Gee, I wonder why.
Nobody is hotter on TV or at the box office than the devil. Whether you believe in him/her/it or not, you gotta give the red bastard his due because he rakes in the ratings and the cash. Realizing this, the Lifetime network(!) is bringing the world “The Real Exorcist” this Halloween.
That’s right, kids! Christ’s ultimate warrior, Reverend Bob Larson, will be doing his damnedest to get rid of the damned on Lifetime starting Wednesday, October 31st, at 11pm ET/PT.
So, I’ve seen this show pending to air for a very long time. It was originally a special that aired on SciFi channel (when it was still called that in 2008) but was picked up as a series by Lifetime. I wondered why it was taking so long to air.
About a week ago, I saw a video of Rev. Bob casting out a demon from a gay man. It was weird (as all exorcisms are) but did this imply that the demons were accountable for the ‘gay’? That wasn’t clear.
So tonight was the premier of Rev. Bob’s show. Now, we don’t think too highly of Rev. Bob and his band of teenage exorcists. So, I was not unhappy to hear the news by Rev. Bob himself that…
I’m still in a state of shock. Word of the cancelation reached me less than 30 hours before the show was to premiere. My agent was taken by surprise. The production company that filmed the show was stunned. We still don’t have all the answers, but here’s what we do know.
You’ve read my emails saying that for over a week our offices have been bombarded by incredibly obscene calls from homosexual activists. Someone from the gay community found a 14-year-old video of me casting a demon out of a man who mentioned being affected by homosexual desires. Though it wasn’t a “gay exorcism” as the activists proclaimed (the demon cast out was Anger), the facts were overlooked.
Rev. Bob goes on to say it wasn’t about the gay. And, he is probably right, the show perhaps didn’t even go there, that video was old. But Rev. Bob has baggage. The possible funniest quote on his blog was: “It is a sad day in America when those who yell the loudest prevail over reason.” Oh really? Like when you yell that this person is possessed. That’s reason? Lifetime is not above exploiting people but this may have been too weird for them. The Catholic Church frowns on making a spectacle of exorcism and Larson is not a reputable figure. I don’t know what happened to can the show but I can’t say I’m disappointed because there is hardly anything worse than someone going around telling everyone their problems are all caused by demons.