Dennis Rader’s pastor sought permission to perform a jailhouse exorcism on the BTK killer but authorities wouldn’t allow it, the Rev. Michael Clark told an Overland Park audience Sunday. Clark believes demonic forces drove Rader to murder 10 victims in the Wichita area, he said at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. In response to an audience member’s question, the Lutheran pastor said he spoke at length with the Sedgwick County sheriff about performing the exorcism. The sheriff politely refused to allow it, Clark said. “Dennis was influenced, I believe, by some kind of demonic force and that played a role in the choices and decisions he made,” Clark said earlier in his speech, adding that Rader still had a choice in how to react to the demons.
Monday, January 16, 2006
EXORCISM NIXED FOR BTK
The BTK case couldn't get weirder, but it did. The Kansas City Star had this marvelous report on an attempt to "exorcise demons" from Dennis Rader. From the story:
Influenced by demons? When dealing with Dennis Rader, almost anything seems possible.