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Neo-Pentecostal E-Mail Blames Weak McCain Performance on Obama’s Occult Links

Dark Christianity draws attention to a curious email, supposedly from Jim Bramlett:

Dear friends:THIS IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS.

Minutes ago I spoke with friend Dr. Norman G. Marvin, M.D. and he is so concerned at what he has learned about Barack Obama’s family in Kenya that he is calling a special prayer meeting in his home to pray against the witchcraft curses attempted by them against John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Dr. Marvin sent me the below e-mail from Flo Ellers. Flo is credentialed with the International Fellowship of Ministries which is based in Washington State. She is also a member of EndTime Handmaidens and Servants of Jasper, Arkansas.

IF YOU KNOW HOW TO DO SPIRITUAL WARFARE, PLEASE PRAY TODAY AND CONTINUALLY THAT ALL SUCH CURSES BE BROKEN AND SATAN’S PLAN FOR AMERICA BE DEFEATED, IN JESUS’ NAME. PRAY AND COVER MCCAIN AND PALIN WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO SPIRITUAL WARFARE, IT IS TIME YOU LEARN!!!”

and:

“Bree Keyton went and visited Obama’s tribal people and she found out Obama is 75% Arab and his family are Muslims. Odinga is strill trying to become the President of Kenya. If he does, he will make a law forbidding all public preaching and institute Sharia Law. Bree K. said Odinga has made a pact with satan.

Bree K. also said when Obama visited his tribe in ’06 and as late as Jan. ’08 he went to every elder’s home which has a “shrine” inside to worship the genie and asked for their blessing. She was told Obama and Odinga were both “destined” before they were born to be president/leader of their nation. They say “he is the chosen one”. She said Obama’s grandmother sacrificed a black and a white chicken to the “goddess of the river” so both whites and blacks will vote for Obama. All Islam loves and worships Obama. The world is mesmerized by him. Oprah’s 200 million followers are out to elect Obama. Also, Dick Morris of Fox News was sent to Kenya to help Odinga run his campaign! I find that unbelievable.

The occultists are “weaving lazy 8’s around McCain’s mind to make him look confused and like an idiot”. Bree K. said we need to break these curses off of him that are being sent from Kenya.”

So who are these characters? Bramlett is an associate of Pat Robertson and the late Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ; he has been preaching that “we are in the the last days” for nearly forty years now. Norman G. Marvin is an exponent of “glyconutrients” (Corpus Callosum casts a sceptical eye over these here). I’ve blogged on the “EndTime Handmaidens and Servants” previously; the organisation has links with “Mama and Papa Olangi”, two Congolese evangelists whose church has been linked to the exorcism of “child witches”, and with C. Peter Wagner’s “Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders” (the Council is discussed in an interesting article a few days ago at Talk to Action). Ellers has her own website here; she is of Native American background (Tlingit from Alaska), and in 2005 she was among a group of Pentecostal Native Americans who presented a “Proclamation of Forgiveness” to a White House official. She explains:

Dr. Ellers was asked to be the Native American representative during the “2nd Washington for Jesus” rally in 1996, where 500,000 Christians gathered at the Washington Mall in WA. D. C., to pray for this nation. She was given, along with the other speakers, 10 minutes to address the nation. As she prayed, the Holy Spirit inspired her with what later became known as the “Proclamation of Forgiveness”…Recently, Flo sensed the prompting of the Lord to present this document to President Bush so she worked with State Senator Greenleaf of Pennsylvania and he helped facilitate a presidential appointment with Mr. Rubin Barrales to present the “gift of forgiveness” to the Nation’s Chief. She, along with her team believe once the President of the United States accepts the forgiveness, heaven will record this prophetic act and as a result revival will break forth in America.

She has also been endorsed by Morris Cerullo. Bree, meanwhile, has had a career which includes appearing

on the television program “The 700 Club,” at the National Right to Life Convention, TBN, the International Counter-Cult Conference, the National Full Gospel Businessmen’s Convention, and the international TV show “It’s Supernatural” with Sid Roth.

Looks like another job for Bishop Thomas Muthee

(Hat tip: Bulldada Newsblog)