Update II: Palin’s Anti-Pagan Coreligionists

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  October 9, 2008 — 10 Comments

Just when I thought this story couldn’t go even further down the Christian extremist rabbit-hole, up pops another revelation about a Sarah Palin coreligionist.

“On June 13, 2008 Mary Glazier told attendees at the “Opening the Gate of Heaven on Earth” conference, who represented many of the New Apostolic Reformation’s top leaders, that she had been present at the inception of Sarah Palin’s political career and that Palin was in her personal prayer group : ‘There was a twenty-four year old woman that God began to speak to about entering into politics. She became a part of our prayer group out in Wasilla. Years later, became the mayor of Wasilla. And last year was elected Governor of the state of Alaska. Yes! Hallelujah! At her inauguration she dedicated the state to Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!'”

Who is Mary Glazier? She is the founder of Windwalkers International, and is a key figure in the Third Wave/New Apostolic Reformation movement. Part of C. Peter Wagner’s inner circle. Wagner, as I have pointed out before, is the man who is waging a war on the “Queen of Heaven”, whom he equates with pre-Christian goddesses, Islam, and Mary within the Catholic Church.

“Peter Wagner appears to be afflicted with a rather bizarre form of paranoia. He sees the world controlled by a demonic force he calls “the Queen of Heaven.” He sees this demon in everything from ancient Moon goddess religions to Islam (e.g., the crescent moon), to environmentalism (Gaia), feminism, witchcraft, and even in mainstreem Christianity (e.g., Catholic respect of Mary as the Mother of Jesus). That’s the purpose of the book, to help you, too, see that all these disparate religions are really united, and that the Virgin Mary is the demon behind it all.”

Glazier’s claims directly tie Palin into the world of anti-Pagan spiritual warfare. While some conservatives have defended the anti-witchcraft blessing of Palin by Thomas Muthee saying it was acceptable because of his cultural context, Glazier, who has her own witchcraft story, has no such excuse.

“In 1995, Mary mobilized a prayer network for Alaska’s prisons and began experiencing spiritual warfare as never before. She had received word that a witch had applied for a job as chaplain of the state’s prison system… Mary recalls, “As we continued to pray against the spirit of witchcraft, her incense altar caught on fire, her car engine blew up, she went blind in her left eye, and she was diagnosed with cancer” … “Ultimately, the witch fled to another state for medical treatment. Soon after, revival visited every prison in Alaska. At the women’s correctional facility in Anchorage alone, 55 of 60 inmates found Christ. “Ask largely,” Mary says. “Intercessory prayer is making a major difference in North America.”

I’ll give you a moment for this to sink in. Glazier and her prayer warriors claim to have made God blind and give cancer to a Wiccan chaplain. Is this anything but the most malefic of magic? Any Pagan who proudly claimed to have given a Christian cancer, or put out one of the eyes of a Christian, would be rightly shunned and rebuked. Within this community of extremist Christians Glazier and her fellow prayer warriors are lauded as heroes, holy warriors striking a blow against Satan and the “Queen of Heaven”. While these warriors are quick to post disclaimers saying their efforts are “merely” spiritual, who knows what an unbalanced mind would do with this sort of rhetoric.

This adds to the questions I would love to ask Sarah Palin (not that she’s taking questions). Not just if she approves of the spiritual warfare techniques of the Third Wavers, but if she personally prayed for harm to come to one of our own (she was still deeply enmeshed in the movement back in 1995 after all). Sadly, while Obama and McCain were grilled on their religious stances, we’re supposed to take it on faith that she will respect the rights of non-Christian faiths should she be elected?

Jason Pitzl-Waters


  • WitchDoctorJoe

    I am a Wiccan Chaplain for a California State Prison, and this insanity is only the tip of the hypocrisy iceberg. I have been accused of killing babies during my services *in the Prison!* and desecrating the chapel cross with it’s blood.This is always done by people who are “bathed in the blood of Jesus”…a son who was sacrificed by his father.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds to me as if those people who pray to a god who does harm onto others, they are praying to something Evil & Full of Hate!!And for them to be Gloating or Bragging about it would be a sin!?!LOL

  • Kathryn

    MMMM…Fundamentalist Christians are exactly on a par with the Moslem extremists who kill in the name of their religion….doing “god’s work”.If the Christian god is omnipotent, then he is surely evil discarnate (just look at the unjustice and suffering in the world). If he is not omnipotent, then, by their own standards, he is not god.They try to have a “bob each way” by inventing a Devil to explain the anomalies….. It would be funny if it wasn’t so very dangerous.To think that a harpy like Palin could end up as President of such a powerful nation is a bit scary, to say the least.I could see someone like her pressing the bit red button….It would not be the first time that religion was used as the excuse for extreme violence….The monotheists seem to thrive on the idea!Just goes to show what power, or apparent power, will do without accountability….

  • Aracos

    For the record, I don’t want to see Palin in power in DC any more than I want to see Biden, Obama or McCain in power there, but claiming that the Governor has an anti-Pagan adgenda because she knows and associates with some folks who do is no more proof than the spurious claims that Obama is a ‘domestic terrorist and racist’ because of his associations with a former member of the Weather Underground and the Rev. Wright.Using smear and guilt by association to sew Fear Uncertainty and Doubt is as distasteful from the ‘left’ as from the ‘right.’Every time Palin opens her mouth she provides us with more factual and well recorded reasons to oppose her election…we don’t need to grasp as straws and draw correlations where there may or may not be any.

  • Jason Pitzl-Waters

    Aracos,I never said Palin had an “anti-Pagan” agenda, I said her coreligionists do. Exploring the beliefs of her coreligionists and wishing Palin would clarify her own personal stance isn’t a smear-job.

  • Yvonne

    This is very scary. I do hope that McCain & Palin don't get in.On a similar note, have you seen this? Talking doll allegedly promotes Islam

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