Int'l witch conference
From eMedia Wire:
World Wide Wiccan Educational Conference attracting major Pagan educators and leaders to Albany, New York. Over the Labor Day weekend Wiccans will set out to answer the challenges to their Constitutional rights to practice their religion freely. While it won’t be a World Cup Quidditch match out of a Harry Potter movie, the Witch School Education and Leadership Conference, hosted by the Correllian Nativist Tradition at Trinity Temple in Albany, NY on September 1st through 4th, will draw witches from around the world, both in person and via the internet. While the U.S. Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law for all persons to practice their religion, Wicca, as a faith and practice is being greatly challenged by Christian authorities. These Christian leaders seek every legal means to stop the Wiccan faith from gaining a foothold in the American mainstream. Christian preachers quote 'Never to suffer a Witch to Live' as biblical law. A leading expert on religious and educational reporting requirements, Davron Michaels says, "This conference will help Pagan educators and leaders to understand what steps they must take to secure their rights under the Constitution. Being proactive in securing our rights requires basic education and networking."I'm a big believer in all people's right to worship or not worship as they choose and for government not to decide in favor either way. Now if you witches will excuse me, I'm off to my Methodist church's ice cream social. Yummmm.