televangelist and end-times preacher and one of the most tireless combatants in her own evangelical wet-dream imaginary battle against the hordes of demons currently plaguing the US. The Women’s March in 2016, for instance, was definitely “driven by demons”; it was was dominated by “the kingdom of darkness” and Brim urged residents of D.C. to “control those demons that were in those women.”
And Brim is
there to help. For instance, she almost single-handedly “took authority” over the demons working to prevent
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018 through an apparently very effective prayer
effort against them – apparently
God Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell
gave her the authority to take spiritual control (“Now that is someone in
authority giving us authority to pray”), whereupon she firmly went on “telling
that devil what he can’t do. I’m taking authority over those demons because the
young people down there
[Congress], and the leaders, were definitely affected by demons.”
When not engaged in combat with demons, Brim is responsible for the Billye Brim Bible Institute, which is an “accredited” online Christian college – she emphasizes “accredited” in all the promotional materials, but it is unclear who or what accredited the … blog, primarily, it seems.
She also appeared in the legendarily bizarre movie The Trump Prophecy about self-declared prophet Mark Taylor. Apparently the theme of the movie reflects Brim’s own experiences, e.g. when her otherwise unidentified friend Max, ostensibly an ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity after receiving multiple visitations from Christ, called her in September 2016 to tell her that he had been visited by Jesus “who told him that Donald Trump was going to be president.” Just like that, apparently.
She has also written numerous books. On some of them, she’s “Dr. Billye Brim”.
Diagnosis: In religious wingnuttery’s competition to be as extreme and insane as possible, Brim is making a fair bid. Her influence beyond those who have already left any trappings of reality far behind is probably limited, however.