Queens NYC: A GOP Pagan

This guy, Dan Halloran, has received the GOPs blessing as its candidate for the District 19 city council seat in Queens, NY. He is not only a Pagan high priest, but a King in his faith: Theodism. Gods include Tyr, Odin, and Thor.

Dan The Man
Dan The Man

Halloran is an attorney and partner at Palmieri, Castiglione  & Halloran and is also chairman of the state Republican Liberty Caucus.

In the words of Halloran himself:

“I don’t think any of this is really relevant to the City Council race. It’s like talking about what church you pray at. That you understand the divine is the most important part…As long as we proceed in our civic lives with dignity and honor, that’s what matters.”

God Bless America indeed.

(Election Day is Nov. 3)

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/gods-bless-america-queens_b_301384.html

23 thoughts on “Queens NYC: A GOP Pagan

  1. ruths are the springs from which duty flows; and it is but a few hundred years since a new Truth began to be distinctly seen; that man is supreme over institutions, and not they over him.

  2. No man, it holds, has any right in any way to interfere with the religious belief of another. To that great Judge, Masonry refers the matter; and opening wide its portals, it invites to enter there and live in peace and harmony, the Protestant, the Catholic, the Jew, the Moslem; every man who will lead a truly virtuous and moral life, love his brethren, minister to the sick and distressed, and believe in the One, All-Powerful, All-Wise, everywhere-Present God, Architect, Creator and Preserver of all things….

  3. “I am…neither Democrat nor Republican. Above all…I am a Mason….I have written for an Order, that extends over the world. In its Rituals, Lectures and various offices, I have endeavored to `stir up’ the Brethren now living `and those that may follow us, to an earnest endeavor of noble actions’ and the practice of morality and virtue, the faithful performance of life’s duties, the faithful observance every where, in the market and the forum, at home and among men, of the laws of Truth,
    Justice, Right and Toleration.” –Albert Pike

  4. I found this event worth posting on the follwoing bases:
    1) It’s cool that some guy who openly prays to Odin (among others) climbed the ladder of any ‘establishment’ realm; much less two or three of them.
    2) It was exciting (in a ‘wow, no shit!?’ kind of way) that it happened inside the GOP.
    3) Elections almost always run straight to the lowest common denominator. This is already an exception.

    Even as grown-ups, so much shit each day and week tries to push us into one homogenous mold or another….this dude has just kept rolling through them instead. It’s inspirational.

    More shit should work like this.

  5. We’re dicks! We’re reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild are pussies. And Kim Jong Il is an asshole. Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn’t appropriate – and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves… because pussies are an inch and half away from ass holes. I don’t know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don’t let us fuck this asshole, we’re going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!

  6. I’m not entirely picking up what you’re putting down.
    Please explain: “Republicans (and I’m generalizing a little bit here) have become much more ‘Christian-Centric’ since the days of Reagan. For them to endorse an avowed Pagan seemed wrong to me.”

    why does this seem wrong to you? Don’t forget your original statement. “Beware the Masons. They’re everywhere.”

    1. You got it. They are everywhere.

      I think the point of Chris’ post was that the Republicans endorsed a Pagan.

      Considering the very Pro-Christian, anti-every other religion worldview of a lot of Republicans, it seemed strange.

      I imagine a city council meeting going thusly:

      “I propose an exclusion to the zoning plan as amended, to allow for the construction of a great hall of heroes and for feasting! All in favor say ‘Aye’. All opposed ‘nay’. The motion passes!! All hail the All-Father, Odin!!! Drinks for everybody!!”

      I offered up that the Republicans endorsed him because he was a Freemason, in addition to a Pagan. All the proof I needed was in his statement, which sounded very much like something a real, flesh and blood Mason once said to me.

      My theory:

      Mason’s are secretly running the Republican party in Queens.

      Beware. They’re everywhere.

  7. Thanks Jim.

    I’m planning a review of Dan Brown’s book, ‘The Lost Symbol’. It is a respectful book, but it is also listless, overly long, and if you’re willing to die to protect a great and ancient secret, I think it should be more exciting than what it turned out to be.

    I work with a couple Masons, so I’ve got the hookup. I’ve seen the book you’re talking about, almost picked it up a couple of times. But I’ve got to say, making things up out of whole cloth is a lot more fun than working with the truth.

    The paradox is addressed in the comment above yours. And its not so much a paradox as an incongruity. Republicans (and I’m generalizing a little bit here) have become much more ‘Christian-Centric’ since the days of Reagan. For them to endorse an avowed Pagan seemed wrong to me. What the candidate, Dan, said, however, struck me as kind of Masonic (also explained above). Therefore, I went with my gut.

    Thanks for the link. Still think you’re a Masonic spy. 🙂


  8. I’m not a Mason and Dan Browns book appears to be a respectful work of fiction. According to The Idiots Guide to Freesmasonary, church affiliation is not a prerequisite. However, members are required to profess a belief in a “Creator or Maker, Sovereign over us all.” I hope this answers your question about the “paradox”, the Republican Party, and Paganism. Also, I included a link to Amazon.com. I recomend you purchase a copy of Freemasons for Dummies. It will be a great tool to incorporate in your consipracy theory tool box.

  9. Chris,

    See the above post where I state that I enjoy turning everything into a Masonic conspiracy. I’ve made them my personal boogie-men.

    It is kind of like ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ only I use Freemasons.

    On the other hand…

    You have a Republican Party that has become much more socially conservative in the last couple of years endorsing an avowed pagan, which, on the surface, runs very counter to that conservativism. Very WTF.

    In reading his quote on gods and service to others, I was reminded of someone I worked with who said nearly the same thing. And I mean, verbatim. He was the Worshipful Master of his Masonic Loge and we were talking about how his group was intent on taking over the world, which he said they weren’t (LIES!!!), they were a service organization, and blah, blah, blah. (MORE LIES!!!)

    So, it kind of got me thinking that this guy got the nob because of his connected Masonic buddies. Paganism be damned!

    There, riddle solved.

  10. Fair enough, Jim.

    I see you for what you are, a Masonic spy trying to discredit my theory. I will not be deterred. Dan’s a Mason and so are you.

    Your turn.

  11. Because they’re a scary secret society with their fingers in many many pies and because I enjoy turning everything into a Masonic conspiracy.

    Also because they’re everywhere, even running for City Council In New York.

  12. Sure, it seems terribly paradoxical that the party of the religious right would endorse a pagan. But consider this:

    “That you understand the divine is the most important part…As long as we proceed in our civic lives with dignity and honor, that’s what matters.” – Dan Halloran

    “Believe in some deity, give him what name you will … any god will do, so he is your god. All persons are the children of one God, and that the best way to worship God is to be of service to people, to be good men and true.” -The Great Editor

    Sound familiar?

    The second passage is one I’ve cobbled together from a couple of MASONIC texts.

    Beware the Masons. They’re everywhere.

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