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If you thought Obama had a pastor problem, it’s time to retool your notion of fringy Traveling Salvation Shows. VP Candidate Sarah Palin credits Pastor Thomas Muthee with her winning the gubernatorial race in Alaska. The Irregular Times writes about the pastor’s history with literal witch hunts a.k.a. the ruthless persecution of women.
Muthee wanted to get control over the town of Kiambu, Kenya – a place just outside of Nairobi. Not content to set up a church and slowly gain the trust of the local inhabitants, Muthee decided to get publicity and gain political power through a piece of cruel theater.
Muthee chose a local woman named Mama Jane who happened to work as a fortune teller. Mama Jane had never caused much trouble before, but she was an important target for Muthee, because she was a close associate of town’s leaders. Muthee accused Mama Jane of being a sorceress – a witch who was engaging in spiritual warfare to curse to town of Kiambu.”