The Tyra Banks Show, a popular daytime talk show hosted by the former supermodel, aired an episode on Monday about “The Lives of Witches,” which included as a guest a Christian author who previously left her life of witchcraft.
Sarah Anne Sumpolec was invited to be on the show after a last minute cancellation, and was an attempt by the producers to bring balance to the show.
The topic of the Monday’s episode is controversial to many Christians who see witchcraft as a dark art. Yet, the involvement of Sumpolec brought a Christian voice to the arena.
“When I was in high school, I was a practicing witch. It wasn’t until college that I became a Christian and came out of that dark world,” Sumpolec said in a statement. “The Tyra producers thought my story of coming out of witchcraft, how it led me to attempt suicide, and my current beliefs about it, was the right balance for their program.”
The fact that Sumpolec was on the show came as a large surprise. She found out about the opportunity from a sudden email, and flew out of an airport only hours later for the Los Angeles taping.
Among the hectic schedule that ensued, the Christian author wanted to be on the show, so that she could show Tyra’s viewers, which number around 2 million per day, that the world of witchcraft can be a very dangerous choice.
“It’s always a blessing when we get to share the truth,” shared Sumpolec in a statement. “Even though I was one lone voice, at least those watching will hear about witchcraft from a different angle.”
The ex-witch has her own ministry back at home which focuses on young adults. She speaks and writes books to warn them about the hazards of witchcraft, because teenagers and twenty-somethings are the most susceptible to the black art.
In addition to Sumpolec, the talk show featured six witches and two Satanists.