|Sept. 1 -
Landover Baptist Pastor, Ebeneezer Smith used a blowtorch and a sword
morning to demonstrate that Pokemon games and toys are only
instruments of the occult and evil. Earlier this week at
Wednesday evening service, children's pastor Marty Richards told 714
ages 2 through 10 that Pokemon is evil and was sent to this planet
direct orders from Satan himself.
home his point,
Richards burned Pokemon trading cards and video games with a blowtorch
and skewered 14 plastic Pokemon action figures with a 40 inch broad
Richards then held the sword with all 14 pierced Pokemon figures over a
charcoal grill. Richards' 5-year-old son tore the limbs and head off a
Pokemon doll and spit on the dismembered carcass.
the children chanted: "Burn it. Burn it,'' and "Chop it up. Chop it
"Kill them All!"
of the hugely
popular Pokemon products, including Nintendo and Hasbro Inc., lied
about Pokemon's association with the occult.
national Christian Coalition
told The Press on Friday that it fully agrees with Landover Baptist's
against the ungodly toy industry. "Toy manufacturers are being guided
Satan's minions." One source stated, "Demons are instructing the
and Hasbro companies on how to corrupt a child's innocence and create a
future army of junior Satanists that will one day rule the world!"
with Pastor Ebeneezer,
and The Landover Baptist Corporation,'' said William Barnes, a
for the national Christian Coalition based in Virginia. "It's a policy
issue, a church issue, and a national security issue. We know all about
it. We currently fund over 15 campaigns against the Pokemon menace.''
is short for pocket demons. The Devil loving phenomenon began in Japan
over 20 years ago. A young boy summoned an evil demon to kill his
family because they wouldn't buy him a stick of chewing gum at the
The demon came, and brought with it, other pokemons who jumped into the
parents mouths while they were sleeping, and lodged themselves in their
tracheas, suffocating an entire family, and setting the boy free to
their money and buy gum.
idea behind Pokemon
is to show a child that they can become a "powerful evil force, and
don't have to listen to their parents.'' Landover occult expert,
Edwards said. "Kids look for different Pokemon demons, find them and
their specific powers to create chaos in the home. It can be extremely
violent, and the liberal media does not want anyone to know how many
have been torn apart since this menace began. The ultimate goal for a
is to collect them, and once they've collected all of them, they can
anything they wish for. In most cases, the child wishes for complete
over his entire family. The pokemons approach in the still of night,
the parents mouths and lodging themselves in their tracheas until they
suffocate. They then scurry off quietly and return to their masters
When authorities arrive, they are shocked to see no evidence of foul
They observe only a smiling child, fast asleep, surrounded by stuffed
and 'innocent little' Pokemons."
Fred, one of 37 co-pastors
of the 125,000-member, fundamentalist-baptist church, said that his
went up" over a year ago. While driving with his kids, he heard them in
the back seat talking about "Abra'' and "Cadabra,'' "A chill went down
my spine, and a trickle of perspiration dribbled slowly down to the
of my back!" He pulled the car over, took the Pokemon action figures
his children, placed them on the road, got back into the car and backed
over them "100 times, until there was nothing left but shards of
The teary eyed children watched from the roadside.
Deacon Fred said that
he doesn't see why more unsaved folks don't see the Devil's hand in
"Three of the Pokeman characters sprouts horns!" Another concern, he
is that children exploring a Pokemon Web site can click to other games,
including "Magic: the Gathering,'' a Satanic game similar to Dungeons
fancy sugar coating
on it, but, underneath, it's Hell's poison,'' Pastor Deacon Fred said.
the Family, the
Colorado Springs-based Christian organization whose messages reach as
as 5 million people weekly via radio broadcasts, has researched
said David Wright , project coordinator the Youth Culture Department.
we found, is so horrifying, and so schocking, it would drive an unsaved
person to the brink of insanity! Godly Christians are the only ones who
can see this Satanic attack, we don't expect sinners to understand our
ongoing battle with principalities that are not of this world. We do
expect them to take us very seriously, and to submit to our (God's)
in destroying these little beasts before they make junior Satanists out
of every child on the planet!"