Pat Robertson suggested on the 700 Club today that a female viewer may have brought an "unclean spirit" or "demonic presence" into her home because she allowed a Muslim to stay with her, after he was kicked out of his house by his dad.
The woman, “Kimberly,” wrote: "I told him he could stay with us. He was very thankful and polite when he stayed with us. I learned he was a Muslim and was praying to Allah in my home. I was okay with it, but one day I felt an evil presence while cooking in my kitchen" (video below).
"I told my visitor that he had to leave, go home, and resolve his own issues," continued Kimberly. "But I feel horrible, like I violated Matthew 25:45-46. Did I do the right thing? I don't feel like I should only extend charity to other Christians."
Matthew 25:45-46 quotes Jesus as saying, "Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
Before those verses, Matthew 25:44 also quotes Jesus: "Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?"
According to RightWingWatch.org, Robertson replied, "No, it doesn't mean you have to only extend charity to Christians, but that doesn’t mean you have to bring an unclean spirit into your home.”
“If somebody in truth is worshiping some sort of a demonic presence then that will pervade your home and, no, you don’t offer hospitality to something like that,” added Robertson. "I don't understand what's happening, you said you felt a presence, some of these things are very subjective and it's hard to say, 'Yes, this was or this wasn't'. But we don’t have to offer hospitality to a coven of witches, for example, you don't have to do that.”