Murkowski challenger wrote in support of 'ex-gay' organization and posts on evils of 'addictive' witchcraft and 'Twilight'

Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican Senate candidate seeking to challenge Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022, once wrote in support of anex-gayChristian organization that promoted discreditedconversion therapyand said that homosexuality was caused bysexual molestation during childhood.

In an article unearthed by CNN’s KFile, Tshibaka wrote that gay people canwork through the process of coming out of homosexualitythrough Christianity and urged gay people tonot be controlled by the ‘once-gay-always-gayrhetoric used to advance political agendas” 안에 2001 Harvard Law School student newspaper article.
In other blog posts found by KFile that have since been scrubbed from the internet, Tshibaka said that theTwilightbook and movie seriesis evil and we should not read or watch it” 때문에 “entertaining and participating in these kinds of activities leaves us spiritually vulnerable. It also leaves us open to the enemy’s attacks.
    Tshibaka, who was born and raised in Alaska, announced last month that she would run against incumbent Murkowski, a moderate Republican who has drawn ire from Republican circles for voting to convict former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment. Tshibaka is positioning herself as the pro-MAGA political outsider and has hired key Trump campaign alums.
      Under Alaska’s new system, all candidates who qualify will run together in a nonpartisan primary, and the top four finishers will advance to the general election in which voters will then rank candidates.
        Tshibaka’s campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
        Though much of her social media profiles were scrubbed before she announced her candidacy, screenshots and 게시물 found by CNN’s KFile reveal that she spread baseless conspiracies about the 2020 선거, alleging widespread voter fraud in key states, which has been disproven.
          Texas is suing 4 Swing States for unlawfully enacting last-minute changes to their election laws due to COVID, thereby skewing the results of the 2020 General Election. If TX prevails, Alaska’s 2020 election results can also be revisited: the AK Supreme Court changed election rules for absentee ballots after our voting had already begun,” 그녀가 적었다 in one screenshot, posted to Twitter by a user critical of her message.
          Imagine what this could mean for Proposition 2 (where absentee ballots tipped votes in favor of the jungle primary) and for certain State Legislature races? Alaska can throw out all absentee ballots without a signature witness, 예를 들면,” 그녀는 계속했다.
          in an op-ed, Tshibaka called forcredible allegations of fraud, voter suppression, and voting irregularitiesto be thoroughly investigated and resolved before a winner was declared, even though President Joe Biden was projected as the winner days earlier.

          Tshibaka urged gay people to ‘come out of homosexualityand wrote in support of an ‘ex-gayorganization that promoted ‘conversion therapy

          Prior to launching her campaign, Tshibaka worked as a lawyer for the federal government in Washington, DC, for approximately 17 years in the offices of the inspector general for the US Postal Service, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
          She most recently served as the Alaska Department of Administration commissioner for two years but has since resigned to run for Senate.
          While attending Harvard Law School in 2001, Tshibaka served on the staff of the Harvard Law Record, an independent student newspaper. She wrote several opinion pieces for the paper, including one in which she wrote that, as a conservative, she believesthere is no wall of separation between church and state” 과 another in which she argued for “보복” 수행원 9/11.
          But her most controversial story that sparked backlash on campus came from an October 11, 2001, article entitled The Right Side: Coming out of Homosexuality under her maiden name, Kelly Hartline.
          Today is National Coming Out of Homosexuality Day, a day dedicated to helping homosexuals overcome their sexual tendencies and move towards a healthy lifestyle. Compassionate people nationwide recognize this day, rather than the more publicized ‘National Coming Out Day,’ because they want people to live and enjoy their lives to the fullest,” 그녀가 적었다.
          Tshibaka urged gay people tonot be controlled by the ‘once-gay-always-gay-rhetoricused to advance political agendasand said that gay people can insteadcome out of homosexualitywith the help of Jesus Christ.
          She repeatedly cited the work of Exodus International, a Christian nonprofitex gayorganization that maintained gay men and lesbians could change their sexual orientation through prayer and psychotherapy, an idea that has been debunked and discredited by major medical associations in the US.
          In one passage, she included their bogus claim thatthe most common cause of homosexuality is sexual molestation during childhood.In another, she supported Exodusrecommendations that gay people participate inpastoral counseling, accountability groups, personal prayer and Bible studies.
          Exodus International later renouncedconversion therapy 에 2012 and its leader apologized for the pain caused by their programs. 조직 dissolved in 2013 after its leaders concluded they could not change a person’s sexual orientation through psychotherapy.
          After the article received backlash on Harvard’s campus, Tshibaka apologized to readers.
          As to those I have offended, please accept my sincerest apologies. I did not intend to offend you, but simply discuss an alternative perspective,” 그녀가 적었다.

          Tshibaka wrote blog posts calling the ‘Twilightseries ‘eviland witchcraft ‘addictive

          While Tshibaka and her husband, Niki Tshibakaboth of whom are pastorslived in the suburbs of Washington, DC, they co-founded an evangelical Foursquare church in Virginia. The Foursquare church is part of the Pentecostal Christian movement founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1920s.
          Pentecostalism is among the fastest growing religious movements in the world, according to the Pew Research Center, and its faith emphasizes the direct experience of the presence of God by the believer, which is often revealed to the believer through speaking in tongues or divine healing.
          에서 2007 ...에 2017, Tshibaka frequently wrote about her family, her church and her faith in her blog. In several posts found via the Internet Archive’sWayback Machine,” Tshibaka wrote about the dangers of witchcraft and the occult, specifically targeting theTwilightbook and movie series. She called itevil and we should not read or watch it.
          Some say this book is harmless, that it promotes Christian values, and that it does not promote anything wicked at all. But Satan does not usually look repulsive, horrific, and evil on the outside,” she wrote in an 십월 2009 블로그 게시물.
          “실수하지 마라: ‘Twilightis a perfect example of how the enemy twists, perverts, and ridicules the things of God. This is his m.o. This is how he works,” Tshibaka added.
          그만큼 “Twilightseries is seen by some observers to have multiple references to Mormonism and Christianity; its author, Stephenie Meyer, is a Mormon.
          다른 게시물에서, Tshibaka also made a connection between illicit drugs and witchcraft by writing about the etymology of the wordpharmacy.
          There is a link between drugs and witchcraft. Our word ‘pharmacy,’ 예를 들면, comes from the Latin word pharmakon, which means ‘magic charmor ‘poison.Perhaps this explains why many people who have used illegal drugs experience demonic oppression,” 그녀가 적었다, though she mistakenly sayspharmakoncomes from Latin. The origins of the wordpharmacycome from pre-Greek languages.
          그녀는 계속했다: “Perhaps this also explains why things of ‘witchcraft’ (see above) are so addictive — like a drug. And why God is so unwavering about people avoiding witchcraft, even to the point that He considers witchcraft to be an abomination.
          안에 이월 2013 블로그 게시물 자격 “Witches Are Bad for Your Health,” Tshibaka cautioned people against consuming media thatincorporate, focus on, or glorify things like magic, witchcraft, vampires, or the occult.
          Given how strongly the Bible speaks against these things and condemns those involved in them, and given how intoxicating and addicting these topics can be, it’s wise for believers to avoid them altogether,” 그녀가 적었다, adding that though the Bible doesn’t prohibit consuming media, it says not everything is beneficial.
            And in a 유월 2015 블로그 게시물, Tshibaka wrote about the Charlie Charlie Challenge popular with teenagers on social media at the time, in which users use a makeshift Ouija board. Tshibaka said the game could inviteevil spiritsand presents asignificant spiritual risk to those who play it and others who are around or exposed to it (예 :, an entire school).”
            Youth draw a quadrant on a sheet, place two intersecting pencils on top of each other, and then ask, ‘Charlie, 백인, are you there?’ They then proceed to ask subsequent questions and the top pencil moves to land on the correct answer in the quadrant (예 :, 예, 아니, etc.) 물론이야, most [의] the time the top pencil does not move,” 그녀가 적었다. “But sometimes it does. And that’s because evil spirits are real and they’re more than happy to respond to invitations to afflict people.

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