For several weeks now, we have been warning about the Jezebelic spirit behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week, we posted a video and an article documenting how Black Lives Matter leaders were literally calling on spirits of the dead (hat tip to Abe Hamilton at AFA), asking these spirits to rise up and empower Black Lives Matter's actions. Talk about the kingdom of darkness!
This past Sunday night, I joined California pastor Rob McCoy to talk about a range of issues leading up to the elections, including the true nature of the Black Lives Matter movement. This caught the attention of Right Wing Watch (RWW), a radical left-wing organization, which posted a full report on its homepage with a link on its Facebook page.
No comments are allowed on the group's homepage, but the comments on the Facebook page were quite revealing (Charismanews.com's protocol prohibits linking to that page).
The Facebook caption read: "Anti-LGBTQ activist and author Michael Brown calls the Black Lives Matter movement 'anti-Christ.' He says four more years of Trump will give the church time to usher in revival and awakening." (My actual words, which are quoted in the article on the Right Wing Watch homepage, were: "And four more years of Donald Trump's not going to save America. At best, that's a wedge in the door, where the church can really cry out to God, truly repent, truly engage in the Gospel, and usher in revival and awakening because that's the hope of the nation.")
But what followed next is what garnered the most attention. It was the header under the Facebook graphic, stating, "Michael Brown Says Black Lives Matter Calling Out Names of the Dead Is 'Witchcraft.'" This is what stirred things up.
As of this writing, of the 103 comments posted on Facebook, only two of them questioned the Black Lives Matter practice, while others were quick to justify it, comparing it to prayers to Jesus (who, in their eyes, is dead), to Roman Catholic prayers to the saints or to calling out the names of those killed on 9/11.
Here are some of the more passionate posts:
—When you make a racist lose his mind like this ;... you know Black Lives Matter supporters are doing it right!
—"Great Caesar's Ghost" he IS insane!
—So, fighting for equality is satanic now? If that's the case then I'm a Satanist.
—These morons should have to work real jobs, not just make up hateful [expletive] to sell to lunatics.
—Another [expletive] nut case. Where do they come from?
—Have you ever noticed that it's the most evil-minded bigots and cranks who call other people anti-Christ and witches? This guy's a total nut job.
So, calling on the spirits of the dead is perfectly sane and rational. Exposing the practice is insane and irrational. All clear!
Others posted homosexual comments too crude to repeat, while others attacked Christian practices (including Roman Catholic practices):
—But calling on God, Jesus or the Saints, all of whom are dead or made up, to intercede on one's behalf is religion! Got it.
—And talking to an invisible being in the sky and asking for favors is madness. So?
For others, it was time to bring up the infamous Salem Witch Trials, while other couldn't resist some of their own witchcraft humor:
—I bet he misses Salem and the Witch Trials.
—Well a hex on him.
—[Expletive]. You. Mikey. Brown! That was a Satanic spell to get Mikey to [obscene remark]. Did it work?
—Seriously? Is this clown so ignorant that he actually believes in witches, or is just another grifter playing to suckers who are that ignorant?
—Funny how fast Christians went from "love thy neighbor as thy self" to "kill all the witches" in a fascist heartbeat. Amazing what power and money does.
—Holdovers from medieval times. These people are the modern equivalents of those who thought burning at the stake saved heretic souls.
Others needed to be even clearer with their threats:
—Yeah pal, keep it up and they will be calling your name.
—Time to bring the lions back to the collisium [sic] for a buffet.
Not surprisingly, the last comment, calling for the lions to kill and eat Christians, was one of the most liked. And not surprisingly, based on the caption and headline, the readers, already quite hostile to Christian conservatives, assumed I was a racist and a fascist, someone who wanted to "kill all the witches." Isn't it remarkable how people can get worked up into a frenzy based on misinformation?
But that happens every moment of every day online, with people from all backgrounds, both fundamentalist and atheist, right wing and left wing, getting worked up and manipulated by misleading headlines and quotes. What is revealing here is the complete support for Black Lives Matter leaders who call on spirits of the dead. That I dare brand this as "witchcraft"—by which I meant invoking demonic forces for empowerment—was the great sin in their eyes.
Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter, or YouTube.
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