By now, if you're aware of the U.S. Senate race in Delaware, you've probably heard about Christine O'Donnell's brush with the occult. Yes, apparently she admitted on Bill Maher's show that she "dabbled into witchcraft." Frankly, in keeping with my standard of not letting a candidate's religion bother me, I don't really care. That's right. As a red-blooded conservative American Christian, I don't care if Christine O'Donnell is or was a witch. It irks me when the far right mumbles about Obama being a Muslim. It irks me when the media harps on a candidate's temporary foray into witchcraft.
Instead of worrying about O'Donnell's witchcraft, I'd be more concerned about Chris Coons dabbling in Marxcraft. In fact, Coons not only dabbled in this dark art, he claimed to be a card-carrying practitioner. Perhaps his declaration was more hyperbole than a confession; but even being a quasi-Marxist would still most likely lend itself to a wealth distribution ideology that would make Chairman Mao smile.
Personally, I'd take a practicing witch who understands and advocates Constitutional and conservative principles over a church-going Christian who moonlights as a Marxist. As long as Chris Coons is going to be Harry Reid's "pet," I don't care if he's sitting in the pew next to me: I'm not going to support him for U.S. Senate if I'm a citizen of Delaware.
The media's bizarre obsession with tearing down conservative women like O'Donnell and Palin while covering up for Marxist candidates is probably not going to pay off in the long run. But back to the concept of O'Donnell practicing witchcraft. Isn't it the typical response of the media to protect those who practice religions outside of Christianity? We're constantly told how tolerant we need to be of Islam. But does this tolerance extend to Christine O'Donnell?
As she has recently pointed out, O'Donnell's dabbling days are over. She proclaims herself to be a Christian. Shouldn't we take her at her word, as we should with President Obama? Shouldn't we believe her when she says that it was part of her youthful past? After all, it worked for former Klansman Robert Byrd. But unfortunately, I'm afraid that there are limits on what the media is willing to forgive and forget.
However, if nothing else, I'm sure that O'Donnell the witch and Coons the bearded Marxist have their Halloween costumes already picked out.