Brynne, 17, is the leader of the pack, the one the others call the “enforcer.” She is home-schooled and a regular on the beauty pageant circuit. Savannah, 20, is known as the “compassionate one,” a college student who likes to shop. Finally, there’s Tess, “the middle man” because the others say this 17-year-old can play both good and bad cop. She also performs in local musicals.
“There is a war going on every day, being waged against us,” Brynne said. “Satan hates us. We know how the enemy is, we know what he’s attacking and we can fight back.”
Their teacher is Brynne’s father, the Rev. Bob Larson, who says he has performed more than 10,000 exorcisms in the last 30 years.
Larson claims that 50 percent of the population is probably affected by demons in some way and his girls are the front line of defense. Armed with crosses, Bibles and holy water, the girls summon the demon within the subject, and then the demon apparently takes over the person’s body. Brynne said she can tell when someone is demonically possessed when she looks into his eyes.
Tip: Richard Tubman
*Facepalm* This is ridiculous and unethical. Exorcism is trendy. These girls (and their Rev. Dad) seem to get a real jolt out of thinking they are some sort of super heros for Jesus, battling demons. But, they are doing harm. Serious harm. In what way are these kids qualified to address the severe mental issues people experience? Oh, it’s OK, they said, their Dad is with them (also not qualified as a mental health professional). In addition to any rational person pausing at the thought of this, even the Roman Catholic church doesn’t appreciate it.
Oh, and the family charges for their service, of course.
UPDATE (6-Apr-2012) Here is a video of Larson along with Joe Nickell. Larson’s show The Real Exorcist never made it through a whole season. Now, he is looking for a reality show for his kids. He’s a real do-gooder, isn’t he?