Didn't Know There Were Still Witches...

on Earth. But, according to Sarah Palin's minister, while she was at the alter being "blessed", Thomas Muthee casts the witches away. I know Halloween is coming up soon, but I am more scared today after seeing this video.

Pay special attention after the 3 minute mark.

A little about the Wasilla Assembly of God church: it is a member of the pentecostal association of churches. Pentecostal worship can get lively, depending on the church - everything from the rattling of tambourines and wailing, to the indwelling of the holy spirit, a sort of trance state that results in the uttering of indecipherable gibberish - otherwise known as 'speaking in tongues'.

The minister of the Wasilla church, Ed Kalins, has an apocalyptic view of the world. He believes in so-called 'spiritual warfare', a concept that sees a great struggle between darkness and light, good and evil. The big guy with horns and a strong scent of sulphur is always on the prowl looking to take everything over.

Kalins even frames the Prince of Peace as a sort of 'warrior saviour': "I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode." Kalins' attempts to rationalize Jesus' "war mode" as spiritual, but it is clear that he is a shill for Right Wing ideology and that his views of Jesus have been compromised by his politics.

In 2004, Kalins wondered whether or not Americans who voted for John Kerry would get into heaven. He is also alleged to have said that any who criticized George Bush in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe would be banished to hell. This is really hokey stuff, but it's the type of primitive bible thumping Palin was obviously comfortable with, because she kept coming back for more.

A little bit about Thomas Muthee, the person seen praising Sarah Palin: Thomas Muthee is a Kenyan evangelist, famous for founding the the Prayer Cave, in Kiambu, Kenya, after God 'spoke to him'.

Muthee is also famous for being a witchhunter. He believed that Kiambu was infected with demons and that 'a spirit of witchcraft rested over the place'. He identified the source of the infestation as one Mama Jane who worked out of the Emmanuel Clinic. Muthee believed that Mama Jane's fortune telling and other nefarious 'evil eye' related activities had led to an increase in traffic accidents in the area near her clinic. He declared her a witch, and demanded she either convert or get out of town. She chose the latter, possibly after deciding the place had become possessed by deranged Christians, some of whom were threatening to stone her.

This is the same pastor Muthee who 'laid hands' on Sarah Palin when he visited her church in 2005. His Kenyan escapades leave little doubt that Muthee is a delusional man who sees demons lurking around corners and witches working their dark designs in order to bring about traffic accidents and such.

None of this, though, put the least bit of a damper on Palin's endorsement of the witchhunter. A Times article on her relationship with the pastor, quotes her as saying:

"And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it. He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.”

What would the Right Wing do if Barak Obama's preacher did these things? That would issue #1 on FOX NEWS every night. Obama would never have been nominated of President. Again the hypocracy of the Conservative Right. They slammed Reverend Jeremaih Wright for being "Un-American" and "Crazy", but when Palin's church is in the stratosphere (even in terms of churches) of being "out there", there is no talk about that.

1 comment:

themom said...

arghhhh... now I'm waiting for the debates to begin...need xanax soon!