From GARY MOORE to GLEN ORRELL
> It's by Bob Larson.
Do you really take Bob Larson seriously?
If you do, then I suggest you listen to "Talk Back" regularly, and
take note of the different people with problems that call. After a
while you will say to yourself, "hey, I've heard that call before!".
At best it can be said that he occasionally plays tapes of dramatic
calls from the past as if they were live. It would not surprise me
of the deception goes even farther than that, but this is all I know
for a fact. Even if this is the extent of his dishonesty, it still
does not say much for his integrity.
Case and point, on Fri. 26 Apr. 1991, 32 minutes into the second
hour a girl named Amy from Toronto supposedly called. I don't know
about your local station, but mine usually does not play commercials
during the breaks, so what comes over the air is Bob's filler spots.
As Amy spoke, I recalled what she said, exact same voice, exact same
words, exact same inflections, from a filler spot used about 18
months ago. Since I had heard the spot many times back then, voice,
words and inflections were inadvertently memorized. This was not
the first time I had recognized that a "live" call has been
identical to one of these spots, it was just the first time I had
grabbed a pen and made note of the time and person's name. It would
seem that most stations must play commercials during the breaks,
otherwise Bob would not be so careless.
From your messages it would seem that you share Bob's religious
views. I know that it is common for people to automatically assume
that those with the same beliefs are going to give reliable
information, but I urge you to take a step back and examine just
what proof there is to back some of Bob's claims.
I can say this because I was once guilty of accepting unreliable
information on the occult as factual. A guy I used to do witnessing
work with once shared a tape of a lecture on the occult and rock
music. My first reaction was, "Boy this guy really knows what he is
talking about!", but later when it became clear to me that people
like Larson and Giraldo Rivera were sensationalizing and blowing
Satanism way out of proportion, I played the tape again. Listening
critically this time, I observed that although the speaker took an
authoritative tone, he offered no proof and expected the audience to
accept his word on everything. Since he gave his presentations in
churches, it is not surprising that people would accept what he said
without requiring evidence.
The bottom line is that Bob will only continue to propagate such
myths as breeders and organized networks of Satanists as long as
people are willing to $believe$ him. I'm not saying that Satanism
doesn't exist or that no one has ever killed for the devil, but I do
consider it irresponsible for Bob to put people on the radio as
occult crime survivors just because they say that they have had such
The fact that many victim's stories have been disproven, that
schizophrenia is common among people claiming such experiences, and
that none that I know of have offered any tangible proof to back
their fantastic stories, tells me that before a responsible
journalist will put a person before the public as an occult crime
survivor, that person must disclose to the police the location of a
bloody alter or a clandestine burial site, or come up with a
The person who claims to be a victim, but in reality has not has the
experiences they speak of, is probably in just as much need of
Christian love and counselling as an actual victim. I would not
tell such a person to their face that I will only believe the story
once proof has been found, but I would not tell other people that
this person is a "survivor" unless I could be sure of it myself.