Kentucky Witches Called To Cursor Sen. Joe Manchin For Refusing To Support Biden Spending Bill | Northern Kentucky News | Cincinnati
A lot of people are cursing US Senator Joe Manchin right now. But a group of Kentucky witches apparently want Actually curse the Democratic lawmaker in West Virginia.
They call on the other witches to gather at the Witches Tree in Old Louisville tonight for a solstice ceremony in opposition to Manchin.
But why do Kentucky activists want to curse an out-of-state lawmaker? Manchin is a key vote to pass President Joe Biden’s $ 2.2 trillion social spending bill. The Build Back Better Act contains money for child care subsidies, tackling climate change, and reducing the cost of prescription drugs, among other things. But Manchin said on Sunday he did not plan to support him.
A Facebook page for the Louisville Witches Tree promotes Tonight’s Solstice Curse for Joe Manchin. The Witches Tree is a landmark in old Louisville that is the origin of an urban legend involving witches.
Local author David Dominated, who tells the story on his Victorian Ghost Walks, said he was contacted by a witch named Joyce to promote the event. He sent it to the Witches Tree Facebook page, which he says is also run by local witches.
The invitation calls on the other witches to arrive at the tree, located at the corner of Park Avenue and Sixth Street, at 7 p.m., wearing a “Casual Witch” dress, aka a hooded cape. They must bring a lantern and a sprig of evergreen tree.
From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., they are asked to walk around the tree, chanting their personal curse.
Witches are also encouraged to attend a social gathering beforehand from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mag Bar. âBeer always creates better curses,â one read on Facebook.
This story was originally published by CityBeat’s sister newspaper, LEO Weekly.
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