Goat sacrifice, talk of civil war upset Florida Libertarians

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Posted: Oct 02, 2015 3:59 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate who once sacrificed a goat and drank its blood, and who suggests the U.S. is headed for a cataclysmic civil war, is too much for Florida's Libertarian Party chairman.

Adrian Wyllie says he's leaving the chairman's post in hopes he can get other party leaders to denounce candidate Augustus Sol Invictus, whom he accused of trying to foment that war.

Invictus says his words are being twisted as part of a smear campaign. He says he's a pagan and acknowledges he did sacrifice a goat to give thanks to a wilderness god after a week of fasting and prayer in the Mojave Desert.

While he believes government is at war with its citizens and they will eventually fight back, he said he isn't advocating violence.