The Tea Party movement is not my cup of tea. All that bad history and hysteria is a real turn off. Still, I do find it amusing that its Senate primary upset in Delaware has presented the Republican party with a Christian fundamentalist who was once a practicing pagan, or dabbling witch, if you prefer. It harkens back to the wrong century for the Tea Party, but instructive nonetheless.
Some of my best friends are neo-pagan witches. I wonder whether Christine O'Donnell ever hung with Niszsa Zeron and the Waters of the Brandywine Grove of Reformed Druids in Newark back in the late 1980s. Maybe we shared a horn cup of single malt (hell of a good sacrament) at the Solstice fire back in the day when I dabbled in druidism. [Damn. How did that slip out? Now I will never get to be a Tea Party candidate for national office. Bummer.]
I would think better of her if she had been dancing at Lughnasa in her teens, rather than playing Stairway to Heaven backwards on her turntable, her subsequent conversion to right wing conservative Christian notwithstanding. There is an ancient tradition of pagans turning to the Cross (although not always willingly). This is nothing for her less tolerant fundamentalist backers to get their hair shirts in a bunch over.
I say, "An' it harm none, do as thou wilt." Don't call it a youthful indiscretion. Who among us is without sin or skulls on our bookcases skeletons in our closets?
And pass the single malt, witch. Much better than tea. Should have called it the Whiskey Rebellion. I could get behind that.