It’s Almost Always “Mary” on The 700 Club Show
I watch The 700 Club TV almost every single day. I don’t know why. I just do.
There’s this part on the show where Pat Robertson and his co-host will pray for people in the audience.
Pat Robertson will sometimes call the person by name.
He might say, “And Hank… there is a ‘Hank’ out there asking for a healing from cancer.”
I’ve noticed that almost any time Robertson prays for a woman or a girl, he almost always says her name is “Mary” (or occasionally “Marie” or “Maria”), but it’s almost always “Mary.”
Today’s show was no exception.
When he prayed for someone in the audience, he said something like, “There is a five year old girl watching, I think her name is Mary, and she is upset that blah blah blah and is praying that God will help her with yada yada yada….”
I stopped listening closely after he mentioned her name.
About a week ago, Robertson was praying for someone in the audience, this time, it was an adult woman.
I can’t remember what the prayer was about, if it was for a healing or financial help, or whatever, but he said, “And there’s a woman named Mary, and she is praying for blah blah…”
In the past few years, I’ve heard him use “Mary” as the name of the person on his show.
I realize that “Mary” is a popular name, or once was at some point, but it seems almost every time I watch this show and Robertson prays for a woman (or a girl), he always says her name is “Mary.”
What is up with that?
Why does he never direct the prayer to women or girls named
- Hannah, Becky, Tiffany, Amber, Britney, Sandra, Julia, Roberta, Peg, Marge, Christine, Rosa, Teresa, Eva, Patricia, Gabriela, Susanna, Katie, Robin, Heather, Sam, Nicole, Linda, Jackie, Bonnie, Edith, Ellen, Monica, Paige, Lois, Jill, Erin, Alicia, Geraldine, Clara, Rhonda, Gail, Wanda, Lisa, Gloria, Joyce, Ruth, Janet, Kathleen, Amy, Melissa, Brenda,
and I could go on and on?
Then you have more unusual names, like parents naming their daughters “Nutella” or “Shanequa.”
There are other names besides “Mary.” But Robertson almost always goes for “Mary” at prayer time on his show.