8:29 am - 10/25/2012

Lifetime Television To Debut Reality Show On Reverend Bob Larson, Excorcist

Reverend Bob Larson is the self-proclaimed "world's foremost expert on cults, the occult and supernatural phenomena." He has appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN's Anderson Cooper and beginning October 31, he'll have his own reality show on Lifetime which will document the work he's most famous for: exorcisms.

Larson claims that he has performed over 15,000 exorcisms and has written numerous books, like "Larson’s Book of Spiritual Warfare," which is "an encyclopedic reference about demons, the devil, and deliverance," and "Demon Proofing Prayers."

A clip of Larson's alleged exorcist handiwork (above) is now going viral. But this is no garden-variety demon purging. Oh, no! In this particular video, which was uploaded to YouTube on November 26, 2011 by a user named EpicGodMan, Larson supposedly comes face to face with a gay demon.

While presiding over a grunting, moaning, yet otherwise normal looking middle-age man, Larson commands, "I loose him from the curse of homosexuality…" and informs the audience of onlookers, "The worst thing in the world for filthy stinking sex demon to say is 'the holy spirit' -- they hate it."

After the man is "freed" of the demon, the video cuts to Larson addressing the camera and stating, "I pray in the name of Jesus for those who may be battling sexual feelings of lust and pornography and lesbianism and homosexuality… Amen." Viewers are then encouraged to call in and order a $59 three-video set to help them break "the six strongholds of Satan."

While we aren't convinced that the man was ever possessed in the first place (as one YouTube commenter brilliantly put it, "Did you see that shirt and the puffy vest? No way in HELL would a gay demon let his vessel dress [like that]. Uh-uh. Nope"), and found ourselves laughing out loud at the clip (oh the sick irony of a tag that reads "OnKneesForJesus" on a gay exorcism video clip), sadly, exorcism is not an entirely uncommon "tool" used by some churches to deal with gay people.

Earlier this week a North Carolina man alleged that he was held captive and abused by officials at his Church for four months after he told them he was gay. He also claimed that the abuse was part of an effort to "expel the demon" that caused his homosexuality.

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vehiclesshockme 25th-Oct-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
I generally find this type of thing interesting but I'm not here for this guy.

On a related note my aunt worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago for 30 years and she's friends with an exorcist. He's nice and likes Supernatural. Cool story bro.
handstil 25th-Oct-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
I also know someone who performs exorcisms and he does them wearing a tshirt and jeans and often orders pizza for the family afterward. Not exactly what Hollywood would like you to buy into. LOL
vehiclesshockme 25th-Oct-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
This guy won't say what he does exactly because he doesn't want my cousin to try and mess with anything but he's incredibly laid back. Not what you would picture at all as a church sanctioned exorcist lol
staticrebelle 25th-Oct-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered how exorcists channel God to perform exorcisms..and why normal people can't. I don't get it.
kellybsblover 25th-Oct-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
According to religious (Christianity) belief, normal people can if they are Christians. This according to my aunt who has performed exorcisims- I think this is what she explained to me anyways.
jazzypom you can 25th-Oct-2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Your faith has to be really strong. I think you have to be strong in body as well.

I remember hearing about someone casting out a demon from a girl at my Catholic school once, and we had to sit in the classes and pray.

Strange day that was.
handstil 25th-Oct-2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
I guess anyone could technically do it by saying the correct prayers/knowing the little rituals?
baboona 25th-Oct-2012 02:12 pm (UTC)

the jokes write themselves
kevonmartini10 25th-Oct-2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
I was possessed by a gay demon once, it was terrible
handstil 25th-Oct-2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
The most exciting possession to have! I mean, if you're gonna be possessed, it might as well be a good time.
screwhim 25th-Oct-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
well, i know i tend to say "oh god" and "jesus christ" and "holy sweet mary mother of god" whenever i'm having sex
sviibwhapp 25th-Oct-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Lawl @ the last line being bolded and underlined. That's because it is extra super important. I guess the first line of the post is not bolded and underlined because it is not extra super important.
karis_azura 25th-Oct-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
This will be a hot mess, one I'm not here for.

killetheth 25th-Oct-2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
totally here for that gif tho
poor kitty
aaronnyc89 25th-Oct-2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
where is this from?!?!?!?!
sassypirate 25th-Oct-2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
So..this is why there is no more Dance Moms: Miami?
nicenicegirl 25th-Oct-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
lbr that show was a mess, and not a good mess. it was boring.
la_petite_singe 25th-Oct-2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
In this particular video, which was uploaded to YouTube on November 26, 2011 by a user named EpicGodMan, Larson supposedly comes face to face with a gay demon.

I cannot wait until this is an SVU episode.
helgapataki 25th-Oct-2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
The John Safran vs God final with this guy was legitimately scary.

handstil 25th-Oct-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
the power of suggestion is an intense fucking thing. LOL those people who think horoscopes possess people. THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING.
purepulp 25th-Oct-2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
lol i remember this and me and my bff were like O_O the guy is a wacko. LMAO "you could have every demon on this planet in you" HAHAHA.
shining_starsxx 25th-Oct-2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Wtf? This guy is straight up cray.
robotpotatoes 25th-Oct-2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
i hope the gay demon is a bear... scruffy and rough.
ani_di_franco 25th-Oct-2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
dannyupshaw 25th-Oct-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
what level of reality am i supposed to be operating on
shining_starsxx 25th-Oct-2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Wtf at those videos. LOL at ~gay demons~

I got The Master flashbacks while watching some of these videos.

Edited at 2012-10-25 02:55 pm (UTC)
nicenicegirl 25th-Oct-2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
yes this is exactly what we need on television. someone exorcizing ~gay demons~ out of people

ngl i've always wanted to fuck with an exorcist and just pretend to be insane and then in the end be like "lol jk it was all a joke!!" and walk away.
elvenqueen86 25th-Oct-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
But what if it turns out it was a demon making you want to fuck with them? What if you're possessed right now, and just don't know it?!?!?
nicenicegirl 25th-Oct-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
i would keep the demon around, at least it's amusing!
ponpiri 25th-Oct-2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'm here for this guy, but I'm here for his show. I love reading about exorcisms.
mynamehere07 25th-Oct-2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
IDK, I've always been kind of skeptical of possessions and exorcisms.

But I really don't believe this guy, who runs around trying to "cure" people possessed by demons that make them gay.
emerging 25th-Oct-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
for real.
fauxparadiso 25th-Oct-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Someone deserves some pea soup thrown up in their face.
rinanina101 25th-Oct-2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
"I pray in the name of Jesus for those who may be battling sexual feelings of lust and pornography and lesbianism and homosexuality…

mend 25th-Oct-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
those gay demons are always ruining things!!!
ascot_gavotte 25th-Oct-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
this sounds like a m e s s but I'd still watch it tbh. The first video alone is killing me.

Edited at 2012-10-25 03:24 pm (UTC)
publicfrenemy 25th-Oct-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
being possessed by a gay demon sounds erotically fun. sign me up.
rewrittentime 25th-Oct-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
can i please be 'possessed' by a gay demon?
preferably one that looks like amber heard
war_machine_rox 25th-Oct-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Is it weird that I have no faith and yet possessions are one of the scariest things to me?

Not like this possession in the video because wtf? Lol but like, demons man.

Idk maybe it's the whole losing control of your mind and body that gets me.
gorlplz praying 4 da sinnaz25th-Oct-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
amazinggg <3

i think all gay demons should be exorcised

jesus is da only way yall †

ani_di_franco Re: praying 4 da sinnaz25th-Oct-2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
jeunelis 25th-Oct-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
The pirate demon inside of me is staying.
sandvich 25th-Oct-2012 04:23 pm (UTC)

I want to get on my knees and start pleasin' Jesus, I want to feel his salvation all over my face~
sillycucumber 25th-Oct-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
First thing I thought of.
the_wolski 25th-Oct-2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
recognitions 25th-Oct-2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
This guy is still around? I remember when he was complaining about Billy Idol videos.
brightstarmara 25th-Oct-2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
battling sexual feelings of lust and pornography and lesbianism and homosexuality…

Feelings of pornography? And why battle them when there is the internet. I am confused. But that might just be my FEELS OF LUST.

shining_lore 25th-Oct-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
mjspice 26th-Oct-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
What is this BS??
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