Pat Robertson has got to be the worst advice giver on earth. He tells parents to beat Christianity into their kids. He told one viewer not to feel bad about her prayers for a friend dying of cancer going unanswered because that person may have asked for it by being a sinner. Pat doesn’t really seem to care about the actual problems of the
suckers viewers of his The 700 Club. No, Pat has an agenda and, dammit, he’s going to push it no matter what.
On Wednesday’s edition of The 700 Club, Pat received a question from a 60-year-old widow and his answer shows how delusional Pat has become. The woman noted that her husband had died in November of 2012. She had to go back to work and the only job she could get was part-time at a store. The store recently started carrying Voodoo Doll keychains, which bothered her enough to consider not waiting on the customer who was buying them. She writes that she needs the job, though. She asks for suggestions and whether or not she’s “making a big deal out of nothing.”
Pat, of course, told her that she was right to make a big deal out of it. And, you know, “God can give you another job.” Because there are so many jobs out there for 60-year-old widows. Don’t worry about it. What she should worry about, according to Pat, is those dolls.
You don’t want to give your heart over to voodoo or magic arts. If they’re doing a voodoo doll, the next thing you know they’ll be having little dollies you put pins in and can bring down curses on them… why should you have to do that? God can give you a job. I know it’ll be painful but God can give you a job.
I had no idea God ran an employment agency. Since he doesn’t actually work, I guess Pat thinks that good jobs are easy to come by. Must be nice, having a cushy job telling other people how to live their lives. Really puts one out of touch with reality, though.
The Voodoo Doll keychains in question are called Watchover Voodoo dolls. They are little dolls made out of string “for every personality and situation that you are likely to encounter in this ever eventful journey that is… life!” They come in lots of versions and have a philosophy directly opposite of the aspersions Pat casts upon them.
They are obviously not actual voodoo dolls. They aren’t going to suddenly make people want to learn how to cast “voodoo curses.” The idea is patently absurd. Voodoo — more correctly known as Voudun or Vodou — is a religion. Of course, since it’s not his religion, Pat doesn’t bother to learn about it. He’s content to belittle and misrepresent its beliefs.
The thing Pat does not address here is that this poor woman is forced to take a part-time job at the age of 60 because she lost her husband. We don’t do enough to help people in this position with training and support. Yet Pat undoubtedly still expects her to send him money. It’s obscene.
Here’s the clip via Right Wing Watch:
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