September 22nd, 2010
12:52 PM ET
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GOP candidate's witchcraft dabbling worries Wiccan

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(CNN) –The high priestess followed the media coverage this weekend and grew concerned.

Not only had a woman who is running for the U.S. Senate once lumped witchcraft with Satanism, a horrible insult in and of itself, but also she then went on to distance herself from that earlier statement, calling those who practice witchcraft "questionable folks."

Once again, the Rev. Selena Fox realized, it would be on her and other Pagans to educate.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Whatever she rambled on about on television back in '99 was incoherent and didn't add up. Sounds like she might have been just a little wacked-out...first date at midnight on a satanic alter with blood on it, dabbled in witchcraft, and a bunch of other nonsense. Of course the Neo-Confederates censored that on Fox...so they have no idea what she said on camera like the rest of us do.

    September 22, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. Me love you long time John McCain

    They should be worried,look what hapened to Johnnyboy McCain.

    September 22, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  3. ChumBucket

    Ok, so, love the Islamic extremests, but hate the wiccens, right...

    O'Donnell is doing the absolute right thing by avoiding you freaks in the National media, you don't really want to do anything for her except tear her down.

    And since all politics are local, she is absolutely doing the right thing by staying in Deleware, good for her.

    And I got news for all you libtards, O'Donnell will win in November, you can take that to the bank.

    September 22, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Cheney and Armey are a couple of Dicks

    The devil is in the details. O'Donnell is one of the few that can screw up her satanic worshipping, by calling it witchcraft. I always felt that Delawarians were intelligent, but 35,000 voted for this moron.

    September 22, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. A True Centrist

    Now this is an important news story...way to get the scoop cnn, you should be proud.

    Rumor has it that a guy down the street from where I live thinks he may have been a vampire in a past life...maybe you can get an exclusive with him for your next story.

    September 22, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. Dan Beach

    Soooo!...funny...no way absolutely no way is she qualified to hold a senate seat...I see NO victim...

    September 22, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. Michael

    Doesn't she represent the same party whose fringe members wanted the Harry Potter books banned? I do not believe this woman can be trusted. I'm wondering if Sarah Palin and her were seperated at birth? What she syays depends on where she is and who she's addressing which makes her another politician not to be trusted.

    September 22, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  8. Steve, New York City

    Maybe just shows O'Donnell's incredible lack of education (hmmm – of course, this is all just liberal media – and the American people should not call "a spade, a spade" if we believe that the politician in question suffers from "blunt stupidity" – Palin, anyone?).

    Of course, with some on these "fringe" Tea Party types, when does harmless stupidity become truly dangerous stupidity? If one of these half-wits actually has to craft legislation? Or maybe, we hit that point when their ongoing witless, incendiary comments against ANYONE who is not a right-wing caucasian, inspire a new class of Timothy McVeighs?

    September 22, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Jennifer

    Give me a break. Wicca isn't witchcraft. Even though some hysterical and dramatic people in Wicca claim to be witches, Wicca is a simple nature-based religion.

    There's a huge difference between your classical "witches" and your average Wiccan.

    September 22, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Not all of us are so uneducated or naive as to connect altars with wiccans. Only those that are close-minded and dead set on one path that she dictates for all else to follow. Republicans.

    September 22, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Peter s

    Abracadabra!! Lol, Just past midnight tonight , with a single stroke of my middle finger I just turned my self from a flying National witch into a local witch!!

    September 22, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Eric

    Christine O'Donnell the teenage witch, vs. Coons the tax-hiking Bearded Marxist.

    In a year when we the people are giving the boot to ALL tax-hiking marxists (bearded and otherwise), I'd bet Delaware voters end up holding their noses and voting for O'Donnell, cauldron, broom and all.

    If she goes to washington and does NOTHING, she'll be better than a go-along-to-get-along RINO tax-hiking-enabler.

    Honestly folks, 535 EMPTY SEATS would be an improvement... at least the spending would stop and the market might actually gain some confidence.

    September 22, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    REPUBLICANS are questionable folks. They are the ones that have destroyed this country. Their coven is the Hoover Institute, which Stanford has no ties with, for good reason. Its off campus.

    September 22, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. rkt

    It is up to you to educate us?? No thanks, you can believe your fairy tales, just like everyone else who can't accept reality for what is is.

    September 22, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. diridi

    enough of this partisan drama by these old idiots...just vote Democrats....be a true American....GOP will take the nation to the hell just like they did for 10 years....no more GOP thugs...

    September 22, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    She is now hiding behind faux news, which she doesn't consider national news (neither does anyone with a brain, but . . . .) so I guess we will never know more about her lies and expenditures because she will get soft silly little questions on her "unfactual" version of the truth.
    It's funny the "lame" stream media makes these bimbos and then they turn around and give them the finger.
    Those silly teabaggers and that dumb MSM!
    I guess you all deserve each other.

    September 22, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  17. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    America must have forgotten it was said Repubilican President candidate Sarah Palin went to see witchdoctor high priestess.

    September 22, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. OBAMA YOU CAN'T STAND THE TRUTH!!!

    What is wrong with you imbeciles. For the last 25-odd years what has been the mosat popular movies that the teen-agers enjoy. Werewolves, vampires and witchcraft. This was just a fad for this fine lady. It does not meAn she praticed witchcraft, took an oathe to the Devil or anything of that nature. Your doing to her what you have done to anyone opposing the Democrat party. Blasphemed them with your untruths. You must remember tha it has only been a little over 150 years ago that OBAMA and his OBAMANITES forefathers were dancing around pots and roasting pits of their fellow human beings to feast upon. Also dealt in and some still are witchcraft, voodoo and killing each other every Saturday night. So stop the bullcrap. If you believe in God and I hope you do you will not allow the Media and the Demogods destroy this woman's career as you did Hillary's when she opposed Obama with her being a racist. WHEN WE KNOW WHO THE RACIST ARE. IT IS YOU WHO HATE!

    September 22, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. bill

    you right wing fools wanted this witch.now you have her.GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE.

    September 22, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  20. Bob in PA

    Geez, another sub group that we have to worry about insulting. Enough already.

    September 22, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  21. ABM

    I don't think the American people have problems with witches or wiccans. The problem is that people like mini-me run their mouths spouting Republicant talking points (church, god, no to Obama, I'm for corporations, anti-muslim, etc.) when all the while their background paints a sharp contrast. She is just another liar attempting to join the club of liars in Wahsington.

    I just wish more of this comes out for every Republicant out there b/c they think they are so much better than us.

    The truth IS out there!

    September 22, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  22. Cretaceous1

    It is really very hard to understand how human beings with such ignorant childish involvement in at best juvenile behavior can be unbridled to gain standing as candidates in modern elections today. This country is up against horrendously serious problems and we have elementary school mentality entering the political picture as viable candidates that are supposedly mentally equipped to tackle these major problems with postive results! Utterly appalling!!!

    September 22, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    Honestly? Seems to me that respecting, worshipping and deifying the natural elements, what we observe in nature, natural events and occurences, etc. makes a whole lot more freekin sense than inventing a magic invisible sky-dude with superpowers who not only conjured up the universe in 6 days but is extremely judgmental, loves to punish, and pays very close attention to what you do in your bedrooms and whether you go to Church to be tithed every week and tell him how wonderful he is and what a lowly, obedient servant you are.

    BTW, anyone want to venture a guess as to how you measure 6 days without a rotating earth traveling around a sun? Theory of relativity anyone? Or did the magic sky-dude decree that a "day shall constitute 24 hours, which shall constitute 60 minutes, etc etc" and then carefully start the Earth spinning at the correct rate?

    September 22, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  24. jake tap

    HOW DARE................. media , folks , and all them fake members of congress which you people are truly noted hypocrites; whom i'am sure have seen your share of altars,rituals, and initiations........ all you moose ,elk ,mason, skull and bones who are the ones who really calls the shots in this country. how dare you take this wpman to task as a child she did childish things....... she just might scott brown you folks.

    September 22, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  25. #Omegaraiel

    Modern day witchcraft is all about loving the Earth, flowers, and herbs. Satanism is different and Odonnell is an idiot.

    September 22, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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