Cotton Marcus: Do you believe that if you go ahead and allow the Holy Ghost into your heart, you can be cleansed of all your sins and sit in the Kingdom of God?
Cotton Marcus: That is what I'm talking about. Can I get an amen?
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah?
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah and an amen?
Congregation: Hallelujah, amen!
Cotton Marcus: Do you know if you take two ripe bananas, you put them in a bowl, and you put some sugar and you go ahead then bake it for 400, you can go and pull it out and have yourself banana bread? Hallelujah!
Cotton Marcus: The Sweetzer farm, please.
Caleb Sweetzer: Right. Well, you're going the wrong direction. You want to make a U-turn, actually.
Cotton Marcus: Okay.
Caleb Sweetzer: You want to take this road and go straight. You'll see things you've already seen before. Keep on going. You're gonna hit the highway. Okay? And then I want you to go back where you came from.
Cotton Marcus: You know, I used to want to have a TV ministry. I thought that'd be cool. And now, frankly, all I really want is health insurance.
Cotton Marcus: Is that regular water?
Cotton Marcus: What I want to do is expose exorcism for the scam that it really is, and that's why we're doing this. So if I can help expose it for what it really is and save one kid from having a plastic bag wrapped around his face, that sounds like God's work.
Daniel Moskowitz: I'm not comfortable that we're in a house with someone who's doing pictures of my head being chopped off.
Shanna Marcus: Cotton is quite a character. He's what you would call a performer, a showman... He's a natural creative. For example, we have a local theater here, and Cotton writes plays, and he's making these little mini movies now. He's built props for them, special effects. Oh my goodness. I mean, he entertains like nobody's business. And, you know, it starts here with us, but of course it carries on into his professional life.
Iris Reisen: Tell me what your dad does.
Justin Marcus: He fights with the demons and the vampires and all the ghosts and all the monsters.
Iris Reisen: And fights all the ghosts and the demons and the vampires?
Justin Marcus: And the monsters.
Iris Reisen: Do you believe in ghosts?
[Justin shakes his head no]
Iris Reisen: Does your dad believe in ghosts?
[Justin smiles, puts his finger to his lips, and shakes his head no]
Cotton Marcus: I do not believe in actual demons, no. No. But when I was doing exorcisms, you know, I acted like I did. It's not like I saw any demons come out of anybody.
Iris Reisen: So for the last something-odd years, you've just been a fraud?
Cotton Marcus: That's your word, not mine. I wouldn't say that. I would say that for the last couple of years, what I've been doing is doing what I've always been doing, which is delivering a service for a person who needs it in a way that they need it. I'm not saying I'm a doctor, but I am saying that I helped people from what ailed them. And what ailed them sometimes was the thought in their brain that they were possessed by a devil, and if I helped make that thought go away and they felt better, so be it.
Cotton Marcus: Down here, if you ask five people about a demon story, they'll give you ten demon stories.
Cotton Marcus: I should have read the letter a little more thoroughly.
Louis Sweetzer: [about Nell] I've tried keeping her as close as I possibly could, maybe even a little too protective. I'll admit to that. But somehow, still, the devil got in her. Her mother gave her a small crucifix, and it burns her. The symbol of our Lord, and she can't wear it.
Cotton Marcus: [to Louis] Do you not read Latin?
Louis Sweetzer: Reverend, if you can't save my daughter's soul, I will.
Daniel Moskowitz: Caleb!
Shanna Marcus: Cotton!
Cotton Marcus: The bible is filled with demons. If you believe in God, you have to believe in the devil. Jesus himself was an exorcist. Therefore, if you are Christian and you believe in the bible, and you believe in Jesus Christ, you have to believe in demons.
Cotton Marcus: Exorcism is alive and well in the present age. People think of it as being a scourge of the Middle Ages that somehow went away and was cured by science, but the fact of the matter is it's never gone away. Exorcism today is bigger than it's ever been.
Cotton Marcus: [reading newspaper clipping] "Local boy Cotton delivers his first exorcism". As a little boy I thought this was in every newspaper all over the world.
Caleb Sweetzer: [to Cotton] If anything happens to her, I will hurt you, okay? And I don't care if the camera's watching. Okay? It can watch all it wants. I will hurt you.
Nell Sweetzer: Reverend, how about a blowing job?
Iris Reisen: [about Logan] The kid was obviously gay.
Pastor Manley: Hail, Abalam!
John Marcus: This is the Hortus deliciarum. There are about twenty in the whole world.
Cotton Marcus: You can show it to them. Show it to them.
John Marcus: This book describes the various kinds of demons. Helps you identify them, and then recommend the process for getting rid of that demon. We have had exorcists in our family for generations. Generations. And...
Cotton Marcus: How many exorcisms you think you've done with this book?
John Marcus: One hundred and fifty.