Many evangelicals have probably seen those “Christian” books on Satanism and spiritual warfare entitled He Came to Set the Captives Free, Prepare for War, and Unbroken Curses, by a certain Rebecca Brown, M.D.. I often see the first two books used by Christians against self-styled Wiccans and Satanists, and the third one contains some rather paranoid accounts of demon-fixation, of an intensity I would consider rather unhealthy in any Christian’s life. (Take, for example, her assertion that one should not accept flower garlands upon arrival at Hawaii, as these are actually totems of “Hawaiian demon-god worship.” Or the strange idea that the curing of Satanic curses requires anointing with cooking oil.)
The matter is greatly cleared up in “The Bizarre Case of Dr. Rebecca Brown”, where we find some extremely pressing reasons to disbelieve her astounding claims and questionable theology. The evidence presented is unnerving:
That on numerous occasions Respondent stated to her patients that she was “chosen” by God as the only physician able to diagnose certain ailments and conditions which other physicians could not because the other physicians, including physicians from Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana and St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson, Indiana were, in fact, “demons, devils and other evil spirits” themselves.
Also submitted into evidence at the hearing were 11 photographs taken at St. Vincent showing bluish-yellow sores over most of Mrs. Edna Elaine Moses’ body apparently caused by repeated injections. The article goes on, “Several witnesses said they saw Dr. Bailey inject herself, Mrs. Moses and Mrs. Moses teenage daughter with Demerol and morphine. Great quantities of drugs were kept on hand, and the Bailey home was littered with used needles and syringes.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The true “Dr. Brown” seems to have been mentally unbalanced and dangerously unstable, posing a severe threat both to herself, her patients, and those who read her books.