by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser
Editor’s note: This is from Bruce’s series ‘The Sounds of Fundamentalism’ and is too bizarre and funny not to share. Bob Larson nearly made it into popular culture a few years ago when one of the television network gave him his own reality show. The show was pulled and cancelled on the eve of broadcast after an outcry by the public.
Larson is a real piece of fundamentalist work, financially exploiting the desperate and the mentally ill under the guise of removing demons. His teachings have found a ready audience in the Quiverfull movement. For a mere ten bucks you can take a test at his site to determine if you are demon-infested. How much would you like to bet that ALL answers lead to a diagnosis of demon possession?
If you need a laugh after all this demon possession pondering please check out the posting of a random Christian accusing Bruce of making off some with mythical mega millions in wealth during Bruce’s years pastoring poor IFB churches – Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Fundamentalist Man Lets Bruce Gerencser Know What He Thinks of Him!
This is the one hundred and sixteenth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video advertising huckster Bob Larson’s super deluxe personal demon deliverance package. In the 1970s and 1980s, Bob Larson was quite popular among Evangelicals. I listened to his radio program almost every day. Larson’s gone on to live a scandal-filled life, but he still seems to be able to con people into giving him money. Elmer Gantry lives on in the life of Larson..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVMZUgmrJrk
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Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member, Bruce Gerencser blogs at The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser He writes from the unique perspective of having been a pastor for many years and having seen it all in churches. His journey out of being a true believer and pastor has been an interesting and informative one.
Bruce Gerencser spent 25 years pastoring Independent Fundamental Baptist, Southern Baptist, and Christian Union churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas. Bruce attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan. He is a writer and operates The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser blog. Bruce lives in NW Ohio with his wife of 35 years. They have six children, and eleven grandchildren.
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