And you thought bringing home some bed bugs or a coat that smells like R. Kelly's sheets was your biggest thrift store concern. Turns out there are bigger demons at play, and those demons could be attaching themselves to your new garments—this confirmed by TV personality and minister Pat Robertson. He responded to this viewer's question:
"I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that I need to pray over the items, bind familiar spirits, and bless the items before I bring them into the house. Is my mother correct? Can demons attach themselves to material items? - CARRIE"
Well? "The answer is yes, but I don't think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it," says Robertson. So good—just some of the sweaters. He continues: "In a sense your mother is just being super cautious, so hey—it isn't gonna hurt you any to rebuke any spirits that might attach themselves to those clothes."