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    Filed at 2:48 pm under by dcobranchi

    Alt title: Not that there’s anything wrong with witches

    File this one under “Be careful what you wish for.” It seems a conservative Christian group threatened a lawsuit last year against a school district for refusing to allow them to send fliers advertising their services home with the kids. The school caved, but now it cannot discriminate against any religion (that would be a First Amendment problem, for sure). Some Unitarians/pagans decided to take advantage of the situation ,and you can guess the rest.

    The calls from concerned parents began almost immediately.

    Former Republican city councilor Rob Schilling, now a host on WINA radio’s morning show, went to the NatureSpirit website after hearing about the flyer.

    “They’re talking about witchcraft and magic. Is this appropriate to be sending home with school children?” he asked on his December 5 show.

    People who called the show were disturbed to see the Christian and Jewish symbols displayed with the pentagram, says Schilling.

    I’m sure Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will soon be highlighting this as another “attack” on Christmas.

    UPDATE: I should not that the conservative Christian/blogger Jeff Riddle is right. Sadly, he seems to be one of the few sane members of his tribe.

    12 Responses to “WHICH WITCH?”


    Comment by
    COD
    December 7th, 2006
    at 3:18 pm

    “I reiterate that we cannot discriminate on witch fliers as long as they’re not discriminatory or lewd,” she says.

    Nice typo in that sentence 🙂


    Comment by
    COD
    December 7th, 2006
    at 3:21 pm

    On second thought – I don’t think it’s a typo. She was saying that they can’t discriminate against witch fliers – not that they can’t discriminate against which fliers they choose.

    I think. It’s still funny.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 7th, 2006
    at 3:31 pm

    That was the inspiration for the title.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    December 7th, 2006
    at 4:59 pm

    Good for the witches! Now can we go back to that separation thing?

    Nance


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 7th, 2006
    at 5:18 pm

    I’m confused. I thought the typo was “fliers” instead of “flyers.” Unless they meant that they can’t discriminate against flying witches.


    Comment by
    Jeanne
    December 8th, 2006
    at 8:02 am

    As a Christian, I always think the best “protection” the government can provide for my being able to bring my children up as Christians is “separation.”

    This example is an excellent example of why I believe that to be true.


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    December 8th, 2006
    at 8:32 am

    As a Christian, I always think the best “protection” the government can provide for my being able to bring my children up as Christians is “separation.”

    Amen! The ones who are trying to say there should exist no separation are the ones who wish they could once again shirk their responsibilty to train up their children in the ways of God off on the state and have taxpayers foot the bill, Christian or not.


    Comment by
    Silvia
    December 8th, 2006
    at 11:07 am

    This is from my local weekly! I remember reading the original story about the flyer issue in the daily paper: tinyur...yfbcqn in September. I thought it would be a great opportunity to distribute flyers from our state-wide homeschool org, vahome...rs.org , since we’re non-profit. 🙂
    And here’s more background on the issue: tinyur...yg234u
    from a school board member’s blog.


    Comment by
    Silvia
    December 8th, 2006
    at 11:16 am

    BTW, I looked up “flyer” vs “flier” and apparently they can be used interchangably, accorging to dictionary.com. 🙂


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 8th, 2006
    at 9:25 pm

    Eh, Sylvia, party pooper. 🙂


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 8th, 2006
    at 9:26 pm

    Silvia, sorry. I have the end-of-week drowsies…


    Comment by
    dragyonfly
    December 12th, 2006
    at 12:40 am

    Hooray…one for the witches…..