A Dane in Spain is casting out demons that cause autism

A Dane in Spain is casting out demons that cause autism May 7, 2016

People in Barcelona have been warned to steer well clear of a lunatic evangelical group founded in Denmark by Torben Sondergaard, above, which is staging several ‘spirituality seminars’ this weekend in in the city.
The warning, according to this report, was sounded by Ireland’s Fiona O’Leary, of the group Autistic Rights Together (ART) who herself has two autistic children. She said that Sondergaard’s “The Last Reformation” outfit is:

Really dangerous. They are terrifying vulnerable people and autistic children by telling them they are possessed with demons. They believe they can free the demons from your body by administering baptism. They refer to it as being ‘delivered’ or ‘set free’.
They seem to target vulnerable people; many people with serious conditions are being targeted by The Last Reformation.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that cannot be cured but sometimes parents are not receiving the proper support they need and they can be taken in by groups like The Last Reformation.”
They also claim they can ‘cure’ gay people, it is truly horrendous what this group are doing.

Sondergaard claims to have driven demons out of a nine-year-old autistic child in Australia.
The group’s activities in Barcelona include performing “miracles” and healing the sick on the streets, according to its seminar programme.
Sandergaard said that the his three-day event in Barcelona was open to everyone.

We don’t ask for money. But we welcome donations because we have to pay for the venue. Those that can make a donation.
It is a three day course to teach people how to heal, how to pray and how to cast demons out. Demons are with us as much as they were two thousand years ago when Jesus walked among us.

O’Leary, above, added:

Spaniards should be very wary of The Last Reformation and I strongly advise people against attending these dangerous workshops. The Last Reformation are touring the world with their brainwashing scam and I am told that there are already 400 people attending at their workshop in Spain.
The Church needs to address this issue also as these cults are abusing and lying to vulnerable people in the name of God.

In other Spanish news, is it reported here that the University College of Barberán and Collán (Colegio Mayor Universitario Barberán y Collán) staged an exorcism seminar on Thursday.
The seminar, called “The Evil” and led by Father José Antonio Fortea, above, author of such works as Summa dæmoniaca – a treatise on demonology which includes a manual for exorcists –  covered:

The fields related to the devil, exorcisms, being possessed and hell.

Attendance by the college’s  196 students – all members of military families – was said to be “obligatory”.

The college receives funding in two ways: from monthly fees from the students, and through a subsidy from the Defence Ministry.
Hat tip: Peter Sykes (College seminar report)

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  • Broga

    Sick, destructive, dangerous, power hungry, sadistic, superstitious bastards.

  • barriejohn

    All mental illness is caused by demon possession; the Bible tells us that. Why is Justin Welby not clearer about this? If he was organizing more exorcisms, like his beloved brethren in Africa, he would be bringing great blessing to many people’s lives and saving the health service millions of pounds!

  • barriejohn

    I wonder whether Mr Welby read this author’s Church Times article:
    Liberal, intelligent, rational culture can’t be doing with any of this. Nor can liberal, intelligent, rational Christianity. It looks to mental illness for an explanation. But there is another parallel world view that whilst it reflects much that is medieval and earlier, claims the same experiences and the same conclusions. Most of us have a bogey group that we mistrust and dislike. For a lot of Europeans it is right wing American fundamentalism. But when some of their experiences are replicated by Twentieth century Italian monks like Padre Pio; or Polish nuns like Sister Faustina; and so the list could go on, to include even me; then one has to ask whether or not our rationalistic suppositions are just as much a causality of our own culture and its prejudices and blinkers as the outlooks we have decided are unacceptably primitive or odd.
    Woo! Woo!

  • AgentCormac

    Sorry, going to go OT again – but I thought the following article in today’s Freethinker Bulletin, which is about an Israeli man who petitioned for a restraining order against God, claiming the Almighty has been particularly unkind to him over the years, was just fantastic. I particularly love the very last sentence.

  • What are these Christians advocating that is not found in the Bible and in thousands of years of Christian practice? Not a thing. They are not extremists, they are not distorting the teachings of their faith. This is normal, average, traditional, scriptural Christianity.
    It is also a cruel set of lies that increases the amount of suffering in the world.
    All “good Christians” who pretend otherwise are the ones who make these cruel idiots possible.

  • 1859

    The Dane in Spain preys mainly on the Lame.
    You are possessed, we are obsessed
    With Bucks on the Brain.

  • 1859

    And as for sweet Father Jose Fortea he looks too much like Golem for me to trust him – I can just see him suddenly snarling at me, grabbing my hand and trying to bite off my finger! No way…

  • Exorcism should be banned legally. http://www.miraclesceptic.com/exorcism.html

  • Lucy1

    One of my many objections to this is that the autistic children, in particular, are probably not giving their consent to this evil crap.

  • Disciple

    Most of the pastors, priests and leaders today in churches are far away from what bible teaches. Its all about religious rules amd mens traditions and thats why they donts see power of God in their “buildings with cross” – its a big money machine today!
    People who go to church are seeking God and relationship promised in the bible but they are led away from the truth by leaders, laying bigger burdens on their backs without moving a finger to help them.
    Jesus came to give us freedom and relationship but man took it and made it in to Religion and thats why so many hate this today. People are deceived.
    Bible clearly says:
    Mark 16:17-18
    [17] And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; [18] they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
    Most of the churches on this earth dont practice what we read in the bible! This is why it is crazy for someone when they hear that somebody with autism was made well by the power of Jesus. It should be normal in every church and it would save billions of pounds / euros if we would come to God for healing.
    This is only Mrs Fionas oppinion and it doesnt mean its True.
    Most of people talk like this today because they never went and took some time to study it, read it and see it for themselves! And when you just take everything what others say and believe it, is called brainwashing. Blind leading blind.

  • Cali Ron

    It is impossible for anyone to follow the bible because it has many interpretations,is filled with contradictions, was written by men and there’s no proof it has anything to do with a god that can’t be proven to even exist.
    Only the deluded or indoctrinated believe. All religions were created by man, same as God.

  • mare

    Are the autistic healed in the name of Jesus? If so, what is the complaint? If not, expose the group for misrepresentation. All I have heard thus far is that atheists are upset because trust in God is involved. Would it be better for your kid to not be healed so you can continue to be an unbeliever? This is a very easy thing: either prove the healings are bogus and not of God, or receive with gladness the healing of your children.