Witches in the U.S. are offering a solution to those who say Donald Trump is not their president: cast a spell on him.
It’s a planned
monthly event that began Friday, Feb. 23 at the stroke of midnight
Witches from around the country are casting a mass spell to drive
Trump from office. The plan is to continue every night of a waning
crescent moon until he is no longer president.
Organizers set up a Facebook page, called “A Spell to Bind Donald
Trump and All Those Who Abet Him.” The spell is publicized on the
Internet and includes a supply list such as an unflattering photo of
Trump, a tarot card, a stub of an orange candle, and earth.
Evil Will Not Do Good
The ritual calls on spirits, which include the “Demons of the
infernal realms,” and commands to “bind Donald J. Trump so that he may
The words in the spell: “That he may do no harm,” sugarcoat the
reality that the devil wants the destruction of mankind and never has
our best interest at heart.
The Power of Spells
Spells can have power, according to Father Vincent Lampert,
the designated exorcist for the archdiocese of Indianapolis since 2005
and also the pastor for St. Malachy in Indianapolis. “I think there’s
power, but it’s not coming from God,” Father Lampert said.
would dare say they want to challenge that God is in charge is using the
power of evil as their own. They should realize that we can’t use the
devil; the devil uses us. People can’t control it and the devil ends up
using them for his own purposes.”
Spells, according to Father Lampert, only have an effect in people
who are spiritually weak.
If we are anchored in God, he said Scripture
tells us we have nothing to fear. “Put on the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not
wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places,” (Ephesians
Father Lampert pointed out that in Deuteronomy 18:10-12, using
witchcraft is condemned as detestable to God. He has known a few people
who derive a sense of power and make money from people paying to have
spells cast. Hundreds of people have come to Father Lampert for help
after spells were cast on them.
“You can’t stop someone from placing a curse, but as a Christian, if
you are you praying to God and going to him, the curse will have no
power,” Father Lampert said. For Catholics, he said going to Mass,
receiving the Eucharist and going to Confession, is strong protection
against evil. “Curses are effective when people are weak,” Father
Lampert explained. “People are fearing devil more than trusting God.”
As for the call for those casting the spell, Father Lampert said they
are relying on evil that feeds on anger and revenge. “The end result of
all this for people will be to find themselves more deeply entangled
with the devil,” he said. “Their lives will continue to spiral out of
control because they do not have God as an anchor.”
Prayers for protection are very effective, according to Father
Lampert, but we should not just be reactionary. “We should always be
proactive in our faith and praying for our leaders—both civic and
religious—as a normal part of our everyday action,” he said. “I would
hate to think our faith is just reactionary. Scripture tells us to pray
Coming out in the Open
Msgr. John Esseff,
a priest for 63 years and an exorcist in the Diocese of Scranton, Pa.
for over 40 years, said the face of the devil that is becoming more
clearly seen in public.
Previously, he said we saw more of what he calls
an apathetic demon that appeals to the lower weaknesses of human nature
such as the sexual revolution and all that comes with it.
“Then, came the apostate demon,” Msgr. Esseff said, “that denies the
sacrificial nature of human life is possible. We are told we will never
able to achieve this kind of holiness or goodness or unity—it just can’t
be done,” he said. “This is a real apostasy; not just in politics but
also in churches, convincing people that holiness is unattainable.”
Now, according to Msgr. Esseff, we are seeing the stage of the
antichrist where the evil one is not afraid to show himself to humanity.
Msgr. Esseff referred to Scripture: “This is how you can recognize the
Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come
in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge
Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you
have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:
“It’s not Trump they are against but Jesus,” Msgr. Esseff said. “The
devil is saying, ‘no way are you reigning in this country, we are coming
out against you!’”
The spell is nothing to fear if our trust and our hope is in God,
Msgr. Esseff said. “Anyone who would even begin to put God back into
place is going to have the forces of hell against them,” he said. “Our
Lady of Fatima has given us the key to deal with this: Increase prayer
and reparation [such as making Five First Saturdays].
“It’s the Fatima message and it’s coming at this time of the 100th
year anniversary much more clearly,” Msgr. Esseff said. “Our Lady warned
us about it at Fatima where she said the final battle will be against
marriage and the family. This is not about politics, it’s about God.”