An elderly viewer wrote to Pat Robertson on the 700 Club saying that her husband has serious medical problems and they are on a very limited income, asking if it was okay to spend money they give to the church for medical expenses instead. Robertson, of course, said no, that if you tithe you wouldn’t have medical problems.
The absurd thing is that this very person disproved his claim. She said she’s been tithing regularly since she was a child and she and her husband have consistently tithed, yet her husband is sick. This is Pat Robertson’s idea of health care, just give your money to God — that is, to Robertson — and you’ll never get sick. And the fact that everyone who tithes sometimes gets sick is magically whisked away. As usual, religion is immune to facts.