Pam at Pandagon describes two workers in Texas “who were fired after praying over another staff member’s cubicle and anointing it with olive oil.” Where had I heard about similar lunacy before? The Alito hearings. From the archives, where it was titled “At Least It’s Not Crisco…:
…or K-Y jelly. From the Wall Street Journal via Salon:
The Wall Street Journal has just reported that three Christian ministers claim to have snuck into a Senate hearing room in order to anoint the chairs that will be used for Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearing next week.
“We did adequately apply oil to all the seats,” the Rev. Rob Schenck tells the Journal. Schenck and his colleagues insisted that they aren’t taking sides in the confirmation fight. But Schenck said that God is “interested” in “what goes on” in Alito’s confirmation process.
Isn’t all this oil going to ruin someone’s suit?
Update: How were three people able to sneak into a Senate hearing room? What if it had been something more dangerous like ricin? We’re definitely winning the war on terror.
Crazy people everywhere.
this comment and this comment from Pam’s house blend give me the impression this was part of extended and systematic harassment.
What is Lev talking about? This was reported in several news outlets, so it’s hardly an urban legend. As far as I can tell, it’s a couple of nut cases perfoming a magic ritual to harass a co-worker.