson:

“I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that I need to pray over the items, bind familiar spirits, and bless the items before I bring them into the house. Is my mother correct? Can demons attach themselves to material items?”

Now, call me a heretic, but I would imagine it’s the place of an adult to reassure a child that their sweaters aren’t going to corrupt their mortal souls. Pat Robertson clearly disagrees, and he said to the caller:

Can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes. But I don’t think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it. [Laughs.] But in a sense, your mother’s just being super cautious so hey, it isn’t gonna hurt you any to rebuke any spirits that happen to have attached themselves to those clothes.

It’s worth noting that Pat Robertson’s intentions are probably in the right place, but it doesn’t mean telling a kid their sweaters could be possessed is all that great for the kid involved.

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Do you think it’s irresponsible for Pat Robertson to suggest garments are haunted?

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11 Responses to “Pat Robertson Weighs In On Demonic, Possessed Sweaters [Video]”

  1. David Whittaker

    Matthew 7:21-23 ( ESV ).
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
    On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’.
    And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’.

  2. Phil Crowson

    Dave, I think it's a little premature to start quoting a verse that concerns completely false Christians about Pat Robertson, even if you despise the guy. Pat has done a ton of great things to build the Kingdom of God, and I can't see questioning his very salvation over theological differences. He actually joked with the kid about demon possessed clothes! :) I don't believe that, but I don't know if it was actually harmful or heretical. I have a lot of solid Christian friends who believe in Spirits inhabiting things or places, and I think that can be true sometimes also.

  3. Phil Crowson

    Pat has certainly gone out in left field many times, especially in the last 10 years! Like most everyone I know in their 70's, most just stop caring what people think of them as much, and some get a little "out there." I can tell you what he hasn't done that many other believers have… committed adultery (Jim Bakker, King David, countless others), committed murder (Moses, countless others), or committed a felony and gone to prison (our friend Chuck Colson, Apostle Paul, countless others). I think most of the men of God aforementioned have repented publicly and personally, and will spend Eternity with their Creator whom they served in spite of their personal failures, but only the Lord knows their heart. Sometimes I just wish 700 Club had a "7-second delay" button that somebody wise (like his wife) could just bleep things out live once in a while! I wish my wife had one on me, too! :)

  4. Steve Barber

    completely disagree with you re: Pat Robertson & your quoting the Matthew verse about false prophets!!! I don't agree with everything that he says, but I do know that overall, Pat is a strong, mature believer…