Rick Perry Voodoo Dolls: This Witch Says “Banish Them!”

I am a practicing witch, and I can laugh at my belief system; I do easily and often. It is just as goofy sounding as other people’s (Transubstantiation? Space lice from exploding volcanoes? Flying donkey?). But I do cringe at things like these Rick Perry voodoo dolls because they perpetuate dangerous, off-base stereotypes and do nothing to help either pro-choice factions or non-Christians.

When it comes to the Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry’s plans to shut down Texas abortion clinics [corset maker Michelle Sinched of Mr. Sinched] is the exact opposite of amused. Now she’s taking the fight to the man she calls “Governor Goodhair” in her own way; with voodoo dolls of the Governor complete with tampon pins to act out your anger and or hexes upon his person…

Each Perry voodoo doll is handmade by Sinched from materials left over from her many other projects. You can purchase a casual Perry doll in a anti-abortion coat hanger T-shirt for $25, or a suited version for $30. They are also available as a pair for $50, and each comes with a blank sign so you may write the pro-life slogan or Perry gaffe of your choice. The clothes are removable.

Sinched plans to give all profits to Planned Parenthood.

Earlier this month at an Austin, Texas  rally

the prolife side sang Amazing Grace. The pro-abortion side tried to drown them out by shouting “Hail Satan!”

Now granted those leading the chant might have been agitators. Or they might have been anti-Christian pro-choicers. Still, yuck.

Fundamentalists view the battle against abortion as a holy war, a Crusade. Those who are pro-choice have a variety of reasons for wanting abortion rights and access to birth control. Despite what the creepier areas of the interwebs would like to make you believe, very few, if any, of those reasons have to do with sacrificing babies to some dark force which would then uh make things worse than they already are. Here’s where the theology gets complicated and stops making sense. But basically, for fundies abortion– followed closely by The Gays–is the reason everything is wrong in America.

Fundamentalists want to make abortion about religion, about theocratic control of the individual. By countering with voodoo dolls and chants of

Hail Satan

pro-choicers are just playing into their hands.

10 Responses to "Rick Perry Voodoo Dolls: This Witch Says “Banish Them!”"
Gerhart | Tuesday July 16, 2013 07:30 pm 1

Image: Mmmm, Pyewacket – Bell Book and Candle Cat Beard. Most excellent.

Also, mor beneficial would have been chants of “MMM, Shai Hulud”


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:15 pm 2

Now granted those leading the chant might have been agitators.

In Texas there are enough open Satanists willing to appear in front of Bible Toting Fundies who like to bomb and shoot at abortion clinics?
Unless Black Sabbath was in town on tour no. These were plants sent by Perry.
I doubt anyone can find a real Satan group in Texas with a history of political activism.
Also metal heads and Satanists tend to be teen age guys Women tend to go to abortion protests.
Or lets put it another way imagine going to a chick flick marathon and finding all guys.
The screens don’t match christmas trees decorated with halloween pumpkins.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:22 pm 3

Despite what the creepier areas of the interwebs would like to make you believe, very few, if any, of those reasons have to do with sacrificing babies to some dark force which would then uh make things worse than they already are.

Yeah most of these guys play heavy metal records backwards and invite girls who are probably drunk to grave yards on Halloween.
Sure there are some serious cults out there but cult leaders like money and the money disappears once you get on the cops radar.
Unless its a suicide cult but those guys withdraw from the world and those guys have guns it is very weird for any of them to start getting involved in politics.
Violent Cults are a Man thing and tend not to do anything that undermines Male domination of females.


Twain | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:23 pm 4
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 3

The Tea Party is nothing but a cult and dangerous.


greenwarrior | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:26 pm 5

Personally, I really like the idea of the voodoo dolls. Creative and entertaining. And all the profits go to Planned Parenthood.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:28 pm 6

But I do cringe at things like these Rick Perry voodoo dolls because they perpetuate dangerous, off-base stereotypes and do nothing to help either pro-choice factions or non-Christians.

I think Rick Perry voodoo dolls might be a joke in poor taste or they might be a move by Perry Plants to make him the Shoe in Fundy candidate for President.
Think Joe the Plumber we should investigate these plants this is to smart for Perry to have thought of I smell Karl Rove.
Or a Fundy Preacher who has been preaching about Satan and Abortion recently acting like a firefighter who sets fires just to put them out and be a hero.
Any Texas Pups want to investigate a bit more we need license plates of these Supposed Satanist if they show up again.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:30 pm 7

Whats the best way to discredit Wendy link her to Satan. Whats the best way to turnout the Fundies elect a Black President Link Wendy supporters to Satan.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:31 pm 8
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 3

There are at least two Church of Satan outposts in Texas.However they have distanced themselves from the chanters, the guy who wrote this article is asshat reactionary, but at least he made the point:

A writer at the WND website spotted that the UK Church of Satan Tweeted this after the story broke:

Unfortunate to see Satan’s name used in such a diabolical manner. Another example of what ‘Satanism’ doesn’t represent. #HailSatan

— UK Church of Satan (@UKChurchofSatan) July 3, 2013


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 16, 2013 08:55 pm 9
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 7

exactly.


stevetalbert | Wednesday July 17, 2013 06:28 am 10

Maybe this is why they took away that lady’s tampon.

I get the first two, but the only God I know that flies is a spaghetti monster. A donkey would be blasphemous.


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