"Curiousier and curiouser," as it was written in "Alice in Wonderland." So now it's Sarah Palin and a blessing from a witch hunter. Just another revelation in the campaign.
The Times Online of the UK, in an article "Palin Linked Electoral Success to Prayer of Kenyan Witchhunter" (9/16/08), reports that Pastor Thomas Muthee, "...whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witch hunt against a Kenyan woman who he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells."
In Kiambu, Kenya, Pastor Muthee identified a local woman named Mama Jane, who ran a fortune-telling center, as a source of witchcraft responsible for the car accidents. After he did so, the townspeople began to demand that she be stoned, police raided her home, killed her "demonic" pet python and questioned her. She eventually left town. In his sermons, Pastor Muthee called this witch hunt "spiritual warfare."
It was Pastor Muthee who laid hands on Palin and prayed for her, asking in part, "In the name of Jesus, every form of witchcraft is what you rebuke in the name of Jesus."
This past June, according to Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" (9/24/08), shown above, Palin praised the pastor and recounted his blessing: "He said, 'Lord, make a way and let her do this next step,' and that was exactly what happened. So, again, very, very powerful coming from this church. So that was awesome about Pastor Muthee."
Shannyn Moore, Alaska radio journalist, told Olbermann that Palin's church in Wasilla "...embraced him. They knew what this pastor's record was. He ran on the fact that he had chased a witch out of a town and that he was able to do this sort of spiritual warfare, which is something they talk about a lot at this church..."
As the nation confronts economic turmoil and the war in Iraq continues, it's reassuring to know that we have a potential vice president who has been protected from witchcraft.