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When Are We Going to Take Back Halloween?

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Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Remember the days when Halloween meant flocks of children dressed as cowboys and princesses who actually did tricks on your doorstep in exchange for a treat? How did we get from that innocent celebration to the parade of ghouls, witches, and zombies that arrive on our porches today, impatiently grabbing candy out of the bowl as they rush off to the next stop?

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Beyond Halloween: How the Occult is Infiltrating Your Child's Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents are justified in their concern about the direction Halloween has been taking in recent years with the holiday becoming more occult-themed every year. But as my upcoming webinar will explain, when it comes to the infiltration of the occult into our children’s lives, what happens at Halloween, although important to be aware of, is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Does All Saints Day Have Pagan Roots?

LEB writes: “Every year I agonize over Halloween and what to allow my children to get involved in. It’s gotten so dark and occultish! Worse, some people say that the only option we have – All Saints Day – is derived from a pagan holiday! Are these our only choices?”

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Crude Halloween Display Mocks Supporters of Traditional Marriage

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The same gay couple who displayed a mannequin of Gov. Sarah Palin hanging from a noose last Halloween decided to up-the-ante this year by displaying crude effigies of traditional marriage supporters Maggie Gallagher, Carrie Prejean, and a Mormon missionary.

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