Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell hastily dismissed her witchcraft background this weekend, after Bill Maher released an old tape of her describing high-school experimentation with satanic altars. Now the Witch Community is furious, and will transform O'Donnell into a carrot.

O'Donnell laughed off her 11-year-old remembrance of high school — where she "dabbled in witchcraft" and dated a comely witch who took her to a bloody "satanic altar," for a picnic — saying that we all all hung out with "questionable folks," i.e. evil witches, in high school! This is essentially true.

And yet the Wiccan community ("Big Witch") is outraged over this smear job, according to the Huffington Post's Sam Stein:

Yes, this was 11 years ago she said that," said Reverend Selena Fox, the High Priestess & Senior Minister of the Circle Sanctuary a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting paganism and nature spirituality. "But the kinds of things she is saying now, saying 'well in high school you are with despicable characters' or some such thing, she is actually defaming Wiccans. Whether she intends to do that or not as a way to try and get herself out of this political problem she has created for herself, the fact is America really needs to be a place where you can celebrate diversity and practice your religion without getting ridiculed or defamed."

And here's Diotima Mantineia of 'The Witches' Voice," a "neopagan network," who also warns O'Donnell about how her hate speech could lose her the Delaware Witch vote:

I really have to question what she is talking about because witchcraft and Satanism are two different things... witches or Wiccans do not believe in Satan. We don't even believe that Satan exist. Satan is a Christian deity of some kind. He is part of the Christian religion not ours. We worship nature; we work very closely with nature. We do not have blood on our altar and we have little to do with Satan. So I don't know what Ms. O'Donnell is talking about. I wonder if she knows what she was talking about.

When will Christine O'Donnell apologize to these friendly witches?

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