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May 29th, 2005

Freedom of Religion Prohibited

Wiccan pentacle.

From the Indianapolis Star:
An Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge’s unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to “non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals.”

More about this insane story here:

As a Pagan, this really, really upsets me. But anyone that cares about the First Amendment should be upset with a judge, whose job it is to uphold the Constitution, that denies people their freedom of religion. I don’t see this judgement holding up but with all the right wing wackos Bush is trying to shove unto the judicial benches in a couple of years perhaps it might. And that is something everyone should fear.

I lived for awhile in Indiana and experienced religious intolerance. When I wore my pentacle I had people actually scream in my face that I was going to hell. I was told I was a sinner, was a devil worshipper, that I sacrificed children plus numberous rude looks directed my way. Even just a bit of research shows Pagans and Wiccans follow a peaceful path, worship nature and are NOT Devil worshippers. It boggles my mind that people still believe such ridiculous ideas.

Posted by Vixen as News at 10:06 PM CDT

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