MediaMattersby Eric Hananoki
In a regular segment for his 700 Club program, Pat Robertson answers viewer questions about "what it means to be a Christian." In them, Robertson regularly urges viewers to avoid entertainment "glorifying" the "occult" like Harry Potter, television shows like Medium and Ouija boards.
During a May "Bring It On" segment, a viewer wrote that "my pastor says we shouldn't read the 'Harry Potter' series because it contains magic. But how is that different from the Narnia series, which contain the same?"
"Well, Narnia is different. It's not glorifying magic and the occult," Robertson replied. "The lady who wrote Harry Potter [J.K. Rowling], I understand, was deeply involved in some of the occult things."
"You don't need to involve yourself in witchcraft, and the occult," Robertson later added. "It's dangerous. It will - it is seductive. It is seductive."