Experts don’t know exactly what causes multiple sclerosis (MS), though genetics and environmental factors are said to play a role. MS also doesn’t have a cure.
But lucky for people who suffer from it, Pat Robertson knows far more than any of those experts.
On yesterday’s episode of The 700 Club, he explained that MS had a “spiritual component” to it and the cause could be “demonic” in nature. He later added that rebuking those demons in the name of Jesus was part of the cure.
“I know this sounds strange but I do believe there is a spiritual component in MS, it’s like a demonic — it’s one of those things that you literally have to cast out,” he said. “I have seen people with MS get up out of a wheelchair and push the wheelchair out of the room where we were. I’ve seen it. I’ve been involved in it.”
While he did tell the viewer to “check with an endocrinologist to see if there’s something, some chemical or something that could be done that would build up that immune system that you’ve got or if it’s something that you’re eating that’s causing a problem,” Robertson assured her that “you need in the name of Jesus to rebuke that thing and to say to your body, ‘You will be whole!’”
Good luck finding video and medical records of those MS sufferers getting out of their wheelchairs — and staying out of them.
Satan isn’t the cause and Jesus isn’t the cure.
It’s not that simple. And that’s why Robertson’s viewer, who has MS and wanted to know why Robertson’s faith-healing segments hadn’t cured her yet, deserves a better answer than the lie she got instead.
I’m mostly surprised Robertson didn’t tell her the solution involved sending him more money.
(via Right Wing Watch)