Pat Robertson; not to be confused with Rob Pattinson of Twilight fame; says that watching Twilight will lead to demonic possession. This would have been better if it were punctuated with his fingers wiggling in the air to simulate how spooky it was. The famous, yet controversial televangelist, and voice of the 700 Club laid into Twilight Saga franchise.
This all officially started when Robertson was asked by a viewer on his CBN talk show whether watching the Twilight movies will lead to demonic possession.
“Yes, I think those vampire movies are evil. There are no vampires. The whole thing is demonic.
Surely this can’t be off the cuff and Robertson must have been somewhat prepared for this oration, because he goes on to add:
“And it may give you some kind of a thrill…a spooky supernatural, but it will open the door into the occult. And you don’t want to open any doors because you don’t know what kind of a demon’s out there who says, ‘So you opened the door, you gave me permission.’”
I guess with his hatred for vampires, I’m sure Robertson’s more a Team Jacob kind of guy.
According to Media Matters, Robertson’s also not a fan of the Harry Potter series, preferring his stories to contain a little bit more of Jesus allegory such as in The Chronicles of Narnia. Kids pointing sticks and saying made up words are bad. Kids working alongside creatures with cloven hooves to point real weapons at each other and wage warfare is good.
“Well, Narnia is different. It’s not glorifying magic and the occult,” said Robertson back in July, referencing to author J.K. Rowling and alleging “the lady who wrote Harry Potter, I understand, was deeply involved in some of the occult things.”
He noted that Harry Potter is also “dangerous…it is seductive.” Now he’s just getting creepy. I just pictured the old man from “Family Guy” saying that with his whistle like voice. If Harry Potter was dangerous because it was seductive, this must make Twilight by comparison a Rapture level threat.
How can 81 year old Robertson have any informed opinion about literature aimed at adolescent females? Probably because someone, far above him told him all this… Via prepared statements at what will get the best knee jerk reactions from a team of writers. This is the same thing as what Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh did in their own demographics, which is a bid to get attention. This is what happens when you realize that your career is sinking and you’re willing to do or say anything to remain relevant.
Robertson doesn’t really think Twilight is evil. He thinks it’ll just get him a little bit more attention before his time is up. This is the same guy that said:
“the feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
Yeah, it gets better. Robertson also said:
“Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It’s no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.”
I invoke Godwin’s law on the last one quote. So forget these kind of guys and let them fade away from your memories. They just want to annoy people in the most trivial ways possible so they can make a buck. Which brings me to my question.
Do you really want to know why Twilight is evil? It’s a reboot of Dazed and Confused, a movie about coming of age for teenagers. Now picture Edward the vampire with a mustache and mutton chops smoking a cigarette and saying, “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.” Twilight is a story saying that it’s okay to date high school girls no matter your age. Even if you’re 112 years old.