Self-proclaimed “witches” are promoting through Facebook a “public hex” on newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this Saturday.
A Roman Catholic priest, meanwhile, has planned a special mass in response, explaining that when curses are aimed at people in a state of grace, “they have little or no effect.”
Abortion was a major issue in the fight over the nomination of Kavanaugh, who replaced Anthony Kennedy’s swing vote. While not having a judicial record on abortion, Kavanaugh, an observant Catholic, is regarded as a “textualist” who interprets the Constitution according to the text’s ordinary meaning.
Democrats fear he could be the fifth vote in a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which then would return abortion regulation to the states.
The “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh” is planned for Saturday in Brooklyn. The sold-out event is described as a fundraiser for an unidentified charity. A significant portion of the ticket sales also will go to the abortionists at Planned Parenthood.
“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s (sic) history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him,” the post says.
“He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and (sic) all of the axes you’ve got to grind. There will also be a second ritual afterward – ‘The Rits of the Scorned One’ which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent at longer.”
Meanwhile, Patheos reported Father Gary Thomas, an exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, plans a response.
“This is a conjuring of evil – not about free speech,” he said. “Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech. Satanic cults often commit crimes; they murder and sexually abuse everyone it (sic) their cult.”
The priest said that when curses “are directed at people in a state of grace, they have little or no effect.”
“The decision to do this against a Supreme Court justice is a heinous act and says a lot about the character of these people that should not be underestimated or dismissed. These are real evil people.”
He calls on people of faith to pray and fast.
WND reported a pastor from Alabama asked his congregation to pray against the witchcraft he said is attacking Trump.
Pastor John Kilpatrick, who founded the Church of His Presence in Daphne in 2006, said, “It’s time to pray for the president.”
WND reported last year when witches, Satanists and occultists boasted of meeting at midnight under the crescent moon in front of Trump Tower to partake in a “mass ritual” of casting a “binding spell” on Trump.
But they were rained out.
They had planned to gather in front of Trump Tower with an unflattering photo of the president, a tarot card, an orange candle, a small nail and an ashtray to call on the powers of dark magic to banish Trump and his agenda from office.
Their plan was a binding spell “at midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office,” wrote Michael Hughes, an organizer of the Bind Trump movement at the time.
“This binding spell is open source, and may be modified to fit your preferred spiritual practice or magical system – the critical elements are the simultaneity of the working (midnight, EST-DC, Mar-a-Lago, and Trump Tower NYC time) and the mass energy of participants.”
They had tried a month earlier, but no one showed up.
WND reported Christian leaders have said such spiritual threats should be taken seriously, condemned and countered.
Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries said at the time the left’s open embrace of demonic imagery is revealing.
“It shows that the level of hatred against Donald Trump is generated by Satan himself,” she said. “Donald Trump is not a perfect man. But he is trying to stop the runaway freight train of evil that has existed for eight years emanating out of Washington and the Democratic Party.
“The left is mesmerized by issues that tear down and that grieve the heart of God. Donald Trump doesn’t have the power to neutralize these people and their agenda, but he is trying to make significant inroads to stop the tremendous slide to the dark side in America. He has some solid Bible-believing Christians at his side. Together they can make a huge difference and repair some of the damage done by evildoers.”
Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, author of “God’s Day Timer,” at the time cited Deuteronomy 18:10-12 to argue those who use occult practices are an “abomination” in God’s sight, according to the Scriptures. He agreed with Markell that such practices are becoming common.
“We are living at the time of the coming of the Messiah,” he warned. “The world will be getting worse until Messiah’s return. We are to always pray for those who are our leaders. Not only should Christians pray, but they should get actively involved.”