Christine O’Donnell, GOP U.S. candidate for the Delaware senate seat has had even more damaging footage of her on television revealed. Yesterday Bill Maher released never-before-seen footage of O’Donnell speaking about her exposure to witchcraft and participating in “satanic” rituals.
O’Donnell has been acquiring an influx of money and support, thanks to her Tea Party backing, her public views on masturbation and her ties to the Christian Right of the Republican party. It is unknown how these recent revelations might affect her campaign as she tries to wrestle the Democrats hold on the blue state senate seat. “I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do,” she said. However she said this was at a time in her youth, before she became religious and a devoted Catholic. In the footage she is seen surround by other Bill Maher guests describing her first experience with witchcraft, “One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s a little blood there and stuff like that,” she continues, “We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”
O’Donnell was one of the founding members of the Savior’s Alliance of Lifting the Truth (SALT), which advocated masturbatory abstinence in high school. The shocking revelation came on an un-aired episode of Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, a debate show that was aired in the 90’s but was deemed to offensive for the viewing public after September 11th. O’Donnell has not yet commented on the footage.
The GOP’s establishment has been less than enthusiastic about O’Donnell and many of the right-wing candidates that won positions in last Tuesday’s Primary. As the party tries to take back the senate and congress, it is desperately trying to covet moderates and independent voters. The news comes shortly after another talk show, The Phil Donahue show revealed old footage of her on in 2002 saying that condoms will not protect people from AIDS.