When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Exorcism

“She’s a witch! Burn her!”

As it turns out, in some places and times that has been more than just a comedy routine. Like in Salem in 1692 (although, to be a pedant about it, none of those witches were burned, all except one were hanged, and the odd man out was squished with rocks). Or in Managua, Nicaragua… today.

Vilma Trujillo Garcia, 25, suffered burns over 80% of her body during the ritual in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua.

Her husband Reynaldo Peralta Rodriguez said she had been taken to a church last week after she allegedly tried to stab people with a machete.

‘It’s unforgiveable what they did to us. They killed my wife, the mother of my two little ones,’ he said.

‘Now what am I going to tell them?’

Evangelical pastor Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero and four other people have been arrested over her death.

But Romero denied killing the mother-of-two and said Garcia had fell into the fire by herself and no-one pushed her.

He added a demon had left her body when this happened.

Human rights groups have spoken out about the death of Garcia and now want stricter laws for religious organisations in Nicaragua.

via Vilma Trujillo Garcia dies after ‘being stripped naked and thrown into fire during exorcism’ in Nicaragua | Metro News.

What did the good burghers of Managua do to deserve this? First the Somozas, then the Sandinistas, then the Contras, now the Exorcists. Not to mention, the machete-wielding witches that brought the amateur exorcist out.

6 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Exorcism

  1. Steve M.

    Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero had previously stated that she (the victim) had turned him into a newt, but he got better.

    Was she made of wood?

    Did they bother to weigh her against a duck?

    1. archy

      ***Did they bother to weigh her against a duck?***

      Surely not. If that had been the case, this article would certainly have been categorized in the *Lord Lovr a Duck* section by the Great and All-wise Hognose.

  2. Docduracoat

    My wife and her family are from the rural part of Nicaragua
    They have a lot of old wives tales and humorous superstitions
    My favorite was when I was warned in a serious manner to ” never hold a baby with wet hair and open the freezer…it will make the baby grow up to stutter”
    I learned that it was a mistake to laugh my ass off at these superstitions
    Not that my now 10 year old stutters ( she doesn’t )
    That you don’t want your wife and your mother both mad at you at the same time!

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