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Wednesday 08 October 2008

Proclamations of the Red Queen

26th September 2008

Witchcraft in Alaska! Brian’s in Torbay!!!

Posted by: Craig Young

Sarah Palin has been defended by US Republicans who are trying to paint opposition to her vice-presidential candidacy as sexism- never mind that Palin is a hardcore anti-abortionist and gun lobby supporter, who believes in so-called ‘reparative therapy’ for lesbians and gays. Well, they can’t pretend she’s normal any more…

According to news stories about her in the United States, Palin was once subjected to a blessing that would remove the ‘curse’ of ‘witchcraft’ from her, and her surroundings. Hmmph. Excuse me, most wiccans do not do ‘curses,’ given the existence of the threefold law in their thealogy, which means you get a triple whammy bounced back at you.

Anyway, in her Wassila Assemblies of God church, Palin is showed being ‘blessed’ by one ‘Bishop’ Thomas Muthee, who clasped her by the shoulders, and said the following:

“‘…Keep her safe from “every form of witchcraft.”

“Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan,” Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin’s shoulders. “Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. … Use her to turn this nation the other way around.”

According to Palin, she stopped attending the church in 2000. However, she also has positive memories of the Kenyan ‘bishop’:

Pentecostals are conservative in their reading of the Bible. Unlike most other Christians — including most evangelicals — Pentecostals believe in “baptism in the Holy Spirit.” That can manifest itself through speaking in tongues, modern-day prophesy and faith healing, which includes the laying on of hands.

On a visit to the church in June 2008, Palin spoke fondly of the Kenyan pastor and told a group of young missionaries that Muthee’s prayers had helped her to become governor.

“Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold,” she said. “And he was praying ‘Lord make a way, Lord make a way’ … He said, ‘Lord make a way and let her do this next step.’ And that’s exactly what happened.”

Apparently, Muthee is “bishop” in the Kenyan Word of Faith Church.Rev. Zipporah Ndiritu, his one-student student within the sect, said the bishop is revered among evangelicals there. She said church doctrine focuses strongly on exorcising ‘witches’ and ‘demons’.

“Even in the days of Jesus Christ, according to the Bible there were witches who were manifesting through demonic forces,” Reverend Ndiritu said“You can seek from the Lord, and if you find demonic forces you cast them out.”

Thus, it seems that Sarah isn’t the messiah, just a very strange woman..

One shudders to think what Palin and the people of Word of Faith Church would make of the decision of the British seaside town of Torbay, whose irate council of conservative troglodytes were infuriated that the ‘blasphemous’ Monty Python movie Life of Brian had only received an R15 certificate, and so promptly banned it. This year, Torbay are running the English Riviera International Comedy Festival, and decided to unban it, under twenty eight years, although Python fanciers could travel to an adjacent town that wasn’t so silly.

Speaking of silly, Mary Whitehouse and New York nuns picketed it, and it was banned in Ireland and Norway, thus inspiring Norwegophobic spite in Sweden who marketed it as “the film so funny it was banned in Norway.” However, to be kind to Ireland, the ban only lasted eight years until sanity prevailed, not twenty eight. And Torbay wasn’t the only one that banned it- so did Harrogate, a far larger town, acting on ravings from the UK Festival of Light (now Christian Action Research and Education-CARE UK).


Garance Burke: “Palin once blessed to be free of ‘witchcraft’” AP News: 24.09.08:

Stephen Thomas: “Is Nothing Sacred? Life of Brian finally screens in Torbay” Guardian: 25.09.08:  

Tags: Politics · Religion

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