Pat Robertson: Stone Cold Fresh
Pat Robertson has a new book out and you know what that means: asking about the sex lives of women he just met. Rita Braver of CBS News interviewed Robertson on April 9 (the transcript is available here). First, Robertson tells a whopper about a woman who was “stone cold dead” and raised back to life because of the prayers of others. Then he tells Braver a story about a trip he took to Jerusalem:
[T]hey thought she was demon possessed. And these women are in the conference, and they said, “Go cast demons out of her.” And I ignored it and ate dinner…. And then the next night, they had moved this poor woman out of the hotel. She was crying out for mercy and saying, “Oh God, help me,” because she had such bad asthma.
So Robertson and his wife go visit the woman in her hotel room:
[She was] very attractive– striking brunette, 45 years old, you know thin, 5’8″ kind of thing. And — she had this look in her eyes. And — so I went in, and my wife was with me. And they took the two chairs and I sat on the bed…. And I said, “Tell me about your problem.” And she said, “I’ve got this asthma.” And I said, “Have you been to the doctor?” And — and she said, “Yes. The doctor said my asthma was caused by praying with nuns.”
After explaining to the woman that asthma is not caused by praying with nuns, Robertson tells us how he prayed to God for guidance:
And then I prayed. And I said, “Lord, what’s wrong with her?” I just prayed silently. And the Lord said, “Ask about her sex life.”
Robertson complies with God’s strange request and after getting the juicy details he prays with her and God instantly heals her asthma. There’s a lot more where that came from in the transcript.