Pat Robertson warns his 700 Club viewers that demons could be invited into their lives by watching X-rated movies.
Aging televangelist Pat Robertson warned viewers during his Mar. 11 700 club broadcast that watching X-rated movies could lead to demon attacks. Suggesting the movies serve as a portal for demons to enter into unsuspecting people’s lives, he told a viewer that while it was unlikely, malevolent forces may have caused the viewer’s accident just days after watching a sinister movie.
“I was watching a horror movie the other day of the recommendation of others,” the viewer wrote in to the show seeking Robertson’s advice. “It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.”
The viewer then asked if the televangelist believed that the car accident could have been caused by demons summoned by the watching of the X-rated flick.
“Did watching that movie cause a curse — or the Lord’s protection to be lifted from me?” the viewer asked. “Did I grieve the Holy Spirit by watching this series?”
Robertson responded that while he did not think it was likely the crash was caused by dark forces, the viewer may have opened the door to demons by watching the movie, a phenomena he knows to have happened before.
“A few years ago I heard about a teenage girl who was demon possessed, and people began to deal with the demon and try to cast it out,” Robertson said. “And you know what the demon said? ‘I had permission.’”