Trendy teen activity – exorcism

Teen Girl Exorcism Squad: Three Arizona Girls Claim to Cast Out Demons

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?

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  8 comments for “Trendy teen activity – exorcism

  1. Mike S
    April 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    how apropos this is happening in Arizona- they are quickly becoming the most backwards state in the Union. And that’s saying something with stiff competition like Alabama and Mississippi.

  2. Bryan
    April 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    This is typical of the way Bob works.
    Another great example of his unethical practices:
    http://www.karenstollznow.com/Karen_Stollznow/Home/Entries/2010/8/1_Theres_no_such_thing_as_a_freeexorcism.html

    • April 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

      This is horrifying. Larson disgusts me.

  3. Scott Godlewski
    April 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Great. Just another reason to be ashamed of being an Arizona resident.

  4. April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I know I’ve read about this group before.

    Regardless, I’ve already predicted on these pages that the fast slide of our political culture would have us very shortly condemning other people as demons in very short order.

  5. April 5, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    If it is good enough for Bobby Jindal, the man that brought Creationism to Louisiana, it’s good enough for everyone, right?

    http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/06/bobby_jindals_dance_with_the_d.php

  6. April 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Interesting…
    http://www.skeptictank.org/files//atheist2/larson.htm

    Was once an “anti-rock” crusader (no surprise) and his fundraising techniques and writings are questioned.

    I can find that in 2007, his ministry made $1.2 million in revenue and expenses were only $40K so, it’s doing well. Plus, he HAD a TV show, wrote some books and now is trying to get his kids into TV. He’s quite a bit about profiting. http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/23-7162555/bob-larson-ministries.aspx

    Actually, I can’t buy for a minute anyone who thinks someone is possessed by real demons or that Satanism is a threat is operating in reality. The evidence is JUST not there. Never was.

  7. April 7, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    “Reality” doesn’t matter much if you have power.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuliano_Mignini

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