[Centre for Inquiry spokesman Justin Trottier] says exorcisms have worsened existing medical conditions, caused bodily harm, and have occasionally resulted in death.
Most cases of claimed demonic possession are, in fact, mental conditions that need medical treatment.
How exactly does praying over someone and demanding the devil leave the body cause bodily harm and death?
The answer of course is: it doesn't.
And how exactly does one ban exorcism, any way? Like if you see a priest sprinkling holy water on a parishoner, do you call the cops?
I think this is the atheist equivalent of sharia: impose atheism through the law and stop people from practicing their own religion.
H/T: Socon or Bust.