Agitating Salem witch at the center of controversy again

Agitating Salem witch at the center of controversy again

Christian Day is at it again. Day is a self-styled witch who runs an annual fair in Salem around Halloween. Apparently some of the fortune-tellers in town don’t like the fact that he’s bringing in out-of-town charlatans to fleece the gullible out of their money by purporting to tell their future. That’s their racket. So they asked the Salem City Council not to hand out licenses (yes, fortune-tellers must be licensed, if you can believe it; preventing fraud and all that) to Day’s out-of-towners.

So now the Salem fortune-tellers claim somebody dismembered some raccoons and left them on their doorsteps. Day says he is shocked, shocked! that anyone would do such a thing. He called it “absolutely disgusting.”

Yeah, right.

I’ve head dealings with Day.


In 2004, a “vampire” group planned to hold a Vampire & Victims Ball at the Salem Knights of Columbus Hall complete with bondage and bloodletting and blasphemy of the Cross. Day sent me an email under false pretenses, to get the local Catholics riled up against it. It wasn’t that he was concerned about the offense to Christians. He was angry that the “vampires,” his competitors, got the hall and he didn’t. So he used me and you to accomplish his ends. That it also coincided with my own values didn’t matter to him a whit.

In his email to me on 10/18/04 he wrote:

I waited, and now the Knights of Columbus has served my purposes by removing an unnecessary mosquito on the skin of my own events by taking out the Vampire and Victims Ball, which had been causing us such consternation. I thank you for being my puppets. You played your role well.

In a later email dated 12/11/05 he wrote:

And people wonder why Christianity gets such a bad rap these days. It’s because everyone knows how quickly it’s adherents are willing to lie for their cause.

As opposed to the witches, I guess.

Fomenting intolerance