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Pro-choice witch sells voodoo dolls of Gov. Rick Perry to raise money for Planned Parenthood
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Posted on 08/24/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by Morgana

A woman who makes corsets for fetishists and those who practice bondage has come up with a novel way of making money for Planned Parenthood. Michelle Sinched, who lives in Houston, Texas, wanted to protest the legislation banning late term abortions and setting up safety guidelines for abortion clinics. So she’s making and selling voodoo dolls of Governor Rick Perry.

You can’t make this stuff up.

The voodoo dolls, which come with pins, range in price from $25-$30. The $25 version sports a t-shirt with a coat hanger on it. The more expensive version is attired in a tuxedo. Each voodoo doll holds a placard which buyers can decorate with pro-abortion sayings (such as mockeries of pro-life slogans). You can buy a pair of both dolls for $50.

Sinched, who calls herself “The Sinch Witch”, came up with the idea shortly before the bill was signed into law by Perry, whom she has nicknamed “Governor Goodhair.”

According to Sinched:

“I was inspired to make them because I wanted to figure out something I could make that would send a message and raise money for Planned Parenthood. What’s better than sticking pins in Gov. Goodhair or burning him at your own doll sized stake? I would probably best describe myself as pro choice and pro life. No one ever wants to face the abortion choice but it happens. I believe no one has the right to make that choice but the woman it affects. I was once a client of PP and I have felt a great deal of gratitude for them being available when I had no insurance and could not afford birth control or annual well woman check ups.”

Defenders of Planned Parenthood commonly make the argument that women will have nowhere to go for medical care and birth control if Planned Parenthood facilities close. However, there are six community medical centers offering free or low cost family planning and women’s health services in Brazos Valley, Texas, alone.

I asked members of the pro-life Facebook community “Pro-Life Pagans’ for comments. One member, Alexandra, who identifies herself as a witch of the Gibralter family tradition, has this to say about Sinched’s actions:

“Her beliefs aside, I find it ironic that she claims she is both pro choice and pro life, but is selling voodoo dolls where people can do harm with intent. How is that being pro life?”

She also spoke out in support of the very bill that Sinched is protesting:

“[Sinched] also focuses on women (totally ignores men who are also involved in making babies), but then seems to have issues with Texas demanding that abortion clinics have to be up to surgical standards. With the millions they make off the back of abortions and money from private donations as well as the government you would think the least these clinics could do is to ensure there is a sterile environment as abortion is a surgical procedure. Why is abortion considered anything less than surgery where the highest cleanliness should be involved? Planned Parenthood is using this as a red herring.”

Alexandra also mentions that if Sinched considers herself a Wiccan (a pagan belief system that differs from Alexandra’s but which is popular among those who identify as witches), she is going against the tradition of Wiccan teachings:

“…she should also be following the Wiccan Rede of do no harm. Abortion kills. And that is not very Wiccan-like or following the benevolent beliefs of Wicca.”


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; michellesinched; notprochoice; obamacare; plannedparenthood; proabortion; prolife; rickperry; texas; witchcraft; zerocare
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

This can possibly bring about some annoyances for Perry, but if he keeps his firm faith in Jesus he will likely ride them out pretty quickly. Who’s bigger, Satan or God? These witches are cheering madly for the loser in an eternal rout that isn’t even close.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 7:02:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Morgana

For it to “work” according to the available info, she would need hair clippings, fingernail clippings, a swatch of cloth or something that belonged to him.
Wonder if she considers herself a bokor or a huongan/mambo.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 7:07:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Morgana

Michelle Sinched, I invoke the Rule of Three upon you.

/she’ll understand


4 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:21 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Morgana

I hate to tell her this, but unless she’s managed to get some of Rick’s hair or fingernail clippings, those dolls aren’t going to work.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 7:11:47 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Morgana

I thought Wendy Davis was fund-raising again......


6 posted on 08/24/2013 7:11:50 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Morgana

Saw “Pro-chose witch and thought they were talking about someone else named Nancy or Hillary.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 7:22:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Morgana
This thread needs some appropriate music:
8 posted on 08/24/2013 7:24:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Morgana

Is Planned Parenthood still accepting donations earmarked for killing black babies?


9 posted on 08/24/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Fiji Hill

You forgot “Voodoo” by Godsmack and “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 7:25:50 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Another plot to “Leave it to Beaver.”


11 posted on 08/24/2013 7:28:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Morgana

And today an African American woman with Planned Parenthood was lauditory of them giving Martin Luther King Junior the MARGARET SANGER award.....oh the irony


12 posted on 08/24/2013 7:28:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Morgana
But Sarah Palin asking folks to "target" Dems to get them voted out of office was appalling (to libs....)!!

To be a liberal, you must be capable of extreme double standards (and mentally ill....).

13 posted on 08/24/2013 7:28:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Fiji Hill; Morgana
Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
14 posted on 08/24/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Morgana

“Season of the Witch” by Donovan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92HjH1GG3ro


15 posted on 08/24/2013 7:30:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

They think they are the normal ones.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 7:31:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

http://youtu.be/9SSUQxGjZZ4


17 posted on 08/24/2013 7:34:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Morgana

Oh noes!


18 posted on 08/24/2013 7:37:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Morgana
Governor Perry IS a doll!

Leni

19 posted on 08/24/2013 7:38:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Perry may not be the best debater in the world, but he never waivers on his Faith.


20 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Morgana

IMO, this is clearly a hate crime. What if someone was selling the same items with Obama or Sharpton’s likeness? GEE WHIZ... a rodeo clown can’t look like O but some baby killing buffoon can sell voodoo dolls of Perry? BS!


21 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:54 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Morgana

“An it harm none, do what thou wilt” should include no harm to the pre-born as well...

Much less a governor.

The 3-fold law will haunt them for this stupidity.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 7:43:30 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Morgana

23 posted on 08/24/2013 7:45:30 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like Perry needs a Hexenspiegel, German for “witch mirror”, which is just one or more ordinary mirrors, but reflects evil back at itself times three.

The best part is that such mirrors are an “active defense”, in that they do the work so you don’t have to sully yourself turning back evil. So, for example, a good Christian could use one without delving into witchcraft themselves.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:48:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Hoodat
Devil Woman - Cliff Richard

Indeed! Michelle Sinched is rolling down the Lost Highway.

25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:50:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Sounds like Perry needs a Hexenspiegel

Maybe Perry should plant some wolfbane in his window box and start carrying a crucifix.

26 posted on 08/24/2013 7:53:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Morgana

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DlK5N-Lcvjc#
Sully Erna “sinners prayer”

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RVMvART9kb8#
Pantera “cemetery gates”

Unrelated, but its handy.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 7:54:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Morgana
I asked members of the pro-life Facebook community “Pro-Life Pagans’ for comments. One member, Alexandra, who identifies herself as a witch of the Gibralter family tradition, has this to say about Sinched’s actions:

“Her beliefs aside, I find it ironic that she claims she is both pro choice and pro life, but is selling voodoo dolls where people can do harm with intent. How is that being pro life?”

Well, at least it's clearly "pro-choice."

If a position is so repugnant and illogical that its proponents hide it behind the euphemism of "choice," its proponents may be expected to favor the repugnant and the illogical.

28 posted on 08/24/2013 8:00:12 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Morgana

http://youtu.be/LjPlhb4f9P8
Frank Zappa “Cosmik Debris”


29 posted on 08/24/2013 8:04:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: jeffc
To be a liberal, you must be capable of extreme double standards (and mentally ill....).

It's called "doublethink."

30 posted on 08/24/2013 9:13:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Darksheare

Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?


31 posted on 08/24/2013 9:49:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat

Heh heh heh.
Gotta love that song and the random stuff within it.


32 posted on 08/24/2013 9:54:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Morgana

Did she use an ear of neut?

Pray for America to Wake Up


33 posted on 08/24/2013 10:06:17 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: catnipman

Really? I’d take great pleasure in telling her they arent going to work at all no matter what she does.


34 posted on 08/25/2013 3:05:26 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Hmmm...I think thats a bit suspect. If a good christian was to use one of these, although they would not be directly dabbling in witchcraft surely they would be implying that they believe in the efficacy of such things?


35 posted on 08/25/2013 3:08:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Darksheare

[ For it to “work” according to the available info, she would need hair clippings, fingernail clippings, a swatch of cloth or something that belonged to]

Don’t forget a rooster to sacrifice, that’s how O was elected.


36 posted on 08/25/2013 5:29:39 AM PDT by damncat
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To: Vanders9

That’s a very old and unresolved issue in Christianity. In its first thousand years, much of what priests did outside of church was to provide protective amulets, prayers, and atonement for sin as well as blessings to ward off evil.

The point being that there was no real distinction between real, physical evil conducted by people against people, and less visible evil that still caused harm, from a less obvious direction, such as a peculiar disease.

It was a major leap to make that distinction, but it was never complete, because it really couldn’t be.

For example, in this case, the woman really hates Perry and wants to harm him. She is using voodoo dolls as a symbol of that hate to rally others to hate him as well. So there is some real evil intent.

However, while the casting of a voodoo spell itself isn’t illegal, if she is threatening to do him physical harm, it may be; as well as if she is encouraging others to do him physical harm. So even the law is a bit nebulous on the subject.

However, Christianity reenters the picture because it does recognize that some things tend to ward off evil. Holy water, the crucifix, sanctified soil, salt, and yes, mirrors, along with many other things are seen as “Christian magic” to thwart witchcraft, not witchcraft itself.


37 posted on 08/25/2013 5:55:42 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Nifster

Kind of like Himmler being called to plant a tree in Israel.
Stupid people abound.....good gawd almighty


38 posted on 08/25/2013 6:56:03 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

exactly


39 posted on 08/25/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
CERTAIN strands of Christian thinking recognise things like that - but there is a a large variation in attitudes. I personally do not subscribe to such superstition at all because I dont want to encourage it. It gives the forces of evil more credence than they deserve. You start off having a holy mirror to "deflect" evil and the next thing you know youre avoiding walking under ladders, burning black cats and checking chickens entrails to see whether you should move house or not! :)

The only real Christian "magic" is prayer, and that's not specifically designed to ward off evil.

I agree with your legal analysis (very thorough and informative in fact - well done). However, consider that the casting of spells is only illegal because we dont believe in their efficacy. Once we do start thinking they can really adversely affect people, then the next stage is to make them illegal, and before long we are back, literally, to witch hunts.

I agree there is evil intent here, and possibly incitement to commit harm (which definitely is illegal) but that's going to be hard to prove.

40 posted on 08/26/2013 2:49:47 AM PDT by Vanders9
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“The only real Christian “magic” is prayer...”

I would suggest that there are two other forms of Christian “magic”.

The first is science. A lot of “magic” is just embracing phenomena, perhaps with some sleight of hand, illusion and showmanship. But if you are familiar with scientific theories of phenomena, you can dispel “magic” with “scientific proof” that it is not magic.

That this is a Christian thing is a truism, because the philosophy of the scientific method, and the acceptance of science as genuine, can both be claimed by Christians. For many religions, science is still looked at as questionable.

There is a witticism that “Scientific knowledge does not dispel the fear of the gods”; but in Christianity, it does.

The other Christian “magic”, can best be called “pre-scientific”, objective pragmatism. Called things like “old wives tales”, it boils down to *not* ascribing magic to things you don’t understand, but trying out things that can mitigate them. A huge example of this is herbalism.

This is different from science, but it ignores “magic” and says, we don’t know what causes this problem, but ‘x’ seems to fix it.

The best fairly recent example of this prescience has little to do with traditional Christianity, but came about under the pseudo-Christianity of “healing witches” in South America. They blend some Christian and scientific ideas with traditional healing practices for their patients.

In practice, they have a similar personality to western doctors, and are seen as professional people by the Indians.

In any event, decades ago, some very persuasive individual convinced these healing witches of the efficacy of the powerful magic known as antibiotics. My point is that once it was proven to them that they worked, they seamlessly integrated it into their practices.

“I need to you burn three green candles, while praying to Saint Lucia, and take three Amoxicillin pills a day, once with each meal, until you have taken them all.”

While on the surface it is easy to say that the antibiotic does all the work, the psychological and spiritual side of things should not be ignored, because both are important facets of the healing process.


41 posted on 08/26/2013 6:39:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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