Anti-Witch and Pro-Palin: Kenyan Minister at Heart of Latest Controversy Over Faith-Based Politics

In the video below, Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin credits and praises a Kenyan Minister named Thomas Muthee with helping her to achieve the Alaskan governorship through prayer. It turns out the Muthee also hunts down witches and makes Rev. John Hagee look positively normal.

At a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God on June 8 this year, Mrs Palin described how Muthee had laid his hands on her:

“As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold. And he was praying “Lord make a way, Lord make a way. And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it. He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.”

For an update and video of the blessing (including to be protected from witchcraft), click here.

She might also have enlisted him in some good old witch hunting. After founding the Prayer Cave in 1989 in Kiambu, Kenya, Muthee reportedly says that he spoke with God and was called to the United States where he would be embraced by Palin and her church. While in Kenya, he says that he discovered that the community was inundated by witchcraft: “We prayed, we fasted, the Lord showed us a spirit of witchcraft resting over the place.”

He even identified one witch known as Mama Jane, who ran a competing “divination” center called the Emmanuel Clinic. He declared that she was responsible for a rash of car accidents and led a crusade against her — a movement that would trigger calls for her to be stoned to death. She was eventually arrested and then fled the area.

It is certainly an example of “small town values” but perhaps not the quite type that the campaign is looking for.

For the video, click here.

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55 thoughts on “Anti-Witch and Pro-Palin: Kenyan Minister at Heart of Latest Controversy Over Faith-Based Politics”

  1. The debate alone will be OK, Biden will have to handle it w/o noun verb and 9/11 quips and Sarah will please those who like Sarah and the election will be settled on other matters

  2. dummidumbwit
    1, October 1, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Sarah will probably do alright

    Alright at what?

  3. Sarah will probably do alright, but it may be too late. John McCain didn’t realize he needed the guy who promised to get Auto Jobs back in Michigan and managed to get elected Governor of Massachusetts as a Republican, but that’s hindsight, Obama and the Axelrod Machine are too smooth and Bubba’s down in Florida acting right like he always ends up doing? Obama is more centrist than you think just ask Limbaugh and Buchanan when they aren’t spouting red meat.And Michelle will keep him out of trouble for 8 years, they are more balanced and regular people.

  4. I know of only one sure fire way to determine whether Mama Jane (or Sarah Palin for that matter) is a witch:

  5. It doesn’t matter, I heard that the broom Sarah was flying around on lost power when the Market dropped 500 points, and the she was last heard in the Bering Sea shouting I’m Melting!!!! Melting!!!!

  6. 6crowley9,

    I haven’t come across any transcripts of sermons by Bishop Muthee. Sorry.

    DE

  7. Dark Energy,

    Is there anywhere where I can find Muthee’s sermons in text rather than as audio files that you know of?

    Peace Crowley

  8. Mama Jane a witch?!! Please!!!!
    If you lived in Kenya, you would understand that traffic accidents are not caused by supernatural forces but rather through pure human error and stupidity. Name any major highway in Kenya and my guess is you will find a record of hundreds, if not thousands of accidents that have happened on it. This is due to the EXTREMELY poor state and maintenance of practically all roads in the country. Secondly, try and find a Kenyan who has never or who doesnt know anyone that has driven while drunk! We are talking here of a country where thousands of motorists drive drunk EVERY SINGLE DAY. The popular saying is that the `car will find its way home’ if its owner is too drunk to do it himself.
    So, the theory of traffic accidents on Kiambu road can be easily discounted just by those two examples, not to mention overspeeding by both motorists and public transport vehicles (Matatus).

    And as for charlatans such as Pastor Muthee, well, he is not the first one (nor will he be the last one apparently) to claim some God-given gift for sniffing out witches. Thousands of churches such as his have mushroomed all over the country, preying on a superstitious citizenry that will believe anything that promises to alleviate their fears and sufferings. And yes, someone DOES go laughing all the way to the bank after the dust settles, and that someone is Pastor Muthee and his fellow witchunters. Religion is BIG business in Kenya, believe me.

  9. Dark Energy,

    I wasn’t able to find Muthee’s sermons on KingGate, although it looks like a wonderful site. Do you have a more specific link?

    Thanks,

    Jill

  10. A minor correction…

    In my post about the Muthee sermons, what I called the first sermon is actually the second and vice versa. The sermons are listed in reverse order on the KingsGate site. Grr.

    Mr. Turley… feel free to edit my comment.

    Thanks.

  11. Audio of two sermons given by Bishop Muthee are available at the KingsGate Church website…

    http://www.kingsgateuk.com/Articles/3516/Kingsgate_Community_Church/Resources/Teaching/Download_Sunday_Messages.aspx

    At about 16:30 of the first sermon, Mr. Muthee recounts meeting a woman who told him that her prayers resurrected a dead child brought to some sort of prayer meeting in Bolivia. Muthee declares that he longs for such meetings.

    At about 23:45 of the second sermon, Mr. Muthee declares that the more violent and committed believers become the quicker they will see things happen in their communities.

    I’m at the point where I’d like to know the extent of Governor Palin’s relationship with the strange Mr. Muthee.

    DE

  12. rafflaw
    1, September 17, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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    CMM,
    I know who the Wiccans are. They are the ones who make those chairs, right?

    😐

    Yea… that IKEA sh$t I think…

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