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Published:September 20th, 2008 19:53 EST
Palin Has Kind Words For Witch Hunting Preacher

Palin Has Kind Words For Witch Hunting Preacher

By Robert Paul Reyes

Americans recoil in horror when we remember the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the hanging of fourteen women and five men. We gain some comfort knowing that this outbreak of religious hysteria took place in 1692, and that in the ensuing centuries we have rejected the superstitious belief in evil Christian-hating witches.

But some Christian sects still believe in the existence of evil witches who cast demonic spells and seek the destruction of believers.

There are witches in America, but they are peace-loving souls who worship Mother Earth -- they cast spells to bring about good and they shun evil.

"The pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witchhunt against a Kenyan woman who he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells.

At a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God on June 8 this year, Mrs Palin described how Thomas Muthee had laid his hands on her when he visited the church as a guest preacher in late 2005, prior to her successful gubernatorial bid.
In video footage of the speech, she is seen saying: "As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he`s so bold. And he was praying "Lord make a way, Lord make a way."

Sarah Palin, a Pentecostal, has high praise for a "man of God" who harassed and persecuted a Kenyan woman who was accused of being a witch. No doubt, in 1692 Sarah Palin would be one of those calling for the teenage witches to be burned at the stake.

Do we really want a woman one heartbeat away from the presidency, who gushes in adulation over a minister who brags about his penchant for witch hunting?