Exorcism BillAs Amended
Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1 Conduct of exorcisms on a young person
- Any person who conducts an exorcism on a
young person(Amdt. A) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both.
- Prayer for a
young person(Amdt. A)'s well-being and for the expulsion of supernatural forces shall be considered legal, provided this prary is not accompanied by any other rites or rituals as laid out in section 2a of this legislation (Amdt. A)
For the purposes of this Act,
- “exorcism” shall mean any rite or ceremony the purpose and/or intended purpose of which is to remove dæmons, religious or spiritual entities, bad omens, curses, or other non-physical and non-mental afflictions from a person who is said and/or believed to be possessed or acting abnormally.
young person(Amdt. B)” shall mean any person under the age of 18.
3 Extent, commencement, and short title
- This Act extends to England.
- This Act enters into force three months after receiving royal assent.
- This Act may be cited as the Exorcism Act 2021.