July 1, 2008, - 9:21 am
By Debbie Schlussel
In this rare case, Republicans can’t complain that party affiliation of those involved hasn’t been front and center.
Here’s yet another taste of the anything-goes Democratic family values. And I love the herbal, New Age angle of these creatures. Satanic stuff, dog cages, rape. This story’s got everything. Everything you’d expect from liberals who are “tolerant” ad absurdum of just about everything. The only things missing are Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster.
The party of Barack, Baby! Yeah!:
Stunning new details in a story Eyewitness News broke Friday involving a local leader in the Democratic Party charged in a bizarre sex crime.
Prosecutors say it was satanic and even involved dog cages.
Joy Johnson, a former-vice chairwoman of the Durham Democratic Party, and her husband, Rev. Joseph Craig are accused of kidnapping, abusing, and sexually assaulting at least two victims in their Durham home.
Monday in court, more disturbing details; prosecutors alleged Craig shackled his victims to beds, kept them in dog cages and starved them.
Arrest warrants allege Johnson watched as her husband beat and raped a female victim then kidnapped and beat another male victim with a wooden cane and a cable cord.
“There are allegations that at least one of the victims was chained to the bed and at least one of the victims was kept in a dog cage, we don’t know what specific period of time. Also they were deprived of food and water for some time,” Durham Assistant DA Mark McCullough said.
McCullough told a judge the couple appears to be involved in a satanic cult and that is how they came in contact with their victims.
Eyewitness News did some research and found a Satanist who says he was once associated with the group ‘Order of the Morning Star.’
In an E-mail to Eyewitness News he says the couple leads the organization under fake names and that the group worships the devil.
The former member alleges he left the OMS because it felt like a cult and they were starting to promote a herd mentality.
Worldwide he says the OMS has more than 80 followers.
A Web site also shows Johnson and her husband as the leaders of Indigo Dawn.
A private Web site on spiritual growth –the couple sells anointing oils and herbal balms– on the website the couple also talks about magic and the occult. . . .
Craig faces charges of second degree rape and kidnapping– Johnson is charged with aiding and abetting, but more charges could be filed.
And the story involves another Democratic party official:
During her time as a party official, Johnson was interested in trying to attract more young Democrats and get them involved in the political process, acquaintances say.
Floyd McKissick, a state senator and a Democrat from Durham, said Monday he had been told Johnson had resigned her posts with the party. He, too, reserved judgment.
“I was absolutely shocked and flabbergasted,” McKissick said. “You never would have suspected allegations that she would have had any participation in these rituals.”
Johnson and Craig, along with Diana Palmer, first vice chairwoman for the local Democrats, are partners in a company called Indigo Dawn. The company’s Web site says Indigo Dawn offers products and services “to promote enlightenment and assist in the development and self-empowerment and divine potential.”
Among the services offered, according to the Web site, are “intuitive guidance, past-life regression, spirit guide communication and healing and cleansing.”
Hmmm . . . it’s like Michael Moore was prescient about something in his movie, “The Big One.” In it, he forms “Satanists for Buchanan,” which gives a donation to Pat Buchanan’s Presidential campaign (he cashes the check).
Well, even though he got the party and the candidate wrong, life does imitate art.
Satanists for Obama.