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Dr Choong-Siew Yong, who represents psychiatry on the AMA’s Federal Council, says saying someone was possessed could reinforce their delusions and stop them getting proper care.
Bob Larson, the sensationalistic and controversial ‘evangelist’ who has turned alleged exorcism into a cottage industry, is joining the ranks of such luminaries as Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, and Jessica Simpson as the star of his own reality TV show.
Mr. Larson admits it’s an unusual combination of spirituality and entertainment, saying he can envision fans “throwing house parties with pizza and popcorn” while they watch him command demons to depart from tormented souls.
Bob Larson said he has lived brutal scenes similar to those from the movie “The Exorcist” more than 10,000 times during the past 30 years.
An estimated 600 non-Catholic groups are now performing exorcisms, allegedly ridding people of their demons.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – CBS has given a pilot commitment to an exorcism-themed drama from “Joan of Arcadia” creator Barbara Hall and producer Joe Roth. The project, from CBS Paramount Network Television and studio-based Joe Roth Television, is inspired by the real-life experiences of Bob Larson, an expert on cults, the occult and supernatural phenomena. Through his ministry and what he calls Spiritual Freedom Conferences, Larson teaches “the principles of spiritual freedom” and the “many ways that demons attack human beings,” according to his Web site. Larson is the founder of an international fellowship of churches and has written
Globe-trotting minister has performed 6,000 exorcisms in 20 years The Rev. Bob Larson has been kicked, bruised, choked, and spit upon. His ribs have been broken, he has been scratched and bitten, and he’s received death threats. But Mr. Larson has not been deterred from his calling, which is casting out demons and helping people get back on the road to healing. The 61-year-old minister, who was in Toledo this week for a “Spiritual Freedom Conference,” said he has performed more than 6,000 exorcisms in 90 countries over the last 20 years. “I am ‘The Exorcist,’ ” he says frankly,
Larson holds ‘Spiritual Freedom Conference’ “You people are too uptight. Relax! It’s just an exorcism,” says the Rev. Bob Larson, stalking the crowd at the Clarion Westgate Hotel ballroom in Toledo in search of demons. The Denver minister known as The Exorcist walks around the room, microphone in hand, eyeing individuals in the crowd of 150, his spiritual antenna tuning in to unseen forces. “So, are you ready? Have you put up enough with the devil?,” he asks the crowd attending his Spiritual Freedom Conference, held Tuesday night. “Not everyone spits green pea soup and has their head rotate 360
Performing exorcisms and saving souls is just all part of a day’s work for American preacher Bob Larson, writes Jill Stark. It took six grown men to hold down a snarling John Safran when he underwent an exorcism on national television. In a skirmish of flailing limbs and gnashing teeth, the sardonic broadcaster seemed to succumb to forces beyond his control. It was disturbing viewing that visibly shook him and left his petrified camera crew praying for divine intervention. But was he really possessed by demons, or just the victim of a clever hypnotist? Safran, born Jewish and now an
Satan is alive and well in the Pasadena Sheraton’s Magnolia Room. “We got some seats right up front where the good stuff is,” offers Bob Larson, who is about to demonstrate a live exorcism before 150 people. “You can see the whites of the demons’ eyeballs up here.” Once the king of the Christian airwaves with his nationally syndicated radio show Talk Back With Bob Larson and his TV program In the Name of Satan, the holy warrior currently focuses his energies on casting out demons and raising DWJD (“Do What Jesus Did”) spiritual freedom teams. (“Not ‘What Would Jesus