“Ritualistic” Blue Moon Killing That Didn’t Happen on the Blue Moon

Religious prejudice is an ugly thing. Homeland Security worker's triple homicide was blue moon ritual killing, says Florida Sheriff – Boing Boing.

The sheriff “claims” that this was a Wiccan killing done on the blue moon. But there is a problem with that statement…

That’s a little confusing. The recent blue moon (a second full moon within one calendar month) was on Friday, July 31, not the Tuesday date the sheriff referenced. “The sheriff did not explain the discrepancy and his office did not return a telephone call seeking clarification,” AP reports.

So it didn’t happen on the blue moon, but it was timed to happen on the blue moon. Really? Maybe the Sheriff (Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan) is a bigot as well as an idiot. Maybe he should revisit the West Memphis Three – 3 teenagers sent to prison for murder because they were outside the mainstream, not because they were really guilty. Maybe he just hates Wiccans.

Even if the killer was Wiccan, does not mean it is a ‘ritualistic murder.’ A hammer – the weapon used – is not a Wiccan ceremonial object. And are all killings by Christians ‘ritualistic Christian murders?’ Of course not. But it is still tough to be a religious minority in this country.

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This is Why Religion Has No Place in Government

Bigotry is an ugly thing. Even when Christians practice it. Silent protest, boycott greet Wiccan priestess at Iowa House.

The Christians expect everyone to be civil and accepting when a Christian invocation is performed. But they can’t even show up or show a modicum of respect. Because you know, they are right and everyone else is wrong. (It says so in their book.)

If he were a member of the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Rob Taylor believes he would peacefully protest the morning prayer by a Wiccan priestess.

So the West Des Moines Republican turned his back Thursday and prayed silently as Cedar Rapids Cabot witch Deborah Maynard appealed to “god, goddess, universe, that which is greater than ourselves.”

He considers any religion he doesn’t know about/approve of a “demonic influence.” Way to promote tolerance in a diverse society Mr. Taylor.

About half the legislature just didn’t show.

So if they are so upset when a non-Christian gives a prayer, why don’t they just cancel the whole thing? Anyone could say their own prayers to their own gods on the way to the chamber and be done with it. But no, they wouldn’t go that far.

And just standing quietly by respecting other peoples’ beliefs is not what the Levant does.