No, seriously. It is amazing that in a time where we have put men in space, decoded the human genome, and made cookies and cream into an ice cream flavor, that we can have a candidate belong to a church this crazy and still be politically viable. But it is even worse than you might imagine: Sarah Palin's pastor, Thomas Muthee, is a witch hunter... Excerpted from The UK Times:
According to the Christian Science Monitor, six months of fervent prayer and research identified the source of the witchcraft as a local woman called Mama Jane, who ran a “divination” centre called the Emmanuel Clinic.
Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly declare her a witch responsible for the town’s ills, and order her to offer her up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu.
Says the Monitor, “Muthee held a crusade that “brought about 200 people to Christ”.” They set up round-the-clock prayer intercession in the basement of a grocery store and eventually, says the pastor “the demonic influence – the ‘principality’ over Kiambu –was broken”, and Mama Jane fled the town.
So here we stand at the crossroads of history and the sign post reads "21st Century & the Salem Witch Trials."
Speaking of witchcraft, isn't weird how his voice changes 13 seconds into the video?