[Garnet and Sebastian are discussing the Order of Eustace, the Vatican witch hunters]
He nodded. 'It's strange that they care more that I'm a Witch than a vampire. You'd think that being one of the walking dead would be a bigger sin.'
'It's Biblical, I guess,' I said with a shrug. 'Vampires aren't mentioned in the Bible; Witches are.'
'The whole suffer the Witch to live thing?' he asked.
'Well, that's just bad biblical scholarship. A much more accurate translation of the Hebrew would be something more like, 'Thou shalt not support a Witch in her livelihood,' or 'Don't give the fortune-teller your dime'.'
I'd also heard that originally the word had been 'poisoner' and had gotten changed over time. (chapter two)