Witches set to cast 'binding spell' on Trump
By T.K. Randall
October 25, 2019 · 26 comments
Witchcraft and politics - an unexpected mix ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Malcolm Lidbury
Thousands of witchcraft practitioners are planning to cast a spell on US President Donald Trump later today.
Taking full advantage of the Halloween season, the ritual, which will cast a type of 'binding spell' in an effort to stop Trump from damaging the country, is scheduled for one minute before midnight tonight.
According to the organizers, the spell is not intended to do any actual harm to the President.
Witchcraft and politics might seem worlds apart, but self-proclaimed witches have been attempting to cast spells on Trump and other prominent political figures for years.
Last year, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was also a target of such rituals.
According to researchers, witchcraft (or Neopaganism) has been growing in popularity across the United States over the last few decades with the number of practicing witches growing from a mere 8,000 in 1990 to a whopping 340,000 by 2008.
In 2018, the Pew Research Center determined that there could be as many as 1.5 million.
Not everyone however is enthusiastic about this change.
"Some of them may be doing it thinking it's just fun, but they are gambling with evil, and just because their motive is one way doesn't mean they're not opening up an entry point for evil in their own life," said Roman Catholic priest and exorcist Father Vincent Lampert.
"I think evil will present itself as something good, maybe initially to attract people's attention, to draw people in, but then ultimately people are going to discover it's all about fracturing their lives."
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