And all his works and pomps

According to the National Center for Reason and Justice, Francis Keller has been released from a Texas prison.

Since 1993, Keller has been serving a 48-year sentence for a crime that she did not commit. Worse than that, she has spent the past 20 years in prison for a crime that never happened.

Fran Keller

Fran and Dan Keller ran a child-care center in Oak Hill, Texas. They were accused, and convicted, of Satanic ritual abuse. We know they were innocent of this charge because:

1. The child they were convicting of abusing, who was then 3 years old, has since said that no abuse occurred and that she was repeating the accusations she’d been coached and instructed to deliver.

2. No physical or medical evidence suggests any abuse ever took place and no physical evidence was ever found of the graves in which the Kellers allegedly buried young children alive after baptizing them in blood.

3. Satanic ritual abuse does not exist.

Yet Fran Keller was sent to prison for 20 years because of an imaginary crime committed against non-existent victims.


I can’t believe this was the result of well-meaning people who were just trying to protect children from people they sincerely believed were a threat.

“All I care about, my passion, is helping survivors of child abuse,” says Australian “advocate” Liz Mullinar. But Mullinar also claims to have helped more than 500 people who were victims of Satanic ritual abuse. That story isn’t from 1983 or from 1993. That story is from today, in 2013. And it’s all terribly familiar — the spectral evidence of “recovered memories,” the implication that the lack of evidence of the alleged massive conspiracy of Satanists is somehow proof of their power, etc.

But a “passion” for helping survivors or for protecting children won’t produce the lurid fantasies of grisly, bizarre rituals that we’ve been hearing ever since this moral panic began in the 1980s. Those fantasies in all their horrid detail had to be imagined, invented, disseminated and embellished — and that process doesn’t seem like anything that would arise from a motive of helping survivors or of protecting real children from real dangers.

This isn’t about protecting children or saving babies. It’s just fantasy role-playing — the sensation of imaginary heroism that comes from battling imaginary monsters.

Do you renounce the Satanic baby-killers and all their works and pomps?

No. Nothing good can come from renouncing that which does not exist. Defining oneself in opposition to imaginary evils only leads to real evils and real injustices.


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  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Because a Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory cannot be disproven. Any evidence against The Conspiracy is Disinformation planted by The Conspiracy. Lack of evidence for The Conspiracy is PROOF The Conspiracy is so Vast THEY Can Silence Anything. Anyone who doubts The Conspiracy has revealed themselves as part of The Conspiracy.
    The Dwarfs are for The Dwarfs, and Won’t Be Taken In.

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Janet Reno started her career climb to AG with prosecutions of Satanic Ritual Abuse, Recovered Memory Evidence and all. I think some of them are still in prison in Florida.

  • G.G.

    I’ve seen the Cat Juggling film, is that close enough?

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Cognitive Dissonance with Long-Term Emotional Involvement.
    Exactly what every con man tries to instill in his marks. Get the mugu so emotionally involved in the scam that even when he finds out he’s being scammed, he’ll stay in the scam rather than have to admit he was wrong.

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    “If your Conspiracy Theory doesn’t fit the facts,
    Kooks Magazine

  • P J Evans

    Given that the Founding fathers have been dead for a couple of centuries, a network connection to their brains sounds about right for the results it gives.

    Zombie justice.

  • Daniel

    Green Angels, no less, my favorite Christian rock band who play regular Friday night sets in a church, are friends with the vicar, and yet have no idea who or what Satan is. I luv ‘em!

  • everstar

    But that’s what I was wondering about. How much money do you have available to you after you’ve been in prison for twenty years? What resources? I mean, I totally agree that I’d want to get the hell out of Texas, but moving is expensive even when you haven’t been incarcerated since the Clinton administration.

  • AnonymousSam

    *Snirk* I probably shouldn’t reveal that I have a small time career in the smut industry as an amateur self-photographer. :p

    (Seriously, with how strapped for cash I’ve been for the last several years, I’ve looked into everything as a money making option.)

  • Baby_Raptor

    And maybe it’s just girlfriend bias, but I think he’s pretty damn good at it.

  • Lori

    I hope they have someone helping them and that they’ve already got a decent lawyer lined up who will file the notice of the lawsuit about a minute and a half after the husband clears the prison gates.