Family Research Council Senior Fellow: I’ve Personally Met Witches That Are Advising Obama’s Team [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch:

Televangelist Jim Bakker hosted Robert Maginnis, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and Family Research Council senior fellow on his program today, and questioned Maginnis about President Obama’s nomination of a Muslim-American attorney to be a federal judge.

Bakker saw the nomination as a sign that the Obama administration gives “preferential treatment” to Muslims while “the cross is being degraded in America, the Christians are being—the very thing Jesus said would happen in the Last Days, that we would be, because we serve God, we would be attacked, we would be hated for the name of Christ’s sake. It seems like our nation is kinder to other faiths and Christianity is being put down further and further and further.”

Maginnis wholeheartedly agreed, claiming that “the persecution against Christians” is rampant in the Pentagon and that the Obama administration “is aggressive against Christians.”

He even said that he had “personally met” with witches who told him that they are advising high-ranking government officials in Washington, D.C. “I know that there’s demonic forces in that city,” he said. “I have personally met people that refer to themselves as witches, people that say they advise the senior leadership of the country. We invite within the federal government people to advise us and often some of those advisers, I think, have evil motivations, things that you and I would not approve of.”

  • LackofFaithify

    Like I told you in bed last night, I AM Legion, not a witch. Ughh.

  • txstevo

    Why is he meeting with witches? Did he sit next to one on a plane or something?

    • Sashineb
      • EweTaw

        Western Airlines was based here in my home town. And those of us who remember flying that airline always get real sad. It didn’t matter what time of day or what class seat you were in, you were offered as much champagne as you wanted. Granted, the stuff came out of a bottle with a bottle cap, but it wasn’t that bad tasting. I have fond memories of climbing aboard one of their many 727s at 7:00 am and being offered plastic cups of bubbly. The attendants were more than willing to serve you an equal size plastic glass of orange juice so you could mix your own Mimosas. Delta absorb Western like the Blob would eat a high school student body. Delta has no interest in offering cheap and free Mimosas any time of the day or night. (sad face)

  • JDS
  • PickyPecker
  • ohh myy

    Bat. Sh*t. Crazy.

  • Stev84

    Maginnis was one of the key figures in passing DADT behind the scenes. It’s not just relatively recently that the evangelicals have infiltrated the military. They’ve been spreading their hate there a lot longer.

  • JustSayin’


  • PickyPecker
    • David

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    • edrex

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  • madknits

    Why are these people allowed to run around loose in the streets? I know there are hospitals for the criminally insane.

    • InChains

      Because it’s no longer legal to forcibly commit people who are dangerously insane.

      • madknits

        I know. (sigh)
        I discovered my last college roommate was committed to a hospital for the insane after he’d murdered his wife, and was found incompetent to stand trial. I thought he was creepy back then, and my friends all thought I’d wake up one morning murdered in my own bed.

        • DenveRyk

          “… I’d wake up one morning murdered…” LOL !!! I love that image! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

          • B Snow

            It sounds like something Yogi Berra would have said. 🙂

    • Because religion is considered the ultimate Get Out Of The Loony Bin Free card, provided you don’t claim to be Jesus.

      You can CLAIM you know with 100% certainty what Jesus wants and even has said to you personally with no proof whatsoever.
      “Jesus told me to beat up these gay people.”
      – “Well okay.”
      “Jesus says women are men’s property.”
      – “All right.”
      “Jesus wants me to be America’s next President.”
      – “Good for you.”

      But you can’t claim to BE Jesus, or they confiscate your card. That’s the only limitation.

      • Stev84

        How else can hearing voices in your head and conversing with invisible people be socially acceptable?

  • Mark

    And we witches are everywhere!!!! Beware falling houses, oh stupid bat shit crazy mortal one!

  • Texndoc

    “I saw Goody Michelle and Goody Malia and Goody Sah—-STOP IT, Goody Malia!! Don’t put me under that Satan’s spell! Ahhhhhh!”

  • Captain Obvious

    And he failed in his Biblical duty to suffer not a witch to live?

    I hope we can return to the 21st. century once this election is over.

  • HZ81

    Let me guess without reading the rest of the post after the headline: They practice BLACK magic.

    Of course.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    He met Trump!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Persecution ? Where ? !?! Just ONCE I want to see it in action, just ONCE

    • kaydenpat

      In a country where churches are on every corner and 70 % of the population is Christian. I’d love to see it too.

    • Uncle Mark

      I have to keep checking the iPhone & laptop to make sure this is the 21st century after listening to these religious nutjobs. This retired military asshole helped write DADT and has major issues with women in the military. In 2013 he published a screed about it. I’m sure he calls any woman with power or authority a witch…in addition to other colorful expressions. Last year, he just crapped out a book about Christian persecution in the Mideast as well as the West…claiming that these are the “End times.” (Sigh)

      Surely, if these prophets of doom truly believed these were the end times, they would be giving away all their riches, instead of trying to hawk their books and TV ministries.

      • Dazzer

        Ugh. Even the leader of their religion – Jesus Christ – tells them they’re shitbags.

        If they’re ignoring him, what the hell hope do the rest of us have?

  • David
  • Mike C
    • JR

      I just loved Piewacket. Kim wasn’t bad either. 🙂

      • greenmanTN

        OTT, But The Jack Lemmon character in that movie is one of my favorite “coded” gay characters and he and Ernie Kovaks end up together.

    • JCF
  • Sashineb

    Liar, liar, pants on fire.

  • ClarkJoe

    Wait, like what was literally happening in the Reagan White House, when “astrology” was used as a legitimate means to determine the president’s daily schedule and foreign policy decisions? Cuz that was batshit crazy.

    • grada3784

      Astrology is ok. It has Biblical approval.

  • David
  • margaretpoa

    I’ve met people who are claiming that chemtrails are poisoning the country en masse. That doesn’t mean I believe them.
    The stupid really burns this year.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I really have to wonder if he know just how stupid he sounds?

    • kaydenpat

      Do any of them?

  • barrixines

    Joan Quigley astrologer – apparently she ran the US for several years back in the eighties.

    • IamM

      Love the Wha’ Hunh? look on her face in that picture. — You really don’t want your fortune teller to look so surprised.

  • shellback

    My Ouija board says he’s full of shit.

  • ClarkJoe

    Just to clarify, is he one of those ‘Christians’ that think Catholic and other non-rightwing-evangelical sects are actually ‘witches’? That might explain his paranoia.

  • junesxing


  • AtticusP

    That’s nothing: team Hillary has werewolves!

    And they are HOT!!!

  • margaretpoa
  • JTC

    Ah, look Christine O’Donnell has friends in high places now.

  • Rex

    I cast a spell of butt hurt on him and it worked!

    • kaydenpat

      Cast a stronger spell next time. Make him disappear and shut the hell up.

      • Rex

        Butt hurt is my specialty, especially effective using my magic wand on a bottom.

      • JR

        Bonus points if you make him disappear up his own butt.

  • Canadian Observer

    Somehow I bet he had a full head of hair BEFORE encountering the witches.

    • kaydenpat

      Witches will do that to you. He probably had a brain before he met them too. Now it’s gone.

      • Canadian Observer

        Zombie witches? Aren’t they the worst kind?

  • Jim in TO

    Big deal, I would expect Wiccans to be providing advice, just like members of other religions.

  • 2amor

    If I believed in god, I would be like, Oh my fucking God…..

  • PickyPecker
    • musiclover703

      Always loved it when the Animaniacs did Shakespeare–and Slappy Squirrel is my spirit animal.

  • Henry Auvil

    Lock him up… in the loony bin!

  • JT

    Family Research Council Senior Fellow: I’ve Personally Met Witches

    He wouldn’t have to feel that way about his wife if he’d only be honest with himself.

  • NZArtist

    How many times do I have to say…
    A microphone is not a suitable substitute for comprehensive mental care.

  • Traxley Launderette


    Can we now concede that this entire electoral cycle has been the collective fever dreams of Christopher Guest, Ryan Murphy, and John Waters? (Not necessarily in that order)

    • madknits

      I think I might start referring to it as the colo-electoral cycle.

    • David
    • EweTaw

      Somehow I think if it were their collective fever dreams it would be more entertaining and not so threatening.

  • When reached for comment, Glenda the Good tittered, winked, and said, “That’s a load of bullshit nonsense. This particular Flying Monkey clearly spent way the fuck too much time in the poppy fields. Now ta!”

    • kaydenpat

      That’s a beautiful witch.

    • octobercountry

      Ha! Whenever I see a picture of Glinda I remember how she threw shade at Dorothy, by asking “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Seems like an innocuous question—until she later adds “only bad witches are ugly.” Thereby implying that Dorothy isn’t up to snuff in the looks department, if Glinda didn’t know what kind of witch Dorothy was!

      • As uploaded by our very own DanOLGB:

        Yes, she was a complete bitch.

      • tempus

        That’s not how it goes at all. Glinda ONLY adds the comment ‘only bad witches are ugly’ AFTER Dorothy, who doesn’t know any better, says that ‘witches are old and ugly’ (which convulses the Munchkins. Glinda is the epitome of good, thank you very much. LOL

    • perversatile
  • Pollos Hermanos

    Did she give him a lift on her Vroom Broom?

  • David
  • Jay George
  • shellback

    I’d welcome the thought of being in a room full of witches, than just one of these.

  • octobercountry

    Jim kept a fairly low profile for a while, when he started his current “ministry” after his release from prison. But he’s since graduated to full-blown batcrap crazy, without a doubt. His son Jay must be sooooo embarrassed of his father.

  • Gee. Are these “witches” of the pointy hat crooked nose Hallowe’en variety or “Wiccans? Perhaps the FRC spoke is not aware that Wicca is a belief system and sometimes referred to as a “religion”.

  • Tom Ato

    That headline made me snort some perfectly good bourbon out my nose. Thanks Obama!

  • Traxley Launderette
  • Trevor Brown

    – Dear douche, you’re not hated because of Christ. Christ is ashamed of you and wants nothing to do with you. You’re hated because you’re judgmental shit bags that nobody likes.

    • grindstone


  • Jmdintpa

    im 52 and i cant remember so many demons and witches all up in any election like they are this one

  • edrex

    How much sleep did he lose over Nancy Reagan’s astrologer?

    • Tom Ato

      That was different. Reagan, you know.

  • Jay George
    • PickyPecker

      LOVED Witches of Eastwick. Was going to post the ‘cherries’ scene here, but thought some might be close to dinner hour. LOL

      • Jay George

        Good call! I’m just about to get into the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans. 😉

      • Hank

        To hell with that, I STILL have the munchies from the last batch of brownies!!!

  • Witches? WITCHES??? Did I do a reverse Rip Van Winkle, because I thought we were living in the age of science and not one of superstition. Does anyone truly believe in witches today?

  • bkmn

    Jeebus fucking christ…

  • kaydenpat

    What persecution of Christians is happening in the US? These people are so dang delusional.

  • sherman

    Why didn’t you ask one of them to twitch their nose and give you some hair?

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    The right has really gone down the rabbit hole, into an abyss of loony with no hope of return. This stuff just keeps getting nuttier by the day. I still say there’s a contest to see which of them can come up with the craziest shit of all.

    • IamM

      Much as I love works by Dali, Escher, and Poe I couldn’t begin to compete with these kooks in that contest.

  • Frostbite

    There should be some way to make these idiots accountable for their bullshit. This guy’s an Army lieutenant colonel! At the very least this should be slander. If he actually believed any of his religious crap he’d be wary of “bearing false witness.”

    • Stev84

      Don’t be blinded by ranks and bling. Lt. Col. isn’t such a great accomplishment as it sounds. And it doesn’t mean he necessarily commanded anything of note. Any officer can be promoted to it just by not fucking up too badly. Doesn’t mean they ever did anything noteworthy. Promotions up to that point are almost automatic.

      • Frostbite

        He may not have commanded a battalion, but he is brandishing his title as if he were someone of importance. It wasn’t all too long ago that military folk weren’t allowed to wear their uniforms in pride parades because they were tarnishing the military’s image. This buffoon should be held to the same standard, and punished for his foolishness.

  • edrex
  • Rex

    Those front row seats to Wicked were wasted on him.

  • Megrim Twist

    Jesus can hear you lying!

  • William

    This guy is freebasing Comet cleanser.

  • Reality.Bites
  • Megrim Twist
  • Rex

    No, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Ann Coulter are BITCHES, but I can understand the confusion.

  • Porkie
    • Canadian Observer

      I wonder, did they charge him by the hour? And is he angry cause he thinks he was overcharged?

    • thatotherjean

      Hey, I know a Wiccan or three, myself.

  • Carl

    The religious fanatics really do live in a different world than apatheists like myself. They world they see is far more interesting than the one I inhabit. I’d kill to live in a world where Harry Potter witchcraft was real, and these people who don’t want it see it everywhere.

  • Brooklyn Joe
  • Ta-er al-Asfer

    I wonder if people so worried about “the last of days” are really just aware that they are older and think it’s unfair the rest of the world should go on without them.

    • rusty57

      I’m sure that for some that’s a part of it.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Are you sure it was a witch? Are you sure it wasn’t NOTHING?

  • Ben in Oakland

    But if its the last days, that means jesus is coming to cart you off to heaven, where homosexuals don’t exist, and everybody sings hosanna, even if they can’t sing now.
    You ought ot be happy.
    There is just no pleasing some people.

  • Hank

    I lived in DC, and I met more “Wizards” like myself, than witches!!! That was until Wicked came to the Kennedy Center!

    • fuzzybits

      Adele Dazeem!

  • Ben in Oakland

    I personally have met total fucking idiots who claim to be Christian and talk to god.

    • Jay George

      My cousin gets hair and fashion advice from Jesus every time she goes off her lithium. I hate to say it, the Lord and Savior doesn’t know squat about product.

  • greenmanTN

    You met with witches. Really. REALLY?!

    How delusional are these people?

    But you know what? I’d far rather have a witch in office than one of these insane motherfuckers.

    • ericxdc

      That clip is so cool. Thanks for posting! I loved HR Puff-N-Stuff but don’t remember that at all.

      • octobercountry

        It’s from the Pufnstuf theatrical feature film, released in 1970. And man, that song by Cass Elliot is pretty much a gay anthem, isn’t it.

  • BearEyes

    he didn’t label them as Kenyan witch doctors?
    must be slipping

  • Macbill

    Did the witch turn into a cat? I hate it when that happens.

    • Jay George

      No, but she turned him into a newt.

      • Xuuths

        He got better, but not much.

      • Hank

        Eye see!! /s

  • rusty57

    It’s easy to laugh at these people and not take them seriously. But what’s frightening is that they take themselves very seriously and are working hard to maneuver themselves into power.
    Imagine Trump winning the presidency and being removed shortly thereafter for high crimes and misdemeanors (take your pick), putting Pence, a dominionist, into office. We could sink into the sort of puritanical, religious patriarchy that was laid out in the Handmaid’s Tale.
    And I’m too old for that shit.
    Or I might be worked up over nothing.

  • chris james

    Makes you wonder if they give psych exams to all these military people, I hear some of the craziest things coming from our ex-military. Of course, all these Muslims are running rampant in our government and taking over from the vast majority of Christians. What poppycock.

  • Silver Badger

    How is nominating one American Muslim to a federal judgeship showing preferential treatment?

    • lymis

      It shows preferential treatment for qualified people over unqualified morons.

      • thats preferential treatment ergo Politically Correct!! BAD!

    • Canadian Observer

      ‘cuz, white Jesus!

  • NZArtist

    Would that be so bad? Wiccans have a very sensible policy:
    So long as no-one is harmed, do what you like.
    That ‘so long as no-one is harmed’ clause is very powerful. It means you have to care for your environment, care for your neighbours, and care for yourself.
    But it means you shouldn’t force your morality onto others – people are free to live how it suits them (so long as no-one is harmed).

  • DoctorDJ

    “…Robert Maginnis, a retired Army lieutenant colonel…”

    Thank goodness that this old wackjob now spends his time blowing on his soup with fellow twit Jim Bakker and isn’t in command of our youngsters in the military.

  • Xuuths

    Liar, liar, pants on fire. What would jeezus say?

    • Talisman

      The brown Jesus portrayed in the Bible or the white Jesus from his delusion?

  • ericxdc
  • TheManicMechanic

    Prove it, lying Christer.

  • Silver Badger

    The sad part is that these people have legions of followers believing their every word. Christians are not persecuted in America. Perhaps they should be just so they know how to tell real persecution.

  • delk
  • Ernest Endevor

    We pay his pension, ladies and gentlemen, witches and warlocks.

  • Yeah, people who actually advice the president met with this loser. He’s just making this up.

    I heard a guest speaker in a church once claim he’s just had a meeting with Margaret Thatcher in the UK. It wasn’t a secret at that time that Thatcher was suffering from Alzheimer’s and wasn’t seeing any visitors. I don’t know if he was a nutjob who actually believed what he was saying or a con man who was able to lie that easily and blatantly. He was not to be believed in either case.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Ernest Endevor

    I think he’s confusing ‘witches’ with ‘bitches’: as in “Bitchez get shit done!”

  • Outlaw Woman

    Since I’m sure his douche-baggery was well known during his army career, I can imagine a few people telling him they were witches just for the lolz ,,, knowing he is so dopey that he’d believe it.

  • Robert Conner

    Truly insane.

  • Acronym Jim

    Maginnis consorts with witches! STONE HIM!

  • tempus

    Quite the comment on what gets promoted in the military.

  • geoffalnutt

    “Abner! She’s doing it again!!”

  • ericxdc
  • KQCA

    I wish it were possible for the president to sue these posturing fools for slander when their lies about him end up impacting the whole nation. This US president must top the list for straight up lies spread about him.

  • witch

    Oops, busted o.O

  • Sean Taylor

    “I know that there’s demonic forces in that city…” Ya gotta give him that one.

    • NowAnAgnostic

      And, they are not demonic witches, they are called repugnicans.

  • Acronym Jim

    No, Bob. Those were Witnesses and they wanted to increase their readership. Turn up your hearing aids, dear.

  • LovesIrony

    Apparently they turned him into a toad.

  • MikeBx2

    “It seems like our nation is kinder to other faiths and Christianity is being put down further and further and further.”

    Only in America could Jim Bakker be back on tv scamming senior citizens out of their social security checks. But this nation isn’t being kind enough to him?

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Oh fucking please. 1) Witches with magical powers don’t exist. 2) Even if witches with powers did exist why the fuck would they work for the federal government? 3) If witches with magical powers exist and work for the government then why are we so fucked up?

    • Reality.Bites

      2) For the same reason aliens who possess technology beyond our imagination (because no one here has figured out practical, real-time interstellar travel) come here to abduct rubes and give them anal probes. I don’t know what that reason is, but I guess it boils down to “easily amused.”

  • David
  • OdieDenCO

    got any names and date of these witch meeting bobby?

  • UnStr8Talk

    And what the hell is wrong with witches, lol! These people are Cray fkn Cray!

  • Homo Erectus
  • Nic Peterson

    I’d rather a working coven in the White House than even one Duggar.

    • IamM

      Yeah, I trust that satanist nut who calls himself sol invictus more than the FRC.

  • JellyDonut

    retired Lt Col? He was probably Med Boarded for psych issues

  • Spongebob CrankyPants


  • Dazzer

    I’ve met loads of witches in my life.

    They’re good people.

    Blessed Be to every single one of them.

    Perhaps that’s because I’ve mostly met female witches at whisky tastings and got blind drunk with them or the male witches I’ve met have been gay and incredibly good looking (far out of my league). Either way, pagans/witches tend to be the more interesting and empathy-laden people in this world.

    I’m not sure whether they’re effective practitioners of their religious belief because not a single one of them has ever cast a non-hangover spell on me that’s worked.

    But they’re good human beings and the world needs more of them.

  • JCF

    51/50, Get The Net!!!

  • andrew

    Such utter nonsense. The witches that this lying liar claims to have met, must be the dumbest witches ever. They tell their Christian opponent how they are infiltrating and undermining Christianity. LOL.

  • IamM

    Not getting all the good jobs == attacked.
    Got it.

  • kanehau

    Ms. Cleo? Paging Ms. Cleo!

  • 5moreminutes*imtired
  • ByronK

    When I saw this headline I laughed out loud. Batshit crazy, cray cray, however you want to put it, there is something very wrong when what are supposed to be rational adults run around laying on hands, talking about witches advising the government, and generally acting like they’re living in some real life “Christian” version of Game of Thrones…except for really stupid people. But it’s not enough for them to keep it to themselves and live in their little fantasy world, they want to drag everyone kicking and screaming into their delusions and use it as justification for some of the most hateful and destructive rhetoric, advocacy, and worst of all, legislation. It’s like being tossed backwards into the dark ages and waiting desperately for the Enlightenment. Luckily now, thanks to technology and a strong political and socially progressive movement, the Enlightenment is here bitches, it has been for years now and it’s not going away. Your days are numbered as you follow Phyllis into the grave.

    • canoebum

      And this dolt was a Lt. Colonel in the US Army? I sure hope the Pentagon is trying to root out “Christians” like him. He’s fucking nuts.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    Are the Christians going to start burning witches again?

    • kareemachan


  • olandp

    Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

  • kmcdevitt

    Do they weigh as much as a duck?

  • CottonBlimp

    Having just watched a BBC documentary about the horrors of the witchhunts, where literally hundreds of people were murdered directly or indirectly by fearmongering power-mad religious nuts (essentially the FRC of the medieval age) I can’t even laugh at this boob. To this day, people are being murdered for suspected witchcraft, and anyone who continues to validate this idiocy in the 21st century is a fucking monster.

  • fuzzybits
  • The witches I met are much better peopel than you anyway.

  • kareemachan

    Hey, Maginnis? I gotta bridge to sell you in NY….

    After this, wait until someone tells him they are our lizard overlords who turned Obama into their puppet.

  • 1Truth1
  • greenmanTN

    Yes, Christians are SO oppressed in this country, having to tolerate people who don’t think exactly the way they do. “Well you poor thing! How DO you go on?”

  • Richard B

    The Family Research Counsel is a bunch of racist white supremacist and after 8 years of President Obama and the prospect of President Clinton has the kooks all unhinged.

  • Robert Adams

    Witches, huh? They still believe in witches? Where do they stand on Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, I wonder?

    • Robert Conner

      Easter Bunny?! Hell, it’s waaay worse than that! They still believe in Jesus and Jehovah! If only it were the Easter Bunny!

  • Tempus Fuggit

    a Muslim-American

    No. “Muslim” is not a nationality, so there’s nothing such as a “Muslim-American”. There are Muslim Americans, no hyphen, and this matters, so quit fucking it up. (And since we can presume whatever nominee for this judgeship is an American, just go ahead and say Muslim).

  • Michael Abbett

    I’m too busy sending tornadoes to red states, so I’m glad someone in the coven is taking up the slack for me.

  • JIM W

    “Christianity is being put down further and further and further”….. as it should be. It has been held in higher retard in this country than any other religion or lack of. The government should not place a pecking order on religious beliefs. When I was in basic training it was mandatory to attend a church service on Sundays, even the Jews.

  • NMNative

    Witches in the White House, goblins in the garden, ghosts in the senate, real life trolls everywhere.

  • JohnVHedtke

    Oh, no, people don’t hate these folks because of Christ. Everyone is good with Christ; these people are worth hating all on their own merits.

  • Snowy Aftermath