The most recently added member of the U.S. Supreme Court is not popular. Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the bench in the midst of a storm of controversy wrought in large part by the credible allegations of sexual assault which he faced. In response, witches organized a ceremony to “hex” the judge in New York — and for one prominent “exorcist,” they’re the bad guys.
San Jose, Calfornia’s Father Gary Thomas — whose work as a supposed exorcist has attracted attention in the past — denounced those organizing and assembling for the event as “evil.”
He complained to a Catholic writer:
‘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.’
In response to the witches’ plan, Thomas will be offering Mass on behalf of Kavanaugh on Thursday and Saturday.
He’s seemingly among those on the right quite convinced that the ceremony planned for Saturday at New York’s Catland Books poses a real and tangible danger to Republicans, including Kavanaugh.
‘This is a conjuring of evil — not about free speech. Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech. Satanic cults often commit crimes; they murder and sexually abuse everyone in their cult.’
There’s no apparent evidence that “Satanic cults” murder and sexually abuse everyone in their cult. Besides, if they murdered everyone, they wouldn’t have much of a cult left, would they? Thomas doesn’t seem to have thought that one through, although he maintains a following all the same.
Catland Books has hosted hexing events in the past targeting President Donald Trump himself, and he’s still kicking — so it’s not clear what makes this situation different for Thomas and Kavanaugh.
Is Thomas so convinced that the stories of Kavanaugh’s past aren’t true? Are those the work of “demons” too? What if Kavanaugh is actually a serial sexual abuser, and the hex planned by the witches will find a great place to land? Is it part of Thomas’ belief in his exorcism to stick up for credibly accused sexual predators?
So many questions remain.
For their part, those behind the Catland Books event simply hope to host an opportunity for those concerned about and affected by the epidemic of sexual assault in the United States. That, unlike some of the other issues raised in this article, is verifiable and affects untold millions of women.
The event’s EventBrite page invites readers:
‘Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh and upon all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and its 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. He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target.’
Kavanaugh’s ascent through the judiciary brought out many who shared their stories of sexual assault in an effort to get someone to heed their concerns. Many on the right have refused to listen, however.
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