An American Family Association representative in Michigan has taken a middle school to task for allowing an eighth-grader to publish a story about the Wiccan religion.
“We brought this to the Midland School Board’s attention,” [AFA rep Gary] Glenn says. “The principal said she agreed that it was inappropriate and would take steps in the future to make sure that it would not happen again. But we’ve made it an issue in the community in hopes that it will serve as an object lesson for school officials in all schools in the city and, hopefully, the entire state.”
According to Agape Press, “Glenn says he has warned the school district of the dangers associated with neopagan religious practices, many of which have been documented by law enforcement and the media. For instance, he notes, a female public school teacher in the town of Muskegon recently married a 14-year-old student in a Wiccan ceremony and sexually molested the child. And just two weeks ago in Ohio, a Wiccan couple was convicted of murdering a 13-month-old baby.”
“We think it also runs the risk of potential legal liability for the public school,” Glenn adds. “If a student perceives his or her school to be encouraging the practice of witchcraft and, based on reliance on that understanding, actually does engage in witchcraft and then comes to some kind of harm, we think the school district could be held liable.”
Glenn neglected to cite statistics on Christians accused/convicted of heinous crimes, like for instance, this guy, this guy, and this guy.
In Agape Press.