Urban myths about “human sacrifice” are a millennia-old trope that perpetuates xenophobia and paranoia about dangerous foreign interlopers.
That Lauren Boebert is wrong isn’t news, as Boebert is wrong about almost everything. The story is why her crank constituency believe her.
Since Satan isn’t real, we’ve never much cared whether media depict him as “good” or “evil”; not like he’s going to mind. But that may change.
Many of the tropes we take for granted about Satanism have roots in anti-Jewish bigotry, although like the appeal of George Burns, they can be hard to place.
How do you observe Halloween in the midst of an unprecedent public health crisis? In our case, very carefully.