The late comedian Robin Williams, who died from a tragic suicide earlier this month, has been attacked repeatedly by some Christian broadcasters who never met him.
Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson used Williams' death as a recruiting tool to get people to become Christians, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
“You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide like Robin Williams recently and you say, what is the deal with him? What happened?” stated Robertson. “Well, you see, the god of the heathen are idols and everything that you seek in life can ruin you unless that somebody is God himself.”
"He can fill your every need and you won’t want to commit suicide after you have come to him,” added Robertson.
Robertson failed to mention that Williams suffered from depression, like tens of millions of Americans, and had the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, reported Rolling Stone.
There were several suicides in 2013 by Christian pastors, noted Charisma News.
However, American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer took it one step further today and claimed Williams was "demonized" and “opened himself up to transformative demonic powers,” according to RightWingWatch.org (video below).
“I think the chances were very, very good that Robin Williams was demonized, that Robin Williams was afflicted, oppressed by demons, and that Robin Williams himself acknowledged that,” stated Fischer. “Was Robin Williams demon possessed? And the answer to that question, using the vernacular, is very likely, the answer to that question is yes.”
Someone who actually knew Williams, actor and comedian Billy Crystal, offered a tribute to Williams during Monday night's Emmy Awards broadcast.
However, that tribute included a clip of Williams placing a pink scarf around his head and joking, "I would like welcome you to Iran... Help me," which some people found racist, noted The Independent.