Pimps in the Pulpit and Warlocks Too!

21 Jan

In the book, “Come Out of Her, God’s People,” a former denominational minister of 25 years exposes the dark side of the ministry with an array of “pulpit pimp” horror stories.  Here is a sample of   the account of the first one: the late Rev. Lester. He died of complications due to AIDS, buried in Potter’s Field.   Rev. Lester was the author’s first pastor:

When I first joined Harriet Tubman, I had heard that Rev. Lester was a native Caribbean. Once I started to work for him in the ex-offender project, our intimacy on the program planning level opened the door for communication on deeper, more spiritual subjects. So one day at the conclusion of one of our staff meetings, I decided to seek Rev. Lester’s advice about a particular  Baptist client.  I recall that I presented him with a scenario regarding an anonymous churchgoer who believed her husband cursed her with a spell. It was my personal assessment that the cheating client was suffering from   guilt feelings and fear that her own  adulterous  indiscretions would soon be uncovered by the husband that she feared.

To my utter amazement, Rev. Lester advised me to purchase a live chicken, cut its throat and use its blood in a ritual of prayers, scriptures and other incantations. Once the lines of communication were opened to discussions of this kind, my pastor also expounded upon  the use of human hair, pubic hair, nails,  excrement and urine. Often times, Rev. Lester recommended cutting pages out of the bible, throwing them into the local river wrapped around a personal item of the  client, or some other strange practice.      Sometimes he suggested that the client repeat one of the psalms 7 times. A few times, he advised that the client bathe in various oils and herbs.

I ignored my pastor’s advice either personally or in my treatment of a client.  Notwithstanding, I was fascinated to listen to Rev. Lester expound on occult subjects. I considered him to be a powerful indigenous faith healer.  Now that I look back, I realize that he was a false prophet but in 1979, I didn’t know what a false prophet was. Once I entered the ministry in 1981 and became a serious student of the gospel of Jesus Christ for myself, I realized that Rev. Lester was more knowledgeable of occult practices than of biblical doctrine.  

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One Response to “Pimps in the Pulpit and Warlocks Too!”

  1. wenonaruss January 23, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    There are a LOT of warlocks and witches operating in today’s pulpits. And the sad thing is that most of the ppl simply DO NOT SEE IT. First of all, we think that discernment is this mystical, spooky thing we pull out of the sky. A voice comes out of nowhere and says ‘that’s not me.’ And YES, the Spirit of the Lord can speak to you that way…if you are in tune to the voice of God-and GOD alone. But the key that will set off the alarm in your spirit is THE WORD OF GOD that is supposed to be hidden in our hearts. People need to GET IN THE WORD for themselves. Hide the Word IN OUR HEARTS. So we won’t sin against God. So when we hear error, our spirit man immediately jumps up and says, ‘UH, NO! That ain’t God!’ If we only rely on a voice to speak to us to determine whether something is of God or not, that voice we hear could very well be the enemy….

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