- No relation to Jim Marrs – or, well, maybe thematically.
|Some dare call it|
|What THEY don't want|
you to know!
|—Texe Marrs making clever deductions based on Clinton's liking of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and ... LESBIANS!|
Texe Marrs (1944–2019) was an American author and conspiracy theorist. His books Dark Secrets of the New Age and Mystery Mark of the New Age were both #1 bestsellers on the Christian book market in 1987–88. Marrs was also a major promoter of the Satanic Panic and a scare within American evangelical Christendom over the New Age movement. He has disseminated his idiocy through newsletters and ministries under several names, including "Living Truth Ministries", Flashpoint, and Power of
Propaganda Prophecy (his shortwave radio program), and "Bible Home Church".
The New Age conspiracy
Marrs claimed the New Age movement was intended to set up the Antichrist's world religion based on combining all world religions except evangelical Christianity into one. He somehow linked just about every other evangelical scare issue to the New Age movement: abortion was the form human sacrifices to Satan would take in the New Age, the ecumenical movement of mainline-to-liberal Christian denominations was part of the New Age movement pushing for a world government, Universal Product Codes were the mark of the beast, etc. Before he started churning out Christian books on the New Age, he was churning out bad hack books for the "career preparation" market, on how to have careers in robotics,[note 1] high tech, computers, and aerospace. Oh, and a book called The Perfect Name For Your Pet.
Marrs' writings on the New Age borrowed heavily from The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, an earlier 1983 book by Constance Cumbey, which started most of the evangelical scare over the New Age. Cumbey and Marrs posited a conspiracy theory basing the leadership of the New Age movement around, largely, those following the teachings of "prophet" Benjamin Creme and esotericist writer Alice Bailey, who were awaiting the coming of a new "messiah" named Maitreya, which Cumbey and Marrs considered a likely candidate for the "Antichrist". Cumbey has accused Marrs of wholesale plagiarism from her book and humbly requests that nobody imply any association between her and Texe Marrs. Fair enough, no association implied; we don't blame her for not wanting to be associated with Texe Marrs.
Marrs goes off the deep end
Marrs' subsequent books went so far off the deep end that even the Christian book market decided he was too whacko to continue to promote, although the specific reason they dropped him like a hot potato appears to be that Marrs started including George H. W. Bush and his "thousand points of light" and "New World Order" slogans as part of the New Age conspiracy (a big no-no for the religious right, which exists by and for the Republican Party, or the other way around). He has self-published everything since, where he writes about the Illuminati, UFOs, and shape-shifting lizard-people, promotes King James
Onanism Onlyism, and most recently has veered into overt anti-Semitism – well, that might be an understatement. What else would you call somebody who writes the introduction to a book called The Synagogue of Satan: The Secret History of Jewish World Domination that features the Star of David on the front cover, and sells that book on his website?
Here's a sample of his rantings, from his book Conspiracy World (page 179):
“”"The goal of the Jewish Masonic elite is to establish dictatorial Illuministic Communism and to enslave all mankind under the thumb of a Jewish master race led by a world messiah who is to rule from Jerusalem."
Marrs incorporated just about every anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic canard into his current iterations of the ultimate conspiracy. He alleges that the Pope is actually not Catholic but a crypto-Jew/Muslim/Hindu... or something, implementing the new one world religion. So in short, Satan and/or the antichrist. You can find plenty of articles on the international Jewish conspiracy's greatest hits on his site — the Federal Reserve, the Rothschild family, etc. You can also order your very own copy of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, or even Martin Luther's anti-Semitic screed On the Jews and Their Lies, from the site's bookstore, as well as Marrs' own works, such as Holy Serpent of the Jews: The Rabbi’s Secret Plan for Satan to Crush Their Enemies and Vault the Jews to Global Dominion, and Conspiracy of the Six-Pointed Star: Eye-Opening Revelations and Forbidden Knowledge About Israel, the Jews, Zionism, and the Rothschilds.
On his website, he sells a CD of one of his own "sermons", brazenly entitled Famous Anti-Semites Whom I Admire. The listing includes the following blurb:
“”"Texe talks about the old Jewish canard of “anti-Semite,” illustrating how the Jews and Israel use this false accusation as a weapon to bludgeon their enemies and opponents. Among the well-known men and women who have been falsely pilloried and branded an “anti-Semite:” Martin Luther, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Thomas Edison, Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew, Bobby Fischer, Jimmy Carter, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Bill Moyers, Helen Thomas, and of course, Texe Marrs."
Marrs even jumped into the cesspit of Holocaust denial. On his ministry's website, he sells his own recordings with such titles as The Holocaust Controversy and the Falsification of History and Holocaust Dogma Unmasked—A Grim Global Conspiracy Mocking Reality and Capitalizing on Death. He even peddles Holocaust revisionist books, such as The Holocaust Hoax Exposed: Debunking the 20th Century’s Biggest Lie by Victor Thorn, and A Greater "Miracle" Than The Lost Ten Tribes Discovered...—The Dead "Six Million" Uncovered...! by Brian Alois Clèraubat.
On 25 August 2016, Right Wing Watch reported that during a radio interview with Jeff Rense, Marrs stated (favorably) that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump might be God's instrument for destroying both Israel and the Jews.
“”"Israel is going to be destroyed and it is going to happen so fast we'll all be shocked about it. It's going to happen and I've been wondering if maybe, let me just say something here, could Trump be the instrument of God in this? He doesn't have to be a Hitler, he doesn't have to be a Stalin, he can simply be a good guy. ... I think this may turn out quite surprising. I pray it does. I pray that they (the Jews) will get what's coming to them. Now, anyone who's innocent, though, I mean, if they're Jew or Gypsy, Gentile, whatever they are, I want to see them delivered. I want to see them free. But these people who have done such horrible things over the years and who, right now, are plotting such horrible deeds against Gentiles and others, I hope they get what they deserve. I hope they do and I hope maybe Trump could be the instrument of it."
Instead, Trump became one of the most pro-Israel presidents.
In his last days, Marrs began selling the Flat Earth Cosmology book The Greatest Lie on Earth: Proof That Our World Is Not a Moving Globe by Edward Hendrie. As of February 2020, this was available on his site. Marrs had died in November of 2019, proving even death won't stop his peddling both conspiracies and woo.
- David Icke
- Serge Monast, whose friend and fan Marrs was
- Fractal wrongness, a common theme in all of Marrs' work
- Power of Prophecy, his online
- Bible Home Church, his online
- He wrote The Personal Robot Book for technical publisher TAB Books, and co-wrote the 1980's Young Reader favorite The Great Robot Book with his wife Wanda.
- Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, episode 1.04, End of the World
- See the Wikipedia article on Texe Marrs.. The fact that Wikipedia opens with this phrase says enough about how far out he can be.
- About Texe Marrs
- "Texe Marrs Disinformation for the 'New Age'" - from Constance Cumbey's Blog "My perspective -- What Constance thinks"
- Texe Marre's Satan in the Vatican video series. Attempt to make sense of that at your own risk.
- Trump is most pro-Israel president since Truman, says analyst, The Hill. Read on 6 December 2019