After an occult bookstore in Brooklyn, New York made headlines for its plan to host an event to hex newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, members of the clergy have stepped up to engage in a battle they believe is taking place in the spiritual realm.
“The decision to do this against a Supreme Court justice is a heinous act and says a lot about the character of these people that should not be underestimated or dismissed,” Father Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, told the National Catholic Register (NCR). “These are real evil people,” he added.
As ChurchLeaders reported earlier this week, Catland Books has sold out tickets to an event this Saturday, October 20, 2018, designed to rain curses down on Kavanaugh. The co-owner of Catland Books, Dakota Bracciale, hopes the event will galvanize the left. “The whole thing is going to be really cathartic, whether you believe it or not. The right has churches but the left is scattershot. The left is where you’re going to find atheists, secularists, humanists, people who follow non-traditional religions. So how are you going to get all of us together in times of trouble? That’s what we’ve been doing,” Bracciale told the Guardian.
Father Gary Thomas Is Taking the Hexing Seriously
Father Thomas, who pastors Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, California, announced he is hosting “Mass for Kavanaugh” on Thursday, October 18, 2018, and Saturday, October 20, 2018—the day the hexing event is scheduled to take place. The hexing event is not something to take lightly, according to Father Thomas, who was “appalled” by the event. “I sent this to a load of exorcists yesterday and their reaction was similar to mine. That shows this is not something that is make believe.”
As an exorcist, this is not the first time Father Thomas has grappled with the occult. He told NCR he has witnessed people harmed by physical illness, psychosis, depression and even demon possession after being cursed. However, he says, if a person is in a state of grace, curses “have little or no effect.”
Father Thomas, who has served as an exorcist for 12 years now, says he has witnessed those who dabble in the occult becoming more comfortable announcing what they are doing. Whereas in the past those who associate with satanic spirituality tried to keep their actions and beliefs private, that is changing now. “They are more confident that the general public will be more accepting of the demonic,” he told NCR.
NCR reports word is spreading among Catholics to fast and pray for Kavanaugh in light of these spiritual threats.
Another Christian group, Intercessors for America, published a prayer for Kavanaugh, designed to counteract the hexes. In addition to asking for God’s protection over Kavanaugh and his family, the prayer asks specifically that the curses would be turned into blessing. The prayer also addresses those involved in the hexes:
As these self-proclaimed witches and warlocks speak out of their pain and anger against male authority figures, we ask that Your Holy Spirit heal their hearts to encounter the unconditional love of the Heavenly Father. For those who are blinded by their bitterness, we ask for mercy and for supernatural intervention to open their minds to the Way, the Truth, and the Life. For those whose minds are set against You, we cut off their influence and ask that You render their reputation ineffective and totally empty.
Meanwhile, the popularity of Catland Book’s hexing event has grown to the point of necessitating a second event, which will take place on November 3, 2018. Saturday’s event, which has a public event page on Facebook, currently shows 1,600 people “going” and 15,000 people “interested.”