Deliver Us From Evil, the latest in a string of Hollywood projects inspired by belief in the demonic, is based on the experiences of a former police officer-turned-demonologist who says everyone born automatically becomes involved in a spiritual battle, whether or not they believe in God.
"I'm a messenger that's it. I'm not an angel. The word angel means 'messenger.' But I'm a human person and I just have this message and you can believe in it if you want. You don't have to. I don't really care," explains former New York Police Department Sergeant Ralph Sarchie in a behind-the-scenes video on how his work inspired Deliver Us From Evil.
Sarchie, who uses colorful language to explain what happens when one chooses to "expose the devil," as he describes his work, compares the negativity he would routinely encounter during his 18 years as a police officer to the negativity he is exposed to by the demonic during exorcisms. more >>
More than 20 members of the Westboro Baptist Church held a protest outside a concert by pop star Lorde in Missouri. It was the controversial group's first protest since the death of the founder, Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., even as counter protesters held up a sign saying "sorry for your loss."
The protest was held outside the Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City on Friday, KSHB reported.
The rival protesters wanted to send a positive message to the group that is known for picketing funerals and using the slogan "God hates fags." more >>
As many weigh in on the death of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, one of the controversial leader's children has stated that he will mourn for the loss.
Nate Phelps, one of Fred Phelps' 13 children, posted a public statement Thursday in response to the news of his father's death.
Since leaving the Westboro Baptist cult several years ago, Nate Phelps has been a strong proponent of atheism and an LGBT advocate. more >>
A New York-based satanic organization has announced plans to turn the founder of Westboro Baptist Church gay after he has died.
The Satanic Temple has stated that when Fred Phelps, who is presently in hospice care in Kansas dies, they will perform a "pink mass."
Lucien Greaves, spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, explained to the publication VICE that he promised to perform the pink mass for Phelps. more >>
Bizzle, a Christian rapper that recently made headlines for his response to Macklemore's "Same Love" expressed his opinion on rapper Jay Z's involvement with alleged secret society the Illuminati this week.
In an interview with hip-hop media outlet VladTV, Bizzle was asked what he thought about artists such as Rihanna, Jay Z and Kanye West being involved with it.
"I don't think he's down at a respected level," said the rapper regarding Jay Z. "If anything I would say [he's] a puppet. I don't want to say [it's definite], but that's what I believe." more >>
HBO's True Detective re-opened the discussion about satanic ritual abuse or SRA by depicting children suffering through these horrific practices in the show's storyline.
This lead to a media frenzy and the resurfacing of past stories that may have been used as inspiration for the plot of season one. Some publications mocked the allegations behind the practice including The Citizen, who blasted True Detective for its depictions of something close to SRA.
"True Detective is a brilliant, compelling drama but, like The Birth of a Nation, its plot depends on exploiting a massive distortion of the historical truth or, less demurely, on transmuting noxious lies about the past into art," wrote Paul Campos regarding the show's depiction of the occult. more >>