Saturday, October 31, 2009

Does Your Candy Have Demons?

Here’s a real beauty from the outer reaches of wing-nuttery also known as the mainstream GOP.  Watch out folks!!

robertson_pat The religious right has long railed against Halloween, condemning its pagan roots and claiming it promotes witchcraft and the occult. This year some groups are embracing the day as a time to reach kids with a pro-life and Christian message, while others use the day to burn “wicked” books and CDs. And one writer for Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network warns parents that witches curse Halloween candy.

[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches,” wrote CBN’s Kimberly Daniels. “I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.

Daniels continued, “Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats. It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.”… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <Minnesota Independent>

It did not take long before several progressive web sites picked up on this and started pouring on the ridicule.  The article quickly disappeared from the CBN web site, but if you have trouble believing this, the following article contains a link to a Google cache of the original page.

protectmejesus An article on that alleges, among other things, that “most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches” has been removed by the site after becoming an object of mockery by The Huffington Post. (We linked a cached version.) The site ran a slideshow and poll of the most evil candy brands.

Why did CBN remove the post, which originally appeared at Is HuffPo guilty of mocking Christianity, or are they justly targeting a fringe belief?

We’ve reached out to CBN to find out why they took the post down, and we await their response. There are several possibilities. It’s possible that CBN’s editors re-thought the content of the article, given the negative attention being paid to it. The piece also suggests the existence of an unholy trinity, and a laundry list of “behind-the-scenes” Halloween activities that includes:

* Sex with demons

* Orgies between animals and humans

* Animal and human sacrifices

* Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood

* Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies

* Revel nights

* Conjuring of demons and casting of spells

* Release of “time-released” curses against the innocent and the ignorant…

Inserted from <Mediaite>

Teabaggers!  Witches have been praying over your GOP Kool-Aid!  They have cursed it with evil spells!  If you drink again, you may become rational, kind, and sane!

Seriously, what’s really frightening here is that people who actually believe this garbage are sitting in Congress trying to influence health care reform, climate change reform, EDUCATION, and other serious issues.

I must add one more thing.  My perspective is that of a Christian, not like these, but an authentic one that has rejected the dogma of the religious right, who have hijacked Christianity and replaced the real Jesus with the Republican Supply-side Jesus with his gospel of war, fear, and intolerance.  In my time, I’ve had the pleasure to know several Wiccans.  In my experience, their behavior has been far more Christian than anything I see coming from the religious right.  Therefore, to all Wiccans, in the spirit of Christian peace, love and brotherhood, Happy Samhain. 


Brother Tim said...

What I take from this is: Kimberly Daniels must have plans to run for Congress on the Republican ticket. ;O

Randal Graves said...

Sex with demons is very real. I married one. Thank you, thank you.

Annette said...

Pat Robertson is an idiot and a blight on the name Christian. As are most of the so called Religious Right.

TomCat said...

Brother, that would not surprise me.

Randal, that would explain your state of posession then? ;-)

Annette, amen!

TRUTH 101 said...

Egads! I hope my Jesus with a gun profile pic doesn't offend anyone it wasn't meant to offend Tomcat.

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

TC... I am not Wiccan, though many of my peeps are. I am just a crusty old Celt who abides with the Ancestors and shares common Spiritual goals with all my fellows / friends who, like yourself, are just good people. I accept your Christian Peace and offer you, at this time of a new year beginning, my Druid blessings for a bountiful and healthy one!

@Truth 101 - dude! my pic for Twitter is the Dominican Nuns holding rifles! I love it!

TomCat said...

Truth, I can only speak for myself, and I'm not at all offended. Jesus was a progressive revolutionary. Although he would associate with any common sinner, he had absolutely zero tolerance for the religious right of his day. The Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes that he confronted so frequently for their intolerance, greed and hypocrisy have come down to us as today's religious right.

Gwen, I thought you might be, because you're essentially such an oily gal. ;-) Plus your Samhain greeting of facebook, reminded me of my closing here. Thank you for your blessings. They are most welcome, as are you.

X~Ray Your Soul~1 said...

I was sent your Article through the email. Outstanding THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP. It's extraordinary the lack of reason in the far right. Pretty sad actually. I am at You Tube and do videos about how the "status quo" prefer to "Rule or Ruin" this country and keep us all fighting on some level or another. Again Thanks for your work. Hard to find sane Christians with this lot in office.

Gregory White said...

Pat Robertson vs. Larry Flynt debating about prostitution on radio show.

TomCat said...

Thanks X-Ray, and welcome. I visited your web page and found your videos fascinating.

Gregory, I watched the video, and frankly, I think you're perpetrating a hoax. The voice does not sound like his. In addition, I could find on reference anywhere on the web to the incident except for that video, not even on Urban Legends. May I respectfully suggest that Pat Robertson has given us so much authentic evidence of his own hypocrisy that to manufacture evidence in this fashion will serve only to hurt our credibility. Distribution of such material does us all a disservice.