Bob Larson, pastor and founder of Spiritual Freedom Church, and former host of "Talk Back with Bob Larson" always amazes me with the things he says and does. His antics and "training" of others to do what Bob does has even earned him the nickname "McExorcist". By now it should be clear that I refute his claim to be an exorcist since he cannot receive Holy Orders. Some have said that he can claim to be an exorcist based on his actually engaging in the Fundamentalist farce known as "deliverance ministry", which is to real exorcism what falling off a mountain is to professional skiing. To demonstrate this fact I want to share a video of Bob Larson performing one of his "exorcisms". The person who is the subject of Larson's sad demonstration is an actor. View this entry on him before watching the video:
Now that you know who he is, guess who apparently had no idea. That's right. Bob Larson. In a recent interview Larson was asked "So there is no way an actor could fool you?" And here is Larson's answer:
"I would know in a short period of time. I've had people try to fool me. For sick reasons, or just for curiosity, to see if they could. First of all, I am not going to do this in most cases unless I have profiled the person's history, and I have checked into their background. We don't take random people off the streets. And say, "Oh, we're going to do an exorcism." There is some factuality there. Secondly, you spend a fair amount of time on an exorcism. You don't just jump in, throwing around a bunch of holy water. And waving a cross. You ask a lot of questions. Anyone who is pretending wouldn't get very far, after a couple of hours of questioning." Complete Interview Here
Really? It appears that Larson's history speaks differently.
As the video demonstrates, Larson does not apply any of the historic tests or examinations of a valid exorcism. Of course, as he is not a valid exorcist and does not possess Holy Orders,and has not been mentored by a valid priest-exorcist he wouldn't know what these tests are. On a very basic level discernment is required for one to be a "real" exorcist. After viewing this I leave it up to my readers to determine if Bob Larson possesses that very basic spiritual gift. He certainly appears to have been fooled by an actor to me. What about you?