The NRA blog is claiming that anti-gun witches are hurling curses at them and they’re playing the victim of hateful attacks on their rights.
Unsurprisingly, the reality is a little less Harry Potter and a little more nature and peace. The Wild Hunt, a news and commentary site for “modern pagans” posted links to a documentary that depicted practicing pagans doing a binding ritual to protect the world from the NRA and President Donald Trump.
Paganism focuses on natural aspects of faith and can be used to describe anything from Shamanism, practiced primarily by Indigenous communities, or Wiccans. David Salisbury, who identifies as “an activist Witch with a social justice bent,” is seen in an apartment with a group doing a binding ritual.
The project is part of an ongoing #BindTrump cause for those who joined the Magic Resistance.
Filmmaker Patrick J. Foust explained that he “felt like the whole world came crashing down around us” on election night. “I saw the Trump Tower binding,” he told Wild Hunt, “and realized there was this tremendous opportunity to tell a story about how this election of Donald Trump has affected spiritual beings, affected all of us really.”
At one point in the documentary, Salisbury condemns the “charged climates of hatred specifically from the last presidential election” and “literal Nazis marching the streets.”
Watch the trailer below:
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President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.
As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.
"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.
John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.