The 700 Club did a story on Debra Gauthier, an “ex-gay” who tells a lurid tale full of witches, covens, demons and Satanic rituals. And she managed to escape all of this when she actually saw the demon inside her girlfriend while they were having sex:
Our ceremony was led by a gay male priest and a women priestess. We lit candles and performed cultic rituals, and I sensed the darkness around us. I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm…
In my pursuit of spirituality, I became more aware of the demonic realm and began to struggle with fear. I found myself blinded by my own darkness as I opened my soul up more and more to Satan, who masquerades as an angel of light.
As I got deeper into spiritualism, a gift of discerning spirits was activated in me. At the time I was dating Diana, a practicing witch whom I had met at a New Age conference. Diana introduced me to demon worship and a new level of darkness. One evening as she began to seduce me, my spiritual eyes were opened, and I saw the demon in her sneering back at me. It horrified me! I jumped up, quickly got dressed, and ran out of there. This was the beginning of the blinders coming off my eyes and the exposure of the present dark kingdom of which I was very much a part.
Whenever I hear stories like this, I’m reminded of Mike Warnke. He told similar tales of being a Satanic high priest and it was all nonsense. Carol Tavris discusses stories like this in her book and how people tend to wildly exaggerate how bad they were before their conversion experience. Fundamentalist audiences eat this kind of thing up, it’s like catnip to them.