Pat Robertson, the 84-year-old televangelist and businessman who still appears regularly on broadcasts of his 700 Club TV show, has become known for his controversial, often insensitive, and sometimes just downright bizarre pieces of advice that he dispenses to his faithful followers who write in asking for help with problems in their lives.
Recently, for example, Robertson advised an 80-year-old woman who said she regularly donates money to her church but never had enough left to pay bills to go out and get a job.
He also claimed that the gay population will soon die out because "they don't reproduce," and he also predicted that the Earth would be destroyed by an asteroid strike sometime in the first four months of 2014.
Clearly, not all of Pat Robertson's words of wisdom exactly pan out, but on Tuesday, he delivered another piece of advice to a loyal viewer that left many listeners scratching their heads — though perhaps to loyal viewers of The 700 Club, it made perfect sense.
A woman wrote in to Robertson, asking the following question.
"My daughter is pregnant with her first child (my first grandchild) and obviously there is a lot of rejoicing and excitement. Young parents now regularly post fetal ultrasound photos as their Facebook photo. From a spiritual point of view, is there any harm in doing this?"The missive was signed, "Cynthia."
As he began his response, Roberston appeared to have no real response, simply stating, "I don't think there's any harm in it."
"But I tell you... There are demons and there are evil people in the world, and you post a picture like that and some cultist gets hold of that, a coven, and they begin this muttering curses against this unborn child."Roberston still was not finished with his latest dissertation, adding for good measure his thoughts on what should and should not be posted on Facebook.
"I just don't think that this business of posting the most intimate parts of your body on Facebook, I just can't see it. To me, it's abhorrent. It's not necessarily unbiblical, it's just abhorrent," the preacher mused.
While exact figures on how many fetal ultrasound pictures are actually posted to Facebook, undoubtedly many are, and while Pat Robertson may find the practice "abhorrent," others have found it rather uplifting — as when one mom recently posted an ultrasound that showed her unborn fetus apparently giving a "thumbs up" sign while in the womb.
Watch Pat Robertson delevier his advice about witches and demons cursing unborn babies via Facebook in the video clip above.
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