Contessa Adams is a Christian speaker, author of a book called Consequences, and director of the Love in Action Ministries. Apparently she used to be a stripper, but was saved and is currently engaged in battling the demons that once led her into sin, or something. At least her book and ministry are devoted to exposing one of Satan’s darkest secrets – sexual demons. These spiritual rapists, Adams says, often prey on people by performing sexual acts through nightmares and erotic dreams. Literally. The two most identifiable sexual demons are, according to Adams, the incubus, which is a male sexual demon that traditionally assaults women, and the succubus, which is a female sexual demon that assaults men. Sometimes they also lure people into homosexual behavior.
And there, according to Adams, you have for the cause of homosexuality. It’s demons who make you gay – not just by possessing you, but by actually having sex with you. And they are really good in bed, so you’ll quickly get addicted; the only way back is apparently exorcism.
That’s approximately how she herself became a stripper. According to Adams, Satan claimed her from birth by using a well-known witch as her midwife. “[My] mother admits that she was voodooed or hexed, as it were. One could easily say that from my birth I was raised by a hexed, voodooed or a demon-possessed woman,” and many of her relatives were occultists, so through her upbringing she was constantly performing ungodly magic and voodoo. Even today, after escaping the clutches of demons into fundamentalist Christianity, she is regularly targeted by witches and warlocks – Satan is enraged at her, since “I’ve embarrassed hell” by coming to favor Jesus over stripping. Her story is … rather colorful, and she does apparently not feel any need to back up the elements that bear uncanny resemblances to scenes from Hollywood action- and horror blockbusters.
Charisma magazine swallowed her story whole, and Adams’s metaphysics was backed up by people like Joseph Thompson, associate pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, who claimed to have ministered to more than 100 people who have suffered sexual attacks by a demonic spirit.
Diagnosis: Yes, there really are people like this running around. Their influence is rather obviously limited, but they are probably capable of causing real harm to the real people who, for various reasons, may have come to trust them.
That said, we have to admit that we've had trouble finding any information about Adams that doesn't ultimately refer back to the Charisma Magazine article. Cannot completely rule out the possibility that Charisma has been hoaxed or are being liberal with their interpretation.