Televangelist Pat Robertson is not a fan of demons, so much so that he says if one of those ungodly creatures was haunting his house he'd burn it down.
On Tuesday's episode of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," the 83-year-old took a question from a viewer looking for advice on what to do about a haunted house. Apparently the homeowner has noticed some strange happenings.
The viewer wrote:
My house is haunted. There is moaning coming from the walls, lights turn on and off, the TV changes channels on its own, the beds move, stuff floats off tables, mirrors break and there is sometimes a creepy fog. The ghosts look like people, but have dark blue light around their feet and hands. What do I do?
Robertson's short answer to this demon problem? Light it up.
"I think if it was me, I'd burn the house down and move on," he said, laughing. "But assuming you can't afford that ... I don't believe in ghosts. I don't think the Bible supports the concept of people coming back to haunt houses. ... But I do believe in demons. The Bible clearly says there's fallen angels and these demonic forces."
"You need to get people to come and do an exorcism over that property," he advised, "and command those demons to leave. That's what you do. You take authority in the name of Jesus. And if you can't do that, move."
This isn't the first time Robertson has mentioned demons or demonic forces in everyday things.
Last month, Robertson drew criticism when he linked "Dungeons & Dragons" and other role-play games (which he called "demonic games") with teen suicide. Back in February, he warned of demons clinging to sweaters at second-hand shops like Goodwill and suggested praying over the garments.
In a blog post on his CBN website several years ago, the devout Christian described an incident when he was under a purported demonic attack. He said a "dark cloud" of "awful depression" seized him while he was in a twilight state one morning during a trip to Seattle. It wasn't until he commanded "Satan, in the name of Jesus, I cast you forth" that he felt better.