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‘Ex-Gay': I Made ‘Covenant With Satan’

The 700 Club did a story on Debra Gauthier, an “ex-gay” who tells a lurid tale full of witches, covens, demons and Satanic rituals. And she managed to escape all of this when she actually saw the demon inside her girlfriend while they were having sex:

Our ceremony was led by a gay male priest and a women priestess. We lit candles and performed cultic rituals, and I sensed the darkness around us. I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm…

In my pursuit of spirituality, I became more aware of the demonic realm and began to struggle with fear. I found myself blinded by my own darkness as I opened my soul up more and more to Satan, who masquerades as an angel of light.

As I got deeper into spiritualism, a gift of discerning spirits was activated in me. At the time I was dating Diana, a practicing witch whom I had met at a New Age conference. Diana introduced me to demon worship and a new level of darkness. One evening as she began to seduce me, my spiritual eyes were opened, and I saw the demon in her sneering back at me. It horrified me! I jumped up, quickly got dressed, and ran out of there. This was the beginning of the blinders coming off my eyes and the exposure of the present dark kingdom of which I was very much a part.

Whenever I hear stories like this, I’m reminded of Mike Warnke. He told similar tales of being a Satanic high priest and it was all nonsense. Carol Tavris discusses stories like this in her book and how people tend to wildly exaggerate how bad they were before their conversion experience. Fundamentalist audiences eat this kind of thing up, it’s like catnip to them.

Comments

  1. Matt G says

    What is SHE tripping on! This is either hallucinogen-induced or complete and utter bullsh*t.

  2. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    Are they still trying to pedal that Satanic Panic crap?
    I guess as long as there are people willing to buy it, the hucksters will give them what they want.

  3. jamessweet says

    Whenever I hear stories like this, there is one burning question in my mind: How do I get invited to THOSE parties?!

  4. raven says

    Our ceremony was led by a gay male priest and a women priestess. We lit candles and performed cultic rituals, and I sensed the darkness around us.

    I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm.

    I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan Well, one would have to be very stupid to not know what was going on.

    This whole story is not believable.

  5. says

    Dude, i was AT that party, and what she saw was what you expect to see if you drink from the punchbowl marked “LSD”. Sheesh. Why does she think we put up the signs, anyway? So people don’t go running off crying to Jeebus when they drank from the wrong bowl. You spend all that time hand-lettering signs, and they don’t even read them.

    She should have stayed with the Purple Nerples. There was nothing in those but alcohol and Kool-Aid.

  6. oranje says

    I’m disappointed in her. Backing out on her covenant with Satan? She’s just a quitter.

  7. raven says

    Sounds like my last Easter service.

    The priest went through an ancient cultic ritual involving magic spells, chants, and off key singing.

    That night, the moon rose, as red as fresh blood. Enities from beyond time and space tried to get into the house. We barricaded ourselves in the bathroom and called on Zeus and Odin to save us. It helped. It saved us.

    The next day we found our Hex signs stuck way up in a tree. And the cat was dead in the driveway, throat slit, and drained of blood. Without the aid of the Aesir and Olympic gods, that would have been our fate.

    This proves xianity is an evil satanic cult. We are happy to address your pagan and atheist groups for a reasonable fee. Consulting services on how to defend yourselves from xians and their evil spirit masters are also available.

  8. Alyssa Anderson says

    “I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm…”

    ORLY? I’m not sure what bothers me more — how easy it is for these people to absolve themselves, after the fact, of responsibility by claiming supernatural interference for acts they believe to be immoral, or the absolute lack of and necessity for consent needed by these supposed supernatural forces to act upon us unless we believe hard enough beforehand, and repent if we accidentally misbehave. Never mind; that’s always been the narrative given to scare people into accepting religion without evidence.

  9. jamessweet says

    Heh, I hadn’t noticed the “no duh” aspect others are pointing out. Very true.

    “I hereby pledge my soul to Satan forevermo– hey, I didn’t just pledge my soul to Satan did I?”

    “No no, it’s totally cool. Proceed…”

    “Okay, well if you say so… Hail Satan! I’m sure it’s what my pastor would want…”

  10. says

    I think all of this stuff is downright hilarious, apparently a fool and their money are soon parted, and there are LOTS of fools at evangelical/catholic/pentecostal get togethers who will believe this stuff; it’s the bread and butter ‘boogeyman’ stuff their religion is founded on. If I were her I would go on a tour speaking loudly how the Devil Made Me Do It, then use the money garnered from the morons to make a ‘nest egg’. This stuff is wildly hilarious.

  11. raven says

    Debra Gautheir’s talents are wasted on the 700 club.

    This has got to go straight to Reality TV. Debra, Demon Slayer or maybe Debra, Survivor-gays.

  12. sinned34 says

    I love Mike Warnke. If it hadn’t been for him and the terminally awesome Bob Larson, I might still be a fundie.

  13. sigurd jorsalfar says

    Satan seems to let people out of their covenants with him pretty easily. Not much of a dark lord now is he?

  14. Abby Normal says

    I saw the demon in her sneering back at me. It horrified me!

    It’s pronounced vagina, and they pretty much all look like that, even if you’re Christian.

  15. John Pieret says

    MaoistAnchoress @ 14:

    If I were her I would go on a tour speaking loudly how the Devil Made Me Do It, then use the money garnered from the morons to make a ‘nest egg’.

    She’s been there, done that:

    https://www.facebook.com/DebraGauthierAuthor

    She’s also written a book about it. The morons are already being sheared.

  16. dean says

    At the time I was dating Diana, a practicing witch whom I had met at a New Age conference. Diana introduced me to demon worship and a new level of darkness. One evening as she began to seduce me, my spiritual eyes were opened, and I saw the demon in her sneering back at me.

    I didn’t believe this when I saw it in the SyFy made for tv movie “Pacts with Satan 4: The Lesbian Experience”. I stopped watching halfway through and turned on my recording of Sharknado.

  17. eric says

    the absolute lack of and necessity for consent needed by these supposed supernatural forces…

    …completely undermines all of Christian theology.

    But hey, you think they’re going to let theological consistency or sense get in the way of a nice anecdote? Not on Debra’s watch!

    ****

    Ed is right that, taken as a factual account, its almost certainly false. But I think in many cases factual accuracy isn’t the point, even for the participants. This is mythmaking. Its tribal marking. If you want to be part of the club, you must have a “once was lost, now am found” story. You must do your visionquest and come back and tell us about the totem animal that spoke to you – and nobody in the tribe really cares whether the totem animal had a larynx capable of speech, or mass, or obeyed the laws of physics. If you’re asking those qusetions, you’re not getting the point.

    Same thing here. This type of testimony seems to function as almost a second baptism ritual for the more evangelical sects. Its a form of religious theater.

  18. Alverant says

    “I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm…”
    Wait, isn’t that when she agreed to appear on the 700 club?

  19. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    Jamessweet,

    LOL! Back in my New Agey days that was an ongoing joke within the Pagan community.

    “Ok guys, where are all these drug fueled orgies and why don’t I ever get invited?”

  20. says

    She’s also written a book about it. The morons are already being sheared.

    This is HILARIOUS, omfg, so funny :D

    The stuff of legend! She’s like Leo Taxil then, if she’s conscious of what she’s doing ^.^

    Why ever work again? Just go on a circuit in the evangelical and catholic sub-cultures, talking about this wild stuff, then “backslide” after a few tours, for a few years, using the money you earned from the dupes to party hard, then come back with moar stories about how you were convicted by Jesus and abstain from your evil ways xD

    Omg this is SO funny, hahahaha

  21. grumpyoldfart says

    I’ll bet her next book will say something about actually descending into hell, meeting the devil, and being shocked by the sound of humans screaming in agony. And I wouldn’t be surprised if her Christian publisher is the one who puts the idea into her head.

  22. says

    I have my own ‘wild tales’ that are superbly humorous, along the same vein as this person in this article. who is obviously fleecing these people:

    http://sweetlovingvampryss.blogspot.com/2013/06/eternal-immurement-for-queens-royal.html

    I don’t earn any money at it, but it’s SO funny, and based on real trauma I went through that I won’t go into for fear of being though nuttier than I already am. I figure if I go through traumatic stuff, I might as well write fiction based off of it (loosely) and laugh at it and get people to laugh at it and have a good time somehow.

    That’s my blog btw, I didn’t see the demon coming out of my girlfriend in that story, but it’s plenty funny! :D

  23. gmacs says

    …she actually saw the demon inside her girlfriend while they were having sex.

    And she broke up with her? If you’re hallucinating from the sex, you’ve found a good parnter.*

    *Unless it’s due to drugs (potential rape) or health problems (stop having sex and call a doctor).

  24. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    gmacs,
    You just reminded me of Being John Malkovich.

    John Malkovich: The weird thing is, this Maxine likes to call me “Lotte”.
    Charlie: Ouch. That is hot. Maybe she’s using you to channel some dead lesbian lover. Sounds like my kind of gal. Let me know when you’re done with her, yeah?
    John Malkovich: What are you talking about, “Done with her”, man? Tonight really freaked me out!

  25. bahrfeldt says

    I was hoping it was just peyote gone bad, but it’s only a book tour? Seriously, very few of the current crop of televangelists can come up to WWE standards as often as Pat’s experienced staff. Praise Cthulhu!

  26. RickR says

    Ryan Murphy should sue for plagiarism. Isn’t this the plot of the new season of “American Horror Story”?

  27. Michael Heath says

    Ed writes:

    Whenever I hear stories like this, I’m reminded of Mike Warnke.

    I saw Mr. Warnke speak at a youth conference. Ed’s correct, Warnke told a lot of tall tales similar to this. Many of which were about his becoming a warlock and how that supposedly provided him with access to having sex with a lot of women.

    What I also remember was that the church attempting to indoctrinate while I was a kid still viewed rock and roll as the devil’s music, while that same denomination hosted this youth conference where they played rock music. Warnke’s shtick fit in well to this Christian rock scene.

    I also read Warnke’s book that was popular at the time (mid-1970s), I was probably about 15 or so. I didn’t believe any of the Devil BS, but Warnke did convince me that sex was definitely worth pursuing.

    I think Warnke was popular back then not because he was successful warning kids away from Satanism, but because it was one of the few avenues available to fundies where they could get a guilt-free sexual rush. That included the adult authority figures who booked Warnke and similar acts into their churches. It was a justifiable reason to watch porn, where instead of video we listened to Warnke’s stories and visualized the narrative in our heads – in church mind you. Far better than listening to some old dude explain why the Bible’s Jesus didn’t really mean we should love everyone, instead just our neighbors. That fit in nicely with who the privileged class was and wasn’t. e.g., it was OK to hate MLK because he was a commie.

  28. spamamander, internet amphibian says

    @ 24

    Organic free trade chocolate doesn’t taste as good when you choke on it ;) Probably the most classic tract ever.

  29. says

    If the witches wear frilly, pointy hats, me and my wife want in. Anyone know where to register?

    Making witches hats would be so fun I think ^.^

    I would love to make witches hats from soft velvet felt someday if I had the time and safe housing to move around in, it sounds like a nice hobby.

  30. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    @CaitieCat #5:

    I drank from the wrong bowl once. It was then that I realized I shouldn’t be taking advice from my cat.

  31. francesc says

    @40
    “I saw Mr. Warnke speak at a youth conference […] his becoming a warlock and how that supposedly provided him with access to having sex with a lot of women”
    Shouldn’t they try to convince youngs not to become warlocks? Are they promising lots of sex to make it less appealing?
    That would only make sense if the objective were to promote abstinence. It may exist a priest somewhere who understands sexuality and who understands how young minds work (uh, and who doesn’t mix both topics together)

  32. ludicrous says

    OK folks, I’d be a little careful here you don’t want to rile the dark powers unnecessarily. Don’t you ever wonder how and why this site came into being? Let’s just say it’s that seemingly peaceful area in the eye of the storm. Once you are comfortable in here, relaxed and unwary unexplainable things begin to happen. The winds are picking up now, can you feel the heat, smell decomposing……uh oh….it’s here…….

  33. birgerjohansson says

    I would cheerfully make a covenant with Loki. On one of those wine gods.

    BTW I think we have found the fundie analog to von Däniken!

  34. Morgan says

    I’m not sure this woman is comparable to Mike Warnke. His stories are transparent lies about vast, lurid conspiracies of murder and mayhem. Reading what I’ve seen quoted from Gauthier, she may well be describing entirely real events skewed by her beliefs (shading into delusions). I’ve attended weddings that included what bigoted assholes would no doubt be happy to call “cultic rituals”, and it’s not as if lighting candles is unusual. If you’ve convinced yourself that you know the One True Religion and that all others are not merely false but demonic deceptions, you could produce nonsense like this as an account of attending virtually any service.

    I just feel sorry for the girlfriend who had to deal with “I’m having such a crisis about my sexuality that I’ve convinced myself you’re literally demon-possessed”. That’s a hell of a turn for a fun evening to take.

  35. matty1 says

    Our ceremony was led by a gay male priest and a women priestess. We lit candles and performed cultic rituals

    Wait candles, rituals, women priests, gay men, are we sure this wasn’t the Church of England?

  36. embertine says

    Ace of Sevens, my thought entirely. I am not a fan of the “bitches be crazy” ex-girlfriend anecdote, but in this case it might be justified.

  37. says

    I didn’t have to read all of the fine comments here to know her story was bullshit.

    My roommate, Buddy the Wonderdog, told me as much as we were having breakfast (he interrupted his “reading” of the morning paper to do so) and who you gonna believe if not “Man’s best friend”? I do have to say, though, that whenever I take a picture of him at night, the flash reveals the green demon’s eyes behind his cute brown ones.

  38. Charles Knutson says

    “One evening as she began to seduce me”
    That almost sounds like it was a first time. Did she actually just run away in revulsion before actually having sex with another woman?

  39. says

    “Did she actually just run away in revulsion before actually having sex with another woman?”

    Silly! that only happens when there’s a guy like Ron Jeremy hiding in the closet, ready to unGAY both of them.

  40. Pierce R. Butler says

    … as she began to seduce me, … I jumped up, quickly got dressed…

    Diana must be one helluva quick worker, to get her partner naked at the “beginning” of a “seduction”… She oughta write a how-to book!

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