‘Witchcraft Is No Longer Evil’: Disturbing Reality Purportedly at Center of ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

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This image released by Disney shows, from left, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in "Hocus Pocus 2." (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
Faith Wire: Many Christian parents are understandably cautious about “Hocus Pocus 2,” the Halloween-themed sequel to the popular 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. That’s understandable, considering the occultic themes prevalent throughout the film. But a recent Religion News Service article about the handling of witchcraft in the movie might add even more angst to the mix. The original “Hocus Pocus” emerged in 1993 amid the so-called “Satanic panic,” a timeframe during which

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