Who Knew Gay Devils Could Be Tamed So Easily?

LiveLeak has a video of a man who somehow gets possessed by a gay demon

I’m amazed that the devil takes instructions so well from Pastor Bob Larson

It might be funnier if it weren’t so damn serious. Far too many Christians believe in the devil and exorcisms for us to just blow this off as a fringe group to be ignored.

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  • http://twitter.com/dougphilips Doug Philips

    Holy crap…until I saw this I thought gay demonic possession was bullshit. 

  • Tainda

    Wasn’t he an extra on The Walking Dead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=553145445 Gordon Duffy

    Bobo the Beaverneck!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

     If this was a high school acting class I would give them both a FAIL.

  • Highlander

    On a different note, you may want to check out the city of Minneapolis today.  They appointed a new female openly lesbian police chief.


  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    For a while, the only way to control a gay demon was with whips and chains…. in a hot dark room, with hot candle wax.   Remember the safe word is “Beelzebub”    Where was I going with this train of thought… I don’t know.  Well, I’ll be in my bunk. 

  • Dan

    Walking Dead came to me immediately

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    Brian’s acting classes  have truly paid off.

  • C Peterson

    Not a chance. This guy isn’t a good enough actor to get a part as a walker.

  • MM

    For all the Evangelical/Fundamentalist talk about demons and such, in my 20+ years in the church I never heard of  anyone but Catholics doing exorcisms.  I think many Protestants treat it like the fabled “gifts of the spirit” or whatever…basically, it’s something that happened up through Pentacost or some other arbitrary time frame, but no longer happens.  Of course, this is an incredibly convenient way to explain why prophecy, healing, true tongues (Paul says they have to come with an interpreter), and demon possession (as described in the bible) don’t happen any more.  I think even Fundies who say shit like “Obama is demon possessed” don’t mean it in the traditional way…they really are saying that Obama (or whoever) has opened himself up to “demonic” influence.  So instead of demons jumping into peoples’ bodies and controlling them like cyborgs, they just whisper into our ears now and exorcism wouldn’t really do any good.

  • Gus Snarp

    What an awful piece of theater.  It is pretty frightening, though. I, for one, am terrified that I live in the same country as people who honestly believe this. They could be in the next cubicle for all I know.

  • Tainda

    Very true rofl

  • Tainda

    Ok, Jayne lol

  • Stev84

    Demons are basically the whole point of the Pentacostal church. It’s *huge* for them. Other Protestant sects also teach that demons exist, though they aren’t necessarily big on exorcisms

  • MM

     Ah, interesting.  I didn’t know that demons played such a prominent role for Pentacostals.  My church basically treated Pentacostals as weirdos because of the tongues issue, so I never got any exposure to the specific differences.  Like I said, my fundie church believed in demons of course, but their influence was basically seen as just that and not really “possession”.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I can say “holy spirit,” so I guess I’m free of filthy, stinking, sex demons.

  • The Other Weirdo

     Might be the funniest thing I’ve read today. LOL!

  • http://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

    I wonder if this drama was presented as just playing out a part for the congregation or whether it was presented as actually casting out demons right in front of them.  And shouldn’t you have some pigs nearby so the demons, once cast out, have somewhere to go?  Otherwise, the demon might infect someone else in the congregation.

  • ANNtast1c

    Bleh, I could only stand to watch about 30 seconds of this…too weird/sad/infuriating/painful to watch…

  • CelticWhisper

    Honestly, “gay devil” sounds like a compliment to me.

    “Larry, you gay devil, you.  Good show!”

  • jdm8

    The Pentecostal church that I grew up in didn’t call it exorcism. They did talk about casting out demons but it wasn’t any kind of special long ritual, just a couple sentences made up and said during prayer.

  • blessed Jim

    Have you watched Benny Hinn or Robert Tilton or WV Grant or Jimmy Swaggart? I think they all built their multimillion dollar TV ministries based on casting out demons.

  • Sue Blue

    Reminds me of a bad 1980s soap opera (Like ‘As The World Turns, The Stomach Churns’ and ‘Days of our Lives’…”As watery bile speeds through the ileum, so are the days of our hellish lives”), but even that shlock never got this lame.   You’d think gay demons could make this guy dress, shave, and act a lot more cool.     

  • Edmond

    An audience of fools under the spell of charlatans.  In other words, religion.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/atheist_tees The Godless Monster

    This is right up there with Manos: The Hands of Fate…

  • Theda1915

     Isn’t it just like wrestling?  People know…but they chose to play along?

  • Mario Strada

    Notice how savvy the demon was. He knew to scream and grunt only when given the microphone. Who knew they were so educated about proper use of audio devices?

  • JohnE_o

    Bob Larson has been doing this stuff since the 80′s.

    Looks like he hasn’t gotten any better at it.

  • http://www.flickr.com/groups/invisiblepinkunicorn Anna

    I read When God Talks Back a few months ago, and there is apparently a lot of talk about demons in Vineyard churches, too.


  • Slaqajack

    Are we sure that wasn’t the demon of constipation?

  • Octoberfurst

     This has to be the worst acting job I have ever seen. (And mind you I have watched several Chuck Norris movies!)  But what bugs me the most is that so many people believe nonsense like this.  In the end everyone was standing with their arms extended praying for poor old Brian as the big bad demon was being driven out of him. If I were there I would be laughing at them. Gullible fools all of them.

  • A3Kr0n

    I think I’d rather watch Wide World Of Wrestling.

  • Frank Rapp53

    Too bad he didn’t get possessed by an acting demon. I’d swear he started to grin and gave a quick glance at the camera to see if he’d been had at around the 3:30 mark.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CKQEXWUDO4UDPBRXPYVVIUOLFI Matt P

    So, I guess this means that being gay isn’t a choice after all.

  • ReadsInTrees

    Soo….is the consensus that this guy is acting, or could he genuinely think that he’s possessed by a demon and this is his weird trance-like reaction to everything?

  • http://twitter.com/catdumpling Cat MacKinnon

    it’s Bob Larson. given his long history with these sorts of antics, i’d be willing to bet the congregation thought it was real.

  • http://twitter.com/catdumpling Cat MacKinnon

    holy crap i’ve seen better acting at second-rate dinner theatres.

    …actually, now i kinda feel bad for comparing dinner theatre actors to the “possessed” guy.

  • Gus Snarp

    I wouldn’t count on it.

  • Antinomian

    The dreaded buttsecks demon strikes another gay hating fundie. It seems that the fundies are getting all the buttsecks  on these, the end of days…

  • http://twitter.com/ylaenna M. Elaine

    “Let me see your gay face!” “GRRRRR!”

  • http://twitter.com/ylaenna M. Elaine

     News like this make my day and give me hope for humankind. Thanks.

  • Mommiest

     He also had the same accent as his victim.

  • Anon

    Oh so THAT’s where the voice in my head come from. My gay demon.

    But since all she tells me is to eat chocolate, order pizza and have sex with girls, we get along quite well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.malate.9 Jimmy Malate

    They need better actors for the possesssed.