Mesg 3156 ( ) Date 26 Aug 89 Fldr Occult Time 122458 Subj Satanic Underground R)ead, N)ext

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Mesg: 3156 ( ) Date: 26 Aug 89 Fldr: Occult Time: 12:24:58 Subj: Satanic Underground From: Sysop To: All R)ead, N)ext, P)revious, S)can, E)xit? Read The Laroach organization has done it again! They now are claiming that MagickNet (an occult echo conference which we carry here) is a 'satanic underground'. (You can read their claims online here in msg. 3020 and 3021.)...Give me a break Mr. L! It is obvious that you do not (as usual) know what you are talking about. If the magickNet echo is 'satanic', then does that mean then that all boards on the echo (including this one) are 'satanic fronts'?? Probably it does to your deluded brain. And I suppose that all our users are 'satanists' too...I repeat, give me a break! //Phil// Mesg: 3020 ( ) Date: 22 Aug 89 Fldr: MagickNet Time: 09:16:48 Subj: Larouche watching Magickne From: Rowan Moonstone To: All The following article was submitted to the archives today. I thought all of you here should see it. It comes from the New Federalist (LaRouche's newsletter) and is dated 8/11/89- P. 12 "SATANIC UNDERGROUND CAN PROTECT CHILD ABUSERS" Special to New Federalist (Aug.4. Eirns) -"When Fred 'Tex' Burke of Arlington, Texas decided to flee rather than face a May 15, 1989, court-ordered hearing on his fitness as a parent, he took his 7-year-old daughter, Guinevere with him. Burke thereby set into motion a chain of events which would lead to the exposure of an international Satanic underground railroad, supported by a Satanic computer network known as MagickNet. When Burke failed to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Investigators searching Burke's residence found child pornogreaphy; an assortment of sexual devices; announcements of meetings of the 'Church of Wicca' which urged him to bring his daughter; a Ku Klux Klan "lifetime supporter' certificate; and a document entitled 'sword blooding', which showed the preferred method for dissecting and skinning a human body. Authorities, worried for the safety of Guinevere, tracked Burke to Oklahoma, where he was being assisted by a network of witches in an attempt to escape to Canada. Burke made it as far as the Lincoln, Nebraska area, where he was arrested July 13. The Lincoln area has been described by law enforcement sources as being a 'hotbed' of Wiccan activity. Guinevere Burke was rescued unharmed and is now under the protection of the authorities. SATANIC UNDERGROUND The scope of this underground Satanic railroad was confirmed by a computer message posted on MagickNet July 13, the same day Burke was apprehended. The message from a witch named Farrell McGovern of Toronto, Canada, said:'Anahita- Glua has been contacted by trustworthy pagan friends from Oklahoma, who are harboring a gentleman and his seven year old daughter who have been on the run... The Father wants to come to Canada w/ Daughter... is there anyone out there who might consider helping these two?' Anahita-Glua is identified in the message as a Third Degree Gardnerian Wicca Priestess from Ottawa ,Canada. The message goes on to note that 'there is a warrant out for his arrest for kidnapping' MagickNet , a self-described "electronic coven' is an international personal computer network which speciliazes in the occult and in providing counterintelligence about law enforcement and other groups investigating witchcraft. It is run by Brad Hicks of St. Louis, Missouri, who runs in Wiccan circles and in circles linked to Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, also of St. Louis and head of the openly Satanic Temple of Set. In addition to Hicks's 'Wierdbase' bulletin board, key links include the Ordo Templi Orientis 'Thelemanet' and 'Baphonet` bulletin boards in San Francisco and New York respectively. There are over 60 MagickNet outlets in the United States and Canada. Wicca and Computers The Burke case is significant to those investigating Satanic networks for two reasons. First, it clearly shows that Wicca despite its protestations about being opposed to child abuse ant other liiegal activity, has a functioning underground railroad to protect fugitive members, even kidnappers and those suspected of child abuse. Second, it underscores the role played in this underground by Satanic computer networks , such as Magicknet. A continuing investigation by reporters for this publication has confirmed that the Wiccans are highly upset by this exposure of their operations, and are attempting to set up a more secure communications channel. Obviously, they feel they have something to hide. " ***** So there you have it folks. As I see it, the article raises several issues. 1. Security. We should be aware that these folks are monitoring our EVERY WORD!!! DON'T post names, addresses, or other sensitive information on the open net. and DON'T post potentially damaging messages. Things can be taken out of context and twisted to hurt the entire Craft. You may think that nobody listens to the LaRouche nuts, but at least one 'cult bashing' ministry ,W.A.T.C.H. network in El Paso, Texas is working with these folks and networking with them. There are now frequent quotes from the New Federalist in the WATCH newsletter. And WATCH has ties into the whole "occult crime' industry network!!! THINK before you post. 2. Can someone in Texas get to work and find out if the allegations of the child porno and sexual devices is accurate. WE have GOT to know what's true in this case. We can't afford to jump on the bandwagon without FACTS. All we know so far is that Burke CLAIMS to be Pagan. He could be anything. We can't afford to support him publicly without cold hard facts. To do anything else could bring very disastrous ramifications on the entire pagan community. 3. What are we as a community going to do about potentially damaging "lurkers"? 2. Can someone in Texas get to work and find out if the allegations of the child porno and sexual devices is accurate. WE have GOT to know what's true in this case. We can't afford to jump on the bandwagon without FACTS. All we know so far is that Burke CLAIMS to be Pagan. He could be anything. We can't afford to support him publicly without cold hard facts. To do anything else could bring very disastrous ramifications on the entire pagan community. 3. What are we as a community going to do about potentially damaging "lurkers"? Let's think about this one folks. We here on the Net are SO visible that what we do has a high potential to affect the lives of the entire Pagan/Wiccan community in this country. These are tough issues that need to be addressed. BB Rowan --- msged 1.99S ZTC * Origin: Hippo Haven: The Dance Goes On (pirouette, thud! ...) (1:128/23.3)

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