The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has taken a dangerous turn. Whatever the motives at the beginning, witchcraft now compels some BLM leaders. Recent reports, including Christiannews.net, claim that the BLM Co-Founder of the Los Angeles chapter, Patrisse Cullors, promotes invoking the spirits of dead African Americans by making spirit offerings. Regarding using voodoo to further racial justice, Cullors argues, “It’s important to be in direct relationship to our people who’ve passed but also for them to know we’ve remembered them. I believe so many of them work through us.” The Bible calls this witchcraft and necromancy and has stern warnings concerning the curses that come with attempting to commune with the dead. In the Old Testament, it was a capital offense!
The other Co-Founder of L. A. BLM, Melina Abdullah, says that when an African American loses their life in relation to law enforcement incidents, she offers a libation. Libation, pouring out a liquid to a god or spirit, is a millennia old form of witchcraft. Abdullah admits to summoning spirits of dead ancestors during a gathering at Hollywood United Methodist Church! Abdullah’s ritual comes from the Yoruba tribe of West Africa and is a summons to the Orisha spirits. I’ve done hundreds of exorcisms on West Africans who summoned Orisha demons by libations. These demons are powerful, nasty, and dangerous.
Such combination of black protest and witchcraft doesn’t necessarily define the movement in total; and we’re not suggesting that all well-meaning people of color necessarily buy into the occult beliefs of their leaders. But this matter does indicate the spiritual bankruptcy of America where witchcraft and New Age ideas are so commonplace that the fusion of race and protest can be easily sucked into an occult vortex. Americans must strive for equality among all races, but not at the expense of choosing witchcraft to achieve that ends. Black lives do matter, but so does the Word of God which says that those who seek to summon spirits are an abomination unto the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:11-12).