On Monday’s 700 Club, a viewer named 'Carrie' asked televangelist Pat Robertson if she should bless clothing purchases from Goodwill before bringing them home because her mother said that demons could “attach themselves to material items” (video below).
According to RightWingWatch.org, Robertson recalled a story of a girl from the Philippines who went to Thailand and “a witch who had prayed over a particular ring and asked for a spirit to come into it, and this Philippine girl was so attached to this ring, she had to buy it and all hell broke loose because she finally recognized what it was.”
Robertson said that when the girl bought the ring and came back to the Philippines "all hell broke loose."
“Can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes,” Robertson said, without citing a verse in the bible as back up. “But I don’t think that every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it.”
Robertson said the viewer’s mother was being “super cautious” and added: “Hey, it ain’t going to hurt anything to rebuke any spirits that happened to have attached themselves to those clothes.”
If the witch/ring story sounds a bit familiar, there is a witch named 'Maleficent' in the Disney animated film 'Sleeping Beauty,' who appears as a tall, slender, pale green-skinned woman who wears a gold ring with a large mysterious circular black stone in it.