MEET EIRIK WESTCOAT, CANDIDATE FOR REPUBLICAN DELEGATE
March 7, 2008
Westcoat wants you to vote for him for delegate to the Republican
national convention. But the question is whether Republicans will even
consider the openly heathen Westcoat.
Westcoat is a 31 year old,
semi-student from Coal Center. A native of Western Pennsylvania,
Westcoat is supporting Ron Paul and his movement in an attempt “to make
the party more conservative” Westcoat stated.
various websites promoting his faith in heathen gods with pictures.
Westcoat is pictured hanging from a tree with hooks in his back to gain
wisdom. “It hurt but not as much as you would think” he told us
Westcoat recently challenged the petitions of long
time Republican Tom Uram and managed to force Uram to withdraw from the
race for delegate.
Now the road is easier for Westcoat. He is one of five men vying for three positions.
will Republicans vote for an openly pagan worshiper? Are the worshipers
of Thor the Thunder God really the type of representatives that Western
Pa Republicans want?
Westcoat assured us that though he supports
Paul on the war in Iraq, he is not a pacifist. In fact, his religion is
a warrior cult that speaks of death in battle being glorious.
stated that he hung from the tree (photos in print edition) for nearly
thirty minutes. “I lost track of time” mainly he stated because of not
having a watch.
Some might believe that Westcoat’s faith is a
fad, but he assured us that he and his twin brother are true followers.
Laughing he told us “This is not a fade”.
Westcoat’s group of
followers locally only consist of his brother and himself, though he
told us that there are many others that hold true to the pagan faith of