“We come against the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!”: Thomas Muthee, Sarah Palin’s Sexist Witch Hunting Supporter, Preached in Wasilla This Week—and Max Blumenthal of the Huffington Post Was There!

This weekend, Max Blumenthal of the Huffington Post went to Wasilla Assembly of God to see Thomas Muthee, Sarah Palin’s exorcist and witch hunting supporter, preach.

He smuggled in microphones and tiny cameras so that he could get some documentation of what he saw and heard—and he promises to share some of these things within the next week.

For now, he offers this first-hand account, and, once again, Muthee is talking in dominionist terms, and seems obsessed about witchcraft:

On the first night of services, Muthee implored his audience to wage “spiritual warfare” against “the enemy.” As I filmed, a nervous church staffer approached from behind and told me to put my camera away. I acceded to his demand, but as Muthee urged the church to crush “the python spirit” of the unbeliever enemies by stomping on their necks, I pulled out a smaller camera and filmed from a more discreet position. Now, church members were in deep prayer, speaking in tongues and raising their hands. Muthee exclaimed, “We come against the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!” Then, a local pastor took the mic from Muthee and added, “We stomp on the heads of the enemy!”

Did he say python spirits?

That seems to me worthy of a Monty Python retort:

To read an extended discussion of Thomas Muthee’s witch craze activities in Kenya, see here.

To read a BBC article on witch hunting in Kenya, and its primitive pervasiveness, see here.

To see footage of Thomas Muthee laying hands on Sarah Palin, see here.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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