In what is being dubbed the “magic resistance,” witches across the nation have announced the launch of a “mass spell” to be held at every waning crescent moon in an effort to remove President Trump from office.
The Facebook page “Mass Spell to Bind Donald Trump” has over 12,500 likes as of press time and more than 13,000 followers. Various covens throughout the U.S. participated in the first spell on Friday, invoking the Wiccan spirits to stop both the president and his supporters.
“[We] bind Donald J. Trump so that his malignant works may fail utterly,” a video of one of the rituals, held at midnight around a fire, shows one group of black-clad witches chanting, “that he may do no harm to any human soul, nor any tree, animal, rock, stream or sea.”
“And bind, too, all those who enable his wickedness,” they recite. “And those whose mouths speak his poisonous lies. I beseech thee, spirits, bind them all as with chains of iron. Bind their malicious tongues. Strike down their towers of vanity.”
Throwing cards bearing Trump’s image into the fire, the group then chants “You’re fired” repeatedly, pointing their fingers toward the burning photographs. They break out into laughter after declaring “So mote it be.”
The witches state that they will continue their ritual with every waning crescent moon until the president “is driven from office.”
Michael Hughes, who posted the instructions for the witch ritual online, contended that the spell is not meant to curse anyone, but serves as “ripping the bullhorn from [Trump’s] hands, smashing his phone so he can’t tweet, tying him up, and throwing him in a dark basement where he can’t hurt anyone.”
“It’s the magic equivalent of being slapped down by the courts and to stop the damage that he’s doing,” Hughes also told the Boston Globe. “This is kind of an atonement to say, ‘We are going to try all means necessary, even if it sounds kooky.’”
Reports of the Wiccan rituals have spurred some Christians to remind those in the Body of Christ to pray for their leaders—something that Karl Payne, a former sports chaplain, said that Christians should have been doing anyway.
“Christians should not ‘begin’ praying for President Trump; they should already have been praying for him and his administration, just like they should have been doing for Presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama when they were president, whether they were one’s first choice, second choice or no choice,” he told WND.
“Maybe it is time for Christians to be motivated by courage and faith rather than compromise and fear,” Payne stated. “Maybe it is time for Christians to step out of the closet too; seems everyone else already has. … Jesus did not hide, the apostles did not hide, the early Church did not hide, so why should we hide?”
He said that Christians must stop compromising and trying to blend in with the spirit of the world.
“Maybe Christians should view blending into culture rather than shining through it as the compromise that it really represents rather than an art form to be perfected,” Payne posited. “Jesus was perfect, and the Romans and Jewish leadership still teamed up to crucify Him. Why should we think that if we make friends with everyone, and try not to offend anyone, we will be treated any better than Jesus in this country or around the world?”