Don’t Take Real Estate Advice from Pat Robertson

In this clip from CBN’s The 700 Club, daft codger Pat Robertson tells a woman that she and her husband should sell their new home at half its value ASAP because it is haunted or inhabited by demons. The woman complains of household objects going missing, things falling off of shelves, and noises. She also doesn’t feel quite right in the house, and is disappointed that it needs a lot of work. Those are things that can’t possibly be normal, right?

Once again, Robertson shows just how out of touch with modern reality he is. I don’t know whether his bizarre pronouncements are the products of senility or just willful blindness, but either way I blame his producers and co-hosts for enabling his childish nonsense. Working families who have just gone through the laborious process of buying a home cannot just up and sell overnight because they vaguely suspect demonic activity. In some parts of America, it’s damn near impossible to find affordable, safe housing that meets your needs. Sure, if you’re a rich white man surrounded by enablers, there are “plenty of houses out there.” For the rest of us, life isn’t always so peachy.

Now, let’s say for the sake of argument that this woman’s house is infested with demons or spirits or whatever. Why wouldn’t exorcism be a valid option? Doesn’t Robertson have faith that believers would triumph over Satan?

 

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