At this point, I can only imagine what some of the staff at the 700 Club must be thinking when Pat Robertson uncorks his latest bizarre bit of word salad. The latest was his statement that since drugs like cocaine and marijuana are plants, those who use them are “slaves to vegetables.”
“God gave you and me as human beings authority, he gave us dominion over everything on this Earth,” the TV preacher explained on Monday’s 700 Club. “Over all the animals, all the snakes, all the birds, all the plants, all the vegetables.”
“Cocaine is the product of a vegetable, alcohol is the product of a vegetable, marijuana is a vegetable,” he continued. “And yet, people are enslaved to vegetables. And you were made in the image of God. God made you in his image to reign and rule with him. He gave you incredible authority.”
“Why would you become a slave to a vegetable? Why? Why would you do it.?
Robertson said that he had “seen a lot of stuff” in his lifetime so he understood that people had a lot of problems, “but God Almighty can deliver you from the bondage of your addiction.”
“Your slavery to vegetables, he can set you free,” he insisted.
Okay, seriously. Can we put Robertson into a home and feed him tapioca pudding? The man has lost what little mind he ever had.