by Scoobie Davis
Too Extreme for Jack Chick But Just Right For Congressional Republicans
As a fan of Chick Tracts--those bizarre, demented fundy comic tracts--I was familiar with Dr. Rebecca Brown. I’m not sure that I should put the “Dr.” in front of her name because she lost her license to practice medicine in Indiana in 1984 because of her bizarre claims and practices. Brown then left for California where she met up with Jack Chick and published two books for Chick Publications, He Came To Set The Captives Free and Prepare For War—both relate to Brown's claims regarding her friend “Elaine” whom Brown claimed had been rescued from involvement in satanic ritual abuse. Brown made incredible claims regarding her fight against Satan and satanists. Some of it was downright weird. In Prepare for War, Brown railed against the vegetarian diet because she claimed it would lower our resistance to Satanic influence. Eventually, Chick withdrew Brown’s books.
Brown is still around making her goofy claims about the satanic conspiracy with her husband, Daniel Yoder, who together run the group Harvest Warriors. Brown is still making the same claims and selling He Came To St The Captives Free and Prepare For War—though with a different publisher (They also sell “sacred anointing oil for $35.00 per ounce). Although Brown is too over-the-top for Chick (a difficult task), she and her husband were welcomed by congressional Republicans who awarded Yoder the National Republican Congressional Gold Metal for leadership and appointed him to Presidential Business Commission. (check out the picture of Brown, Yoder, and Newt Gingrich). Presidential Business Commission? Is this George W. Bush's idea of reaching out to the religious community?