Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trio of teen exorcists heading to England to battle the forces of Harry Potter.

(Okay one of the young ladies is twenty, but the other two ARE teens.)

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

A trio of Arizona “exorcists” has ventured to England to fight what it describes as the endorsement of satanic elements in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series. 

“Harry is using this magic for good,” 18-year-old Brynne Larson explains in video posted by the Daily Mail on Monday. “So here we have the dangerous idea that you can use this magic for good or bad. When in reality, all magic is bad ’cause you’re getting your power from Satan.” 

Larson and friends Tess and Savannah Scherkenback will be profiled in a BBC special on Friday discussing both their longtime friendship and their training by Larson’s father, Rev. Bob Larson, who claims to have performed 15,000 exorcisms. 

The BBC reported that Bob Larson asks for donations of $200 for each exorcism. The three girls claim in the video that the popularity of Rowling’s books marked the culmination of a rise in occult activity in England. 

“The spells and things that you’re reading in the Harry Potter books, those aren’t just something that are made up,” 18-year-old Tess Scherkenback says. “Those are actual spells. Those are things that came from witchcraft books.”

The spells in Harry Potter books are NOT made up? Well that would certainly be news to J.K Rowling, who worked so hard to invent her own word combinations for her books.

This is clearly yet another bizarre pitch for reality show fame by a gaggle of giggly girls promoted by Rev. Bob Larsen, a well known charlatan.

However the Fundamentalist freakout over the Harry Potter books is all too real.

As I watched the video up above I thought t looked strangely familiar. And indeed it did.

Personally I have always thought that the main irritation by the Christian community when it comes to the Harry Potter books is that children scrambled to read them, and they they supplanted the Bible as the most popular book. And why not? After all they are better written by far, and the allegorical lessons are much easier to understand.

But what they don't teach us is how to perform actual magic. And only an imbecile would think otherwise. Or, a trio of imbeciles.


  1. angela4:09 AM

    What embarrassments.

    Are we in the U.S. going to become known all over the world as complete idiots who try to exorcise demons out of fictional characters and the people who read about the fictional characters?

    Fifteen thousand exorcisms--eh? Larson should be jailed!

    1. Leland7:50 AM

      Too late! We already are known for that idiocy!

      I agree about Larson, however.

    2. Anonymous8:09 AM

      They should just stay here and go after all the "Prayer warriors" saying "impreccatory" prayers!

      That is "Black magic" if I ever saw it! Wishing evil on others? In Witchcraft, that is NEVER done.

      There might be protection rites, but Sarah Palins mentor Mary Glazer Brags about "Praying to death" Mother Theresa!!! (look on talk2action)

      That is evil Black magic! Stop the plane and send them to Alassska!!!!Joel's Army and Mary Glazier Sarah's AOG prayer warriors need next exorcists!

    3. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Mary Glazier and Sarah Palin witch hunters in Alaska

      Praying Mother Theresa to death....How fucking evil is THAT?

    4. Anonymous8:17 AM


      "In 1995, Mary mobilized a prayer network for Alaska's prisons and began experiencing spiritual warfare as never before. She had received word that a witch had applied for a job as chaplain of the state's prison system... Mary recalls, "As we continued to pray against the spirit of witchcraft, her incense altar caught on fire, her car engine blew up, she went blind in her left eye, and she was diagnosed with cancer."

      How EVIL is that?
      And these bitches from AZ? Wanna bet they are connected to Ms WaSyphilis?

    5. Anonymous8:30 AM

      On Bob Larsens Wiki page his "church" affiliations are missing?

      And he's done this 3 teens exorcist crap before.
      First with his daughter and whom else?

      Is HE a pedo? He is a fraud for sure and a grifter and you know he is Sarah's friend! I'm just shocked PiperDiaper wasn't in the group!

  2. Anonymous4:15 AM

    The problem is not reading those books; the problem is Reading. by enticing their children to read, the Harry Potter series threatens the very foundation of fundamentalist christianity, IGNORANCE.

  3. Anonymous4:47 AM

    Oh for crying out loud! Time to play Pin the Tail on the brainwashed home schooler with the picture.

    1. Leland7:51 AM

      Not possible.

      Why? They're not showing us their tails in the picture!

      Besides, I would venture to bet they would say that only satan's henchmen have tails!

    2. Anonymous10:09 AM

      They are overall asses - so anyplace you hit is fine.

  4. Anonymous4:51 AM

    Wait, don't I remember a tv show about three attractive young women who fought evil demons? Oh, yes. Charmed, and they were witches. Hmmm. What are they going to call their reality show, Bob's Angels?

    1. Anonymous8:09 AM

      I loved Charmed! Still do!
      Great show!

  5. LisaB25954:54 AM

    I've always thought this was the dumbest idea. Seriously, if any kid got into Wicca because of Harry Potter, they'd be bored to tears.

    And frankly, I hear what a lot of evangelicals preach---particularly the prosperity gospel---and wonder how is their plan to control God any different?

    1. Seems like believing in exorcism counts as believing in

  6. Anonymous5:55 AM

    It makes perfect sense. 15,000 exorcisms = $3,000,000.

  7. Boscoe6:02 AM

    Tell me, to extremist christians, when has ANYTHING that became massively popular NOT been "the work of Satan"?

    The Beatles, the Smurfs, you name it, it teaches "occultism". I used to have a hilarious documentary on tape where two idiots pointed out how every single thing your kids like is just rife with satanic corruption. Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles? SATAN! Rainbow Bright? SATAN!

    1. Anonymous12:30 AM

      You forgot the Teletubbies. Tinky Winky was so obviously trying to corrupt the minds of all those three year olds with his satanic gay agenda.

  8. Anonymous6:05 AM

    I don't think the trio will get to far with the British. I'd block them at the border if I were in charge. No one, and I mean no one, outside the US deserves this kind of idiocy. I wonder what J. K. Rowling has to say about the trio from Arizona. She might suggest that they should try reading the books first!

    1. Leland7:53 AM

      Aw nuts! Even WE don't DESERVE it!

    2. Anonymous10:11 AM

      Yep, teh U.K. has blocked the WBC, turn'em back - without a plane or a map,please.

  9. Balzafiar6:54 AM

    So they're coming from Arizona, eh? Why not save on travel expenses and just fight the Satanic force that lives in, oh, perhaps... Scottsdale?

    (Teen_Ditz * 3) + Religion = Brainwashed

  10. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Not these freaks again!

    Girls, watch the movie "Saved" again, and this time, don't root for Hilary Faye. She's not the film's hero.

  11. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Why give this project any coverage? It's as crazy as the John Birch Society and the Alaska Independence Party that only thrived in dark corners and preached to their own - but with the internet - characters like Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, a platform and supposed notoriety they don't deserve.

  12. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Hot damn! Attractive young ladies of faith on a mission!

    Bristol, even as an un-churched born-again virgin, falls even farther down the line of good, clean, white American Christian eligible women.

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Tebow has his pick.

  13. hedgewytch7:35 AM

    I must not be doing that darn Aloha Mora spell - I just can never get that door opened!

    See what happens when you don't learn critical thinking skills?

  14. Anonymous8:02 AM

    It's Americans like this that make me use my Canadian passport when traveling.

  15. Anonymous8:04 AM

    So, they can't trust that God's message will prevail over wicked demonism, but have to travel to England to get themselves noticed?

    Either Harry Potter is a tool of the devil, and the rest of us will learn that and reject it.

    Or, he's just a juvenile fictional character who God will be able to overcome and ignore, since God is all-good and everywhere, while Harry Potter is just in a few books or in terrible, unwatchable movies.

    Either one believes in God's strength, serenity and power, or one thinks that a popular children's book series is stronger than the power of God.
    These dames clearly have made a choice.. The wrong one. But they got themselves noticed, and a trip to England in the bargain.

    What a tale of ignorance and cupidity.

    1. Anonymous10:14 AM

      Or, God is just a fairytale, and Harry Potter is a popular fictional character who will run it's uber popular course and become a topic on exams and retain a place in teh language - see, Tim, Tiny; Ahab Captain; Marty, Spin and....

  16. Leland8:07 AM

    A little logic here.

    Let's say those three were able to go back in time to, say 1500 AD and they were even dressed appropriately. Let them strike a match in front of witnesses and see how fast they are burned at the stake as witches!

    Magic is simply something one doesn't understand.

    "Drawing fire" from two rocks being struck together. Throwing a light switch. Lighting a match. Turning the handle on a faucet and getting water. Watching moving pictures on a screen. Seeing simulacrums of ourselves on a TV screen. Hell, MOST of what we take for granted today is "Magic" - or would have been considered such at some point.

    I am sad to say that when HP was at his most popular, we actually had a few people in my home town who held a book burning.

    I am NOT sad to say that hundreds showed up and EVERY LAST ONE OF THOSE HUNDREDS were there to jeer and laugh at those wanting to do the burning. Not one book was burned because they were so embarrassed by the reaction.

    Those girls are "under the spell" of a con man! Or in complete league with him for the money. Or both.

    And I would bet he selected them for two reasons: Their looks and their brains (or at least, their LACK of brains!).

  17. Anonymous8:39 AM


    Exorcists = $3,000,000
    J.K.rowling = $1,000,000,000 and growing

    The exorcists picked the loosing side, methinks

    1. Anonymous9:12 AM

      Meh..all I see are three(3) future 'stars' to whom I'll be required to provide a credit card number to see more of.

      Blatantly apparent.

  18. Anonymous9:23 AM

    So young. So pretty. So full of themselves. Such delusion.

    I am wondering what is next for these people after their personal high withers and dies.

    I guess they will need to consult WGE for how to prolong their fifteen minutes.

    I wonder if they will be embarrassed when they are older and...wiser?

    The do look like they are on a high.

    Coming down is a bitch.

    The B.

  19. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Actual spells? And how do these good Christian young ladies know what's in 'witch books?' Does Daddy have a collection that they consult before attending his exorcisms? I'm sure these three will be officers in their college's Young Republicans hate groups...or are they all at Liberty U, where nothing of value is taught, and Jerry Falwell is their hero. I don't know for sure, but these three look like trouble brewing.

  20. Anonymous11:08 AM

    OMG, "actual spells???" They derived from Latin roots or other languages. Remus Lupin is a werewolf, you don't say? Like the "lupine" variety of wolf? Shocking. Sirius Black turns into a black dog? "Sirius" like the "Dog Star?" Shocking.
    They're probably reading too far into a quote by JK Rowling, when she said, "Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means 'let the thing be destroyed.' Originally, it was used to cure illness and the 'thing' was the illness, but I decided to make it the 'thing' as in the person standing in front of me." So she used "kadavra" like "cadaver" ("latin for "corpse"). But even then, to read so far into "abracadabra" and claim that's how you KNOW the rest MUST be real spells?
    That aside-- isn't the Vatican the only group that can actually deem someone an exorcist? I mean, you can go to college for demonology (frankly none of these girls seem old or intelligent enough to have a degree in anything, much less demonology), but to actually be a licensed exorcist you need to be a Roman Catholic Priest and be a member of the International Association of Exorcists.
    Now, mind you, I'm an atheist. But I do know the power of the human mind and a LOT of people truly believe this stuff (I had a friend in college who swore up and down her apartment's closet was haunted "because of the Middle Eastern couple upstairs" and had her priest father come and bless the place). For these girls to try and capitalize off others' beliefs and make something that is supposed to be serious work into something that looks more like a stylish teen movie is really offensive. I'm surprised the "real" exorcists haven't spoken out against them yet. This is beyond ridiculous.

  21. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Does Bobby approve...?

  22. Anonymous11:51 AM

    This doesn't even deserve a comment.

    Their own made-up Crusade.

    Get fucking jobs and try and help someone for real!


  23. Anita Winecooler5:43 PM

    Three overly made up chick exorcists on a mission from God, who go to church, watch a priest cast a spell on bread and wine, then EVERYONE partakes of ritual cannibalism because they "believe" it's Christ's body and blood.
    Sounds a little like the kettle calling the pot black.

    Would make a fantastic "Will it float?" segment on Letterman.

  24. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Another ringing endorsement of Arizona as one of the most stupid, F-d Up places on Earth. I'm sure the Brits will piss their knickers laughing at these dipshits.


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