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News Tips for Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on New Wiccan Crime Spree

In the wake of the little-heralded acknowledgement by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan that a local murder wasn’t some kind Wiccan ritual after all, it might be tempting for Sheriff Morgan to back down in general from his demonization of Wiccans. Such an approach would be kind, considerate, and fact-based. It won’t put Sheriff Morgan […]

Pensacola Sheriff Reported To Abandon Claim of Ritual Wiccan Blue Moon Cult Killings – National Media Silent

Journalism needs to develop some rituals procedures of its own. Prime among them must be the practice of staying around after opening a story with an explosive article to report what actually happens in the aftermath of the blast. […]

Ritual Crime Ring In Pensacola Broken Up By Escambia County Sheriff

Four men from Moreno Street in Pensacola have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their repeated gatherings to enact a blood ritual involving animal sacrifice. […]

The Right Wing Art Degree Context Of Dawn Perlmutter’s “Expert” Testimony About Ritual Murder

Yesterday, I described the huge gulf between wild assertions being made of a blue moon Wiccan ritual murder down in Pensacola, Florida and the actual facts that are publicly known about the case of the killing last week of Voncile Smith and her sons Richard and John. Police are saying that they believe the crime […]

Fact Check: Is There Really A Killer Satanic Wiccan Blue Moon Cult In Florida?

The Allegations:

– Pensacola police allege that three murder victims found in a house last Friday were killed as part of a Satanic or Wiccan ritual related to the “blue moon” that took place that day. – A neighbor referred to the killings as part of a “weird, satanic cult, witchcraft whatever”. – Escambia County […]

Don’t Blast O’Donnell On Witchcraft

Democrats who follow the anti-Wicca line of argument against Christine O’Donnell are allowing their partisan zeal to overcome their professed loyalty to the separation of church and state. […]

Why I Believe in Freedom of Speech and Action

In my policy preferences, I have a strong bias toward freedom of speech and action within constraints of responsibility. For instance, a person who falsely accuses another of a crime and sends an innocent person to prison should be liable for the harm done. And the freedom to “Do as thou wilt” extends only so […]

Sarah Palin and The Real Witches of Wasilla

If Sarah Palin thinks that she’s an expert on Russia because Russia is 750 miles away from Wasilla, then you’d think Palin might be inclined to say something on the role of new spiritual alternatives like Wicca, given that Wiccans are living and working right in her home town. […]