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May 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Democrats again under fire over JZ Knight donations

Two years ago, the state Democratic Party was shamed into giving up $70,000 in donations from JZ Knight after videos surfaced of the Yelm mystic — who claims to channel the 35,000-year-old warrior “Ramtha” — making offensive comments about Mexicans, Catholics and other groups. But Knight’s money is OK by the Thurston County…

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October 31, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Ramtha school sues former student over release of embarrassing videos

The Ramtha School of Enlightenment is suing a former student for publicizing videos of channeler JZ Knight making derogatory comments about Mexicans, Catholics, gays and others. The lawsuit, filed this week in Thurston County Superior Court, accuses former student Virginia Coverdale of violating written agreements she signed at the school forbidding the dissemination of Ramtha-related…

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October 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

State Democratic Party will donate money from JZ Knight after offensive comments

The state Democratic Party has decided to rid itself of $70,000 in donations from JZ Knight, the founder of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, after videos surfaced of the Yelm mystic making offensive, profanity-laced comments about Mexicans, Jews, gays and Catholics. After resisting calls to return the cash when some of the videos surfaced…

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