FAR-LEFT LIBERAL CHRIS MATTHEWS BLAMES TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION ON ‘CRAZY CHRISTIANS’ WITH ‘MYTHICAL BELIEFS’ ABOUT ISRAEL

Chris Matthews connected President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign in Alabama. He said support for Israel among Evangelicals comes from their “crazy ideas about Israel.” “Don’t think this isn’t related to Alabama next week. It is related,” Matthews said. “Because it’s the Christian Evangelicals down there with their crazy ideas about Israel which is, I don’t know, mythical.”

MSNBC POLITICAL COMMENTATOR CHRIS MATTHEWS APPEARED ON “MORNING JOE” WEDNESDAY AND SAID EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF ISRAEL BECAUSE THEY HAVE “MYTHICAL” BELIEFS ABOUT IT.

“And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.” Revelation 22:6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jew-hating Liberals are coming off the rails in the immediate aftermath of President’s Trump announcement of moving the US Embassy and declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. Yesterday, Chris Matthews decried ‘crazy evangelical’ Christians who have ‘mythical beliefs’ about the nation of Israel. Beliefs like the Jews are God’s chosen people, that Israel is God’s holy land, that Jerusalem is the ‘city of the great king’, that Jesus Christ Himself will return in the Second Coming to fight the Battle of Armageddon and then set up a literal, physical, visible 1,000 Year Reign of perfect peace and righteous government, and that Jerusalem will be the center of the world. Yep, Chris Matthews, I believe all of that, and more. Matthews is going to see just how ‘mythical’ those beliefs in what the Bible declares to be true really are. 

Chris Matthews connected President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign in Alabama. He said support for Israel among Evangelicals comes from their “crazy ideas about Israel.”

“Don’t think this isn’t related to Alabama next week. It is related,” Matthews said. “Because it’s the Christian Evangelicals down there with their crazy ideas about Israel which is, I don’t know, mythical.”

“They don’t understand the situation over there, how tricky it is ethnically and tribally,” he added. “They don’t care because it’s a religious belief. Trump is playing into that this week; you watch him.”

Matthews justified his superior knowledge of the situation in Israel by citing the fact he once lived in Jerusalem, and he expressed support for former President Bill Clinton’s strategy of giving concessions to the Palestinians. He said the only hope for peace is for Palestinians to have hope East Jerusalem can be their capital, and in contrast, he argued moving the embassy to Jerusalem will cause deaths.

“DEATHS ARE COMING NOW BECAUSE OF THIS. YOU CAN JUST BET THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WE’LL HAVE HELL TO PAY FOR THIS TOTALLY ERRATIC DECISION BY THIS PRESIDENT,” MATTHEWS SAID. “EVERY PARTY THAT HAS HAD THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE ’48 HAS RECOGNIZED YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL OVER THERE.”

Despite the fact the past four official Democratic Party platforms have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a number of Democrats have spoken out against the president’s expected decision to move the U.S. embassy there. source

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Senior-level FBI agent kicked off Russia probe due to anti-Trump texts

According to a New York Times report, special counsel Robert Mueller removed a senior-level FBI agent from the investigation team due to text messages that he sent against US President Donald Trump.

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Yesterday (Saturday), the New York Times reported that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the Russia probe, removed a senior-level FBI agent from the investigation team due to concerns that he sent text messages against US President Donald Trump.

Agent Peter Strzok is considered one of the most experienced investigators in the FBI and previously assisted with the Hillary Clinton email investigation, before moving on to investigate Russia’s interference in the election. According to the report, Strzok was transferred to the FBI’s human resources department in the summer after text messages between him and a colleague were discovered, in which they criticized Trump.

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Strzok’s attorney refused to comment on the publication. A Justice Department spokesperson stated: “We are aware of the allegation and are taking any and all appropriate steps.”

As reported on Friday by JOL, Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. US media outlets are claiming that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was the “very senior” member of the transition team who instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials about a UN Security Council vote concerning Israeli settlements.

Morning Joe Calls For 25th Amendment To Be Invoked To Have President Trump Removed From Office By Force

The hosts of Morning Joe are using their show to rally members of Trump’s cabinet remove the president from office. This cabinet-led coup could happen via the 25th Amendment, host Joe Scarborough said Friday. That amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1967, deals with replacing a president who is no longer able to “discharge the powers and duties of his office,” which these hosts say applies to Trump due to his apparent mental incapacitation.

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The hosts of Morning Joe are using their show to rally members of Trump’s cabinet remove the president from office.

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.” The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, Article 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: How desperately sad and pathetic it is when all the Liberals can do is call for impeachment and military coups to try and stop President Trump from draining the swamp. Libs would do well to remember that Trump beat 16 Republican opponents in the primaries, beat a bought-and-paid for by the fake news media candidate Crooked Hillary, and continues to win or battle to a draw every fight he has had in the year he has been president. So rage on, little snowflakes, rage on. Trump will mop you up after you’ve melted. #maga

This cabinet-led coup could happen via the 25th Amendment, host Joe Scarborough said Friday. That amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1967, deals with replacing a president who is no longer able to “discharge the powers and duties of his office,” which these hosts say applies to Trump due to his apparent mental incapacitation.

“If you’ve been around mental health issues in your life … the pressure heightens, it gets worse,” Donny Deutsch said Friday. “And we should be frightened right now. We should be — there is nothing glib about it.”

“At what point do you go to article 25? [sic]” Deutsch asked.

Deutsch said he’s able to diagnose a change in Trump’s mental state: “I have known him for 20 years and I’ve spent hours and hours with him, everything from negotiating leases to at-school functions to hours and hours of interviewing him on my old show. He’s not the same guy. You can see it in his eyes and in his speech pattern, and most frighteningly his behavior. I think there’s something else happening here. If you’ve been around mental illness and whatnot, I think he’s feeling the noose around his neck tightening with Mueller.”

“So take a guy who is mentally unstable,” Deutsch continued. “Now put a gun closer — metaphorically, closer and closer to his head, and I think that’s what you’re seeing this week. I think there’s a new level, and I think we’re going to see it heightened as these two stories are coming together. His mental health and the Russian inquiry are coming together and it’s going to crescendo in even more insane behavior.”

Scarborough also predicted Trump’s mental health would deteriorate.

“My mom has dementia,” Scarborough said. “She had pre-dementia for several years. My father’s death, the pressure of that, is when we really lost her. And so it got exponentially worse very first. The more pressure you’re under in this — if this is, in fact, the problem, the worse it gets.”

Scarborough said that Trump confidantes agree with him that Trump has “mentally devolved.”

“There is no doubt mentally, and maybe it’s the pressure of the campaign and this, everybody that’s known Trump for years says he has mentally devolved, and I just want to know when it’s safe to start talking about it and writing about it,” he said.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said mental health experts warned him that Trump’s behavior would get worse.

“I mean, it’s just extraordinary. How much worse can it get?” he asked. “I fear it can get worse, and the people who are professionals in mental health frankly tell me this doesn’t get better. This probably won’t get better. It’s not going to resolve itself somehow. And as you said, he tends to want to escape the people who could keep him on the straight and narrow, so maybe we need to shut down Mar-a-Lago.”

During a conversation about Trump’s retweets that caught the ire of British lawmakers, Deutsch went further, declaring that this behavior shows he’s a “sociopath.”

“And you know who does things without any thinking about repercussions?” he asked. “A sociopath.”

On Thursday, Scarborough said the 25th Amendment was created for situations like this.

“He is completely detached from reality, we had a New York Times and Washington Post piece saying so a couple of days ago, and the question is Mika,” Scarborough said, “if this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for, I would like the cabinet members serving America, not serving the president” to act accordingly.

“He is completely detached from reality, we had a New York Times and Washington Post piece saying so a couple of days ago, and the question is Mika,” Scarborough said, “if this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for, I would like the cabinet members serving America, not serving the president” to act accordingly.

On Friday, Scarborough was more circumspect, though still advocating for removing Trump from office.

“The 25th Amendment, again, Mika, it wasn’t put for a situation like this,” Scarborough said. “It’s hard to wonder — it’s very complicated, but you do wonder.” source

 

FUMBLE: NFL FAN BOYCOTT CAUSES 480,000 PEOPLE TO CANCEL THEIR ESPN SUBSCRIPTION IN MONTH OF OCTOBER ALONE

Put this together with ESPN’s daily dosage of liberal activism,  their disastrous handling of the Jemele Hill controversy, the Robert Lee fiasco, coupled with the likelihood that NFL games might soon disappear from their network; and it’s very hard to see why anyone will be watching the network in the next few years. Of course, at the rate in which the NFL is alienating its fan base, there’s every chance that the NFL won’t be the biggest sport in the land in 2021. And that’s fine, ESPN and the NFL deserve each other.
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THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WAYS, IN WHICH BUSINESSES JUDGE WHETHER THEY’RE HAVING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS DAY. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE LOSING OVER 15,000 CUSTOMERS A DAY, THAT IS GENERALLY FROWNED UPON.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Still don’t think boycotts are effective? Try half a million former NFL fans dumping their ESPN subscriptions to protest in one month alone players disrespecting the playing of our National Anthem. The financial fallout is real, and the NFL is scrambling to find the right combination of words to make it all go away. The ironic part is that a simple but sincere apology from the League to the fans would kinda do the trick. But will they do it? Can they do it? Nope. They are going to “ride it out” until the wheels fall off. Funny thing is the wheels are already off. 

No doubt, there are many frowns being worn on the faces of ESPN executives after reviewing the October Cable Coverage Estimates. ESPN lost over 15,000 subscribers for every day ending in “y,” during the month of October.

To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of losing Sacramento, California, the 35th largest city in the country, in a month. While many would welcome the loss of Sacramento, for a variety of reasons, when discussing losing a city of that size in a ratings context, it’s horrifying.

THE TRUTH BEHIND ESPN MASSIVE LAYOFFS:

ESPN’s far-Left Liberal agenda has been driving viewers away for the better part of 2017 now, but it’s reaching a fever pitch with the current NFL boycott by fans over the player’s Anthem protests. The people who cancelled their ESPN subscriptions last month in October removed $10,536,000.00 from the network’s bottom line. Ouchies, that hurts. 

OF COURSE, ESPN ISN’T THE ONLY CABLE SPORTS GIANT TO LOSE MASSIVELY AMONG SUBSCRIBERS.

FS1 584,000 households in the month of October. Though, it is noteworthy, that FS1’s ESPN-esque decline has coincided with their efforts to repeat the mistakes of ESPN. In October, FS1 brought the Reverend Jesse Jackson on Undisputed, the network’s flagship debate show, featuring Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.

Not surprisingly, Jackson bashed President Trump and used slave references to describe the how players are treated in the NFL. This move, straight out of the ESPN playbook, seemed really odd considering that FS1 has branded themselves as being everything that ESPN is not. However, considering that incident, in addition to the daily drumbeat of liberal insanity coming from Shannon Sharpe; and one gets a pretty clear picture of why the network which branded itself as the alternative to ESPN, has suddenly become just like ESPN.

Still, these numbers are particularly disastrous for ESPN. Who, due to its ever shrinking subscriber base, will likely no longer be able to afford Monday Night Football after 2021. That will leave the self-described “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” without any broadcast partnership with the biggest sports league in the land.

Put this together with ESPN’s daily dosage of liberal activism,  their disastrous handling of the Jemele Hill controversy, the Robert Lee fiasco, coupled with the likelihood that NFL games might soon disappear from their network; and it’s very hard to see why anyone will be watching the network in the next few years.

Of course, at the rate in which the NFL is alienating its fan base, there’s every chance that the NFL won’t be the biggest sport in the land in 2021. And that’s fine, ESPN and the NFL deserve each other. source

PROOF POSITIVE THAT CROOKED HILLARY AND THE DNC FUNDED PHONY TRUMP-RUSSIA STORY COMES TO LIGHT

Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community.
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THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC) HELPED FUND RESEARCH THAT RESULTED IN A NOW-FAMOUS DOSSIER CONTAINING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIA AND POSSIBLE COORDINATION BETWEEN HIS CAMPAIGN AND THE KREMLIN, PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER SAID.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Within the past 24 hours, two enormous, blockbuster stories connecting Hillary Clinton with Russian uranium, Russian collusion, and a phony Trump story attempting to connect Trump with Russian prostitutes. Both these stories have mountains of proof attached to them, and today the Clinton spox are on every news program that will have them, desperately trying to spin it all away. What is coming to light now is exactly what we have been saying would happen, and exactly what ever one of the tens of millions of Trump voters have known to be the truth the entire time. It is time to #LockHerUp

Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community.

Elias and his law firm, Seattle-based Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’ research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’ research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.

Fusion GPS gave Steele’s reports and other research documents to Elias, the people familiar with the matter said. It is unclear how or how much of that information was shared with the campaign and DNC, and who in those organizations was aware of the roles of Fusion GPS and Steele.

CLINTON CAMPAIGN, DNC PAID FOR ANTI-TRUMP DOSSIER RESEARCH:

THE DOSSIER HAS BECOME A LIGHTNING ROD AMID THE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN’S POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIA. TRUMP TWEETED AS RECENTLY AS SATURDAY THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND FBI SHOULD “IMMEDIATELY RELEASE WHO PAID FOR IT.”

Steele previously worked in Russia for British intelligence. The dossier is a compilation of reports he prepared for Fusion. The dossier alleged the Russian government collected compromising information about Trump and the Kremlin was engaged in an active effort to assist his campaign for president.

U.S. intelligence agencies later released a public assessment, which asserted that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to aid Trump. The FBI has been investigating whether any Trump associates helped the Russians.

Trump has adamantly denied the allegations and has dismissed the FBI probe as a witch hunt.

Fusion GPS’ work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate.

When the Republican donor stopped paying for the research, Elias, acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, agreed to pay for the work to continue.

THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN PAID PERKINS COIE $5.6 MILLION IN LEGAL FEES FROM JUNE 2015 TO DECEMBER 2016, ACCORDING TO CAMPAIGN-FINANCE RECORDS, AND THE DNC PAID THE FIRM $3.6 MILLION IN “LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE CONSULTING’’ SINCE NOV. 2015 — THOUGH IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL HOW MUCH OF THAT WORK WAS FOR OTHER LEGAL MATTERS AND HOW MUCH OF IT RELATED TO FUSION GPS.

After the election, the FBI agreed to pay Steele to continue gathering intelligence, but the bureau pulled out of the arrangement after Steele was publicly identified.

The dossier was published by BuzzFeed News in January. Fusion GPS has said it did not give BuzzFeed the document. Officials have said the FBI has confirmed some of the information in the dossier. Other details have yet to be verified and may never be. source

WITCHCRAFT GOES MAINSTREAM AS DC-BASED ‘CITYWITCHES’ AIMS TO BRING THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC TO YOUR TOWN

Images of witches being veiled in darkness, casting spells over cauldrons endure, but a new generation of Wiccans and witches have established growing communities in D.C. and across the country.  Like other Wiccans and witches, Stephens has come “out of the broom closet” — a term that refers to publicly revealing one’s beliefs as a Wiccan or witch. They are fighting back against misinformation about Wiccans and witches.
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TEIGHE THORSEN IS A 29-YEAR-OLD D.C. RESIDENT AND WITCH WHO COFOUNDED THE GROUP CITYWITCHES IN 2016.

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy  18:10-13 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Have you noticed that over the last few years, the fake news media has been running lots of “positive and uplifting” stories on the witch and wiccan communities? And just coincidentally, of course, they always seem to be right in time for Halloween. Gone are the pointy hats and wart-filled noses. Today’s witch is a ‘boss babe’ who is looking to ‘enhance her positivist’ by ‘connecting with the universe’. And if along the way she needs to cast a spell or two, what’s the harm? In every dispensation and in every age, God is against the black art of witchcraft in all its various forms. Today’s witch wants to put distance between themselves and the Devil, but that won’t work. The Devil is in the details.

To celebrate Samhain, a Wiccan festival that falls on the evening of Oct. 31, Washington, D.C. resident Elizabeth Stephens usually prepares a pot of jambalaya to honor her late grandmother and a plate of roast beef in memory of her parents. She marks the festival with witches and fellow Wiccans, who offer their own dishes as a part of the day’s feast. The table they set becomes patterned with platters that were the favorites of family members and friends.

As a part of the celebration, a black cloth is held above the heads of the attendees and cut with a knife through the center, representing an opening between the spirit and material worlds. After some time has passed, participants encourage the spirits to return to their realm and the cut in the cloth is sewn.

Images of witches being veiled in darkness, casting spells over cauldrons endure, but a new generation of Wiccans and witches have established growing communities in D.C. and across the country.

Like other Wiccans and witches, Stephens has come “out of the broom closet” — a term that refers to publicly revealing one’s beliefs as a Wiccan or witch. They are fighting back against misinformation about Wiccans and witches.

STEPHENS SAID SHE LOVES HALLOWEEN.

“It’s a celebration of the witch. You can have sexy witches, you can have scary witches, but it’s still a celebration of the witch. Even if the witch isn’t shown in a positive light,” said Stephens, a 37-year-old Wiccan who also practices witchcraft.

Teighe Thorsen is a 29-year-old D.C. resident and witch who cofounded the group CityWitches in 2016.

Thorsen said she created the group, which includes Wiccans, Pagans and other occultists, as “a place where the alternate outcasts of magic can actually come together and talk.”

“We’re getting a lot of youth, a lot of people generally under 30, although not always, who are trying to find somewhere in their life that they actually have power,” she said. “They’re trying to find it in something that is non-dogmatic and something that is just their own — mystical, different, badass and empowering.”

Since starting CityWitches, Thorsen said she has seen an increase in interest from those inspired by her magic, including the rituals she writes on her Instagram, and a rise in members on the group’s Facebook page.

On her Instagram, Thorsen posts pictures of and describes in detail her magical practices. In one photo, she set up candles around a pentagram, with tarot cards, amethyst crystals and feathers surrounding the shrine. She occasionally posts photos of herself that show her colorful hair and amulets of jade and lapis lazuli.

Witches have repeatedly captured Americans’ imaginations. “The Craft” and the “Harry Potter” series are all hits, along with television shows like “American Horror Story: Coven.” But the visibility can create problems with perceptions. “This Halloween version of witchcraft” has made people assume about what Thorsen’s practices are, she said.

“Those are fantastical interpretations of what a witch is, but there is a little bit of truth to it,” Thorsen said. “There are things that you can do to affect certain results around you that most people won’t pick up on but you know how to do it.”

ALL MAGIC INVOLVES COMPLETING CERTAIN THINGS, LIKE SPELLS, TO CREATE CERTAIN CONSEQUENCES THAT A WITCH WANTS, THORSEN SAID.

“It [magic] is a tool for personal development and empowerment as well as for changing your environment, for helping the people around you, and fear is never welcome. Fear is the antithesis of forward momentum,” Thorsen said. “What I practice in magic is fearlessness.”

Whereas witchcraft includes magical practices that can change from witch to witch, Wicca is a religion with a set structure, according to Penny Verin-Shapiro, a professor in the anthropology department at California State University, Fresno. Verin-Shapiro spoke to Wiccans and witches, studying their separate systems of beliefs, for her 2014 book “Central Valley Pagans.”

Verin-Shapiro found in her interviews with Wiccans and witches that many of them didn’t seem to fit into the religions that they followed previously and stumbled on something that made them want to convert. She said that the influx of information on the internet has contributed to more individuals identifying themselves within modern-day witchcraft and Wicca.

“It’s [the internet] made it a lot easier to find out information that was hidden before and to find a group, if you want to a group to work with or to learn from,” Verin-Shapiro said. “There’s just a whole lot more information out there now that is easily accessed.”

Along with the availability of information, a more accepting attitude toward other religions has allowed Wiccans and witches to be more vocal and visible with their beliefs, according to Verin-Shapiro.

“The general public has become more accepting that not everybody has to be Christian, that there are many ways to worship,” she said. “So it has become easier for some people to come out of the broom closet.”

Being “out of the broom closet” hasn’t always been an option.

For centuries, the word “witch” was associated with witch trials, including the famous Salem witch trials in the 17th century, which accused some of practicing and performing magic.

Witchcraft didn’t begin and end with the witch trials. From Caribbean Santería to Italian Stregheria to various voodoo practices in West Africa and Louisiana, witches have discovered methods to magic and medicine within themselves in the past and present.

Modern-day witches have created their own collection of magic practices, inspired by centuries of witchcraft from across the world, according to Laura, a 58-year-old Wiccan high priestess who asked News4 to withhold her last name because she does not want her children to be harassed because of her beliefs. She said she has considered herself a witch for more than 30 years.

“Within every faith, you can find some sort or form of magic worker or belief in energy, in that you are able to work with the energy forces,” Laura said. “Not all of those people would have necessarily called themselves witches, of course. But they were working with the same constructs.”

LAURA SAID SHE HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN MAGIC SINCE CHILDHOOD. SHE FOUND WICCA THROUGH A TEACHER, WHO SAID SHE COULD TRACE HER TEACHERS BACK TO THE FOUNDER OF THE MODERN-DAY WICCAN MOVEMENT.

Gerald Gardner, a member of the Masons, combined elements from ceremonial magic and folk tradition into what he coined Wicca, which means “to bend,” according to Laura. She studied different degrees of mastery in Wicca to become a high priestess.

“For me, it is literally seeing the giant web of life and how every touch upon it affects something else in ways that are often unexpected,” Laura said.

From honoring an earth goddess with a mindfulness about one’s effect on the environment to an awareness about the three-fold law, which says that any action put out into the world comes back to someone three times, the Wicca that Laura follows teaches her that “we fully responsible for our own words and that includes what goes beyond ourselves.”

Laura said that her teachings and traditions in Wicca aren’t all necessarily followed by other Wiccans or witches, who may observe a completely separate set of customs.

“If you talk to five witches, you are going to get ten different answers,” she said.

LAURA HAS HEARD OTHERS DESCRIBE WHAT THEY THINK HER RELIGION IS ABOUT: DANCING NAKED, WORSHIPING THE DEVIL AND SACRIFICING ANIMALS. THOSE IDEAS ARE FAR FROM THE TRUTH, SHE SAID. SHE SAID SHE KNOWS A MAN WHO LOST VISITATION RIGHTS TO SEE HIS CHILD BECAUSE A JUDGE MISCONSTRUED HIS BELIEFS WITH SATANISM.

“I’ve had people not take me seriously. I’ve had people be very condescending to me. ‘Are you a good witch or a bad witch?’ kind of thing. I kind of looked at them and said … ‘Find out,” Laura said.

Stephens too said she has seen how stereotypes have seeped into how people understand her beliefs. Once, when she was reading a Wiccan book of spells at a McDonald’s, a cashier asked her about the book. While Stephens explained her faith, the cashier told her that “Evil never makes sense.”

“It was the worst experience that I’ve had as a witch,” Stephens said.

Still, in the coven of three other witches that she’s a part of, Stephens has found a family that she sees almost every week in Virginia.

“A lot of people think that we’re evil, that we’re spawn of Satan, that we worship the devil. We don’t even believe in hell, much less Satan,” Stephens said. “We’re people. We have as much variety within ourselves as a group as any other group.”

“We’re not all painted with one brush. There are witches that I would not associate with, but there are Christians that I would not associate with and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and Sikhs,” she added. “Every faith has its own share of bad apples. But just because there are a few bad apples does not mean that we are all bad apples.” source

CRAZED LIBERAL RYAN CLAYTON DEMONSTRATES ‘LOVE TRUMPS HATE’ BY SCREAMING AND THROWING RUSSIAN FLAGS AT PRESIDENT

Capitol police took hold of Ryan Clayton after he began yelling and escorted him away from the press gaggle. Clayton was previously kicked out of the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference after he distributed Russian flags to attendees. Reporters noted that Clayton was also spotted with the press gaggle earlier this morning when Senator Bob Corker was being interviewed about president Donald Trump.
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A LIBERAL PROTESTER MANAGED TO BREACH SECURITY AT THE CAPITOL BUILDING TUESDAY AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ARRIVED FOR A LUNCH WITH REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO TALK TAX REFORM.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The next time you come across some Alt-Left Liberal spouting “love trumps hate” and talking about “peace, diversity and inclusion” you better run for cover because it’s highly likely that person is getting ready to snap and go postal on you. Today’s case-in-point comes from Liberal nutjob Ryan Clayton who threw Russian flags as the President passed and screamed like a wounded animal. Ahh, ‘when they go low, we go high’. Haha…funniest thing ever. 

The protester, who some reporters have identified as Ryan Clayton — the president of Americans Take Action — began yelling from within the press gaggle before throwing Russian flags on the floor as Trump passed.

“Trump is treason,” Clayton yelled. “This is not about tax reform!” (NTEB subscription readers click here to view video.)

IT IS UNCLEAR HOW CLAYTON WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT INTO THE PRESS AREA–HE WOULD NEED VALID PRESS CREDENTIALS IN ORDER TO GET PAST CAPITOL SECURITY.

“That’s a very unusual breach of decorum for us to experience here,” MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt said.

Andrea Mitchell confirmed, “the president was walking down the corridor right off the Senate floor on the second floor of the Capitol, one of the most secure places in Washington. We saw something we’ve never seen here before.”

Capitol police took hold of Ryan Clayton after he began yelling and escorted him away from the press gaggle. Clayton was previously kicked out of the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference after he distributed Russian flags to attendees.

Reporters noted that Clayton was also spotted with the press gaggle earlier this morning when Senator Bob Corker was being interviewed about president Donald Trump. source