Texe Marrs

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Texe Marrs
Born Texe W. Marrs
Residence Spicewood, Texas[1]
Spouse(s) Wanda J. Marrs

Texe W. Marrs (born 1944) is an American writer, who runs a Christian ministry called Power of Prophecy Ministries, based in Austin, Texas. He often criticizes Catholicism in favor of Protestantism and propounds that Ashkenazi Jews are the "descendants of Khazars".

He was previously an officer in the United States Air Force and a faculty member at the University of Texas.[2]

Media coverage[edit]

Marrs has received coverage from the news media for his claims that:

  • The Oklahoma City bombing was planned and carried out by the American government.[3]
  • Timothy McVeigh was framed.[4]
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is a "doctrinaire Marxist" who has recruited "other America-hating subversives for key administration posts".[5]
  • "Newt Gingrich is a closet Marxist and member of the occultic secret society known as the Bohemian Grove."[6]
  • "Bill Clinton is an establishment hack, a member of the traitorous Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, and Council of Foreign Relations. He and Hillary are deep into Egyptian occultism and Masonic magic."[6]
  • "Robert Dole is a 33rd degree Mason and a fake conservative. He's anti-Jesus Christ."[6]
  • Insistence that Bill Martin's plans for a Christian naturist resort is evidence that Satan is subverting Christianity.[7]
  • Described as the "conspiracy theorist to end all conspiracy theorists" for his book Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati, which purports to expose a secret conspiracy between politicians and other famous people through modern history.[8]
  • Accused Hillary Rodham Clinton of having "Orwellian" political ambitions.[9]
  • In his book, The Usual Suspects: Answering Anti-Catholic Fundamentalists, Karl Keating debunks Marrs's claim that the Pope plans to head a one-world order.[10]
  • His statement (with Karen Read) that "the exclusion of women from combat inevitably makes them second- class citizens in the military."[11]

Criticism[edit]

While Marrs' denies being an anti-Semite, his ministry website sells anti-Semitic literature including reprints of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and books that deny that the Holocaust happened.[1]

Marrs has been accused of being anti-Catholic.[12] In 1999 he alleged that former United States President George H.W. Bush would be involved in a black mass in a chamber within the Great Pyramid of Giza during the 2000 millennium celebrations.[13] Christian writer Constance Cumbey has accused Marrs of plagiarism of material from her book Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow.[14]

Books[edit]

  • A Perfect Name for Your Pet, Texe and Wanda Marrs, Heian, San Francisco, 1983.
  • You and the Armed Forces, ARCO, 1983.
  • Careers in Computers: The High-Tech Job Guide, Monarch Press, 1984.
  • How to Prepare for the Armed Forces Test – ASVAB, Barrons, 1984.
  • Careers in High Technology, Irwin Professional Publications, 1985.
  • High Tech Job Finder, Texe and Wanda Marrs, John Wiley & Sons, 1985.
  • The Great Robot Book, Texe and Wanda Marrs, Julin Messenger, 1985.
  • The Personal Robot Book, Robotic Industries Association, 1985.
  • High Technology Careers, Dow Jones & Irwin, 1986.
  • Preparation for the Armed Forces Test, MacMillan, 1986.
  • The Woman's Guide to Military Service, Texe Marrs and Karen Read, Liberty Publishing Company, 1987.
  • Rush to Armageddon, Tynsdale, 1987.
  • Dark Secrets of the New Age, Crossway Books, 1987.
  • Mystery Mark of the New Age, Crossway Books, 1988.
  • Futuristic Careers: Jobs Today in the 21st Century Fields, Scott Foresman & Co, 1988.
  • Careers with Robots, Facts On File, 1988.
  • Ravaged By The New Age, Living Truth Publishers, 1989.
  • Conspiracies of the Six Pointed Star, RiverCrest Publishing, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Texe Marrs". Power of Prophecy Ministry Website. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  2. ^ Quindlen, Anna (9 February 1994). "Public & Private; The Cost Of Free Speech". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Kevin (4 August 1995). "Okla. City conspiracy buzz grows". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  4. ^ Vitello, Paul (20 February 2001). "Cancel McVeigh's Ascension". Newsday. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  5. ^ Quindlen, Anna (9 February 1994). "Public & Private; The Cost Of Free Speech". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  6. ^ a b c Rossie, David (21 July 1996). "Truths from the wild blue yonder". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  7. ^ Allen-Mills, Tony (18 December 2005). "Christians strip to build a new Eden". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  8. ^ Jackson, Hardy (27 May 2010). "They’ are out there". The Anniston Star. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  9. ^ "Hillary pillory: Clinton may feel the love – and the hate – in 2008". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 14 November 2004. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  10. ^ "The Usual Suspects: Answering Anti-Catholic Fundamentalists. (Book Review)". Catholic Insight. 1 April 2003. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  11. ^ "Women in uniform say they can do the job". The Advocate. 2 July 1991. 
  12. ^ "KARL KEATING'S E-LETTER February 25, 2003". Catholic Answers Website. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  13. ^ Eltahawy, Mona (December 1999). Mona Eltahawy "Egyptian boogie nights". U.S. News & World Report 127 (25): 24.  – "David Icke, a former British television sportscaster turned prophet of doom, and Texe Marrs, a retired U.S. Air Force officer turned pastor, have issued Web site warnings that, come millennium eve, former President George Bush and fellow members of a cult known as the Illuminati will summon oppressive evil forces at a black mass in a burial chamber deep inside the great Cheops pyramid."
  14. ^ %7C accessdate = 2011-09-13 "Disinformation in the "New Age" – The Sad and Ugly Truth of Texe Marrs". My perspective – What Constance thinks. 

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