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The Daily Show Takes On Skype Exorcist

Via Jezebel:
First Williams talked to the Reverend Bob Larson, an evangelical who's amassed enough notoriety he's got a fairly fat Wikipedia entry. And now, he is ready and willing to cast out your demons via Skype exorcism. All he asks is a $295 donation to his ministry! "Skype is a great technology to stare down the devil, to go after him and kick him back to hell." But Father Gary Thomas—"America's top exorcist," according to CNN—disapproves. He told Williams that an effective exorcism demands an exorcist's presence. You need the eye contact, the human touch, the old-school IRL methods. But that doesn't mean Father Thomas is totally anti-tech. He informed Williams that he watched a YouTube video of Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance and he's preeetty sure he saw "a lot of demonic symbolism attached" to her dancing and her hand movements.

(Tipped by JMG reader WM)

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