Answering the phone in the middle of a big, important life event took on new meaning this week for a number of reasons.
A pastor in Africa was casting out demons in the name of Jesus when the man answered a call on his cell phone. Hilariously, while writhing around on the floor, he answered the phone, seriously pissing off the priest. As explained by Charisma News, the man explained, “I’m under serious anointment.” He soon grew perturbed — apparently the person on the other end of the horn didn’t quite understand and he began to shout that he was being anointed and would call back later. “I say I’m being anointed!” he yelled. “Can’t you understand?”
Noted the story, “It’s sad that some want to mock the power of God.”
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) also took advantage of modern technology this week. He showed voters that picking up a cell phone call, fake or real, in the middle of an important event can make pack a powerful punch.
During the second debate of his campaign for reelection to his 23rd term of Congress, instead of an opening statement, Rangel pulled out his cell and answered it, earning him a segment on The Daily Show last night. In lieu of a statement, Rangel used his three minutes to take stabs at his opponents, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and Pastor Mike Wallrond.
“No, no, no, no, he’s been there 18 years, but he didn’t say he passed any bills at all,” Rangel told an imaginary person on the other end of his cell phone, dishing dirt on Espaillat.
Watch the exorcism below.