Pat Robertson, meet Robert Pattinson.
When asked by a viewer on Thursday's episode of his CBN talk show whether watching the Twilight movies will lead to demonic possession, the controversial televangelist couldn't resist offering up a stark warning to fellow evangelicals interested in joining Team Edward or Team Jacob.
"Yes, I think those vampire movies are evil. There are no vampires. The whole thing is demonic," the 81-year-old Robertson said regarding delivering them from the Hollywood franchise.
But the Prophet of Doom didn't stop there.
Added Robertson: "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.'"
Did you get that, Twi-hards? Following the bloodsucking romance between Edward and Bella on the big screen just might land you a starring role in your very own real-life sequel to The Exorcist.
But don't worry Twilight fans. You've got company in Hell as this isn't the first outlandish claim made by the right-wing preacher.
Per Media Matters, Robertson's also no fan of the Harry Potter series, telling devout followers last summer that unlike The Chronicles of Narnia—which has
God'sthe 700 Club's seal of approval—author J.K. Rowling's lightning-scarred boy wizard is equally dangerous to Christian values in his opinion.
"Well, Narnia is different. It's not glorifying magic and the occult," Robertson said back in July, alleging that "the lady who wrote Harry Potter, I understand, was deeply involved in some of the occult things."
He noted that Harry Potter is "dangerous…it is seductive."
This coming from the pastor who once said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for America's policy of legalizing abortion and suggested the 2010 Haitian earthquake disaster happened because the country's founders had "made a pact with the Devil" when they rebelled against their French slave owners in the 1800s.