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Councilman busted in bribery
probe was flogged by
leaders of his heathen religion

New York Post, by Bill Nestel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/7/2013 4:55:27 AM

The city councilman who bungled his way into federal bribery charges is also a total bonehead in his kooky heathen religion — whose members wear medieval garb, make sacrifices to multiple gods and compete in combat games. Dan Halloran (R-Queens) — who was arrested Tuesday as the suspected bag man in state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s alleged plot to buy his way onto the mayoral ticket — has been publicly flogged and lost a spear-throwing contest as part of his Theodish punishments. Halloran converted in the 1980s from Catholicism to the pre-Christian Germanic religion, whose believers drink mead

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I know this isn´t of general interest, but it is just so bizarre. Who knew heathens were members of a "religion"?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/7/2013 7:09:08 AM     (No. 9263518)

I presume that his position as councilman is an elective one. The fact that citizens could actually enter a voting booth and pull a lever for this kook is chilling.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aud, 4/7/2013 7:33:25 AM     (No. 9263535)

Seems like there is work here for a modern Saint Patrick.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: deepthinker, 4/7/2013 11:58:59 AM     (No. 9263895)

Is this really a religion or a "dungeons and dragons" club??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 4/7/2013 12:25:54 PM     (No. 9263930)

Hmmm...not that I have any first-hand knowledge, but that sounds more like an S&M club.

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