It says that she tried to distribute it after she was assured by the school official that all donations of religious material of any kind would be allowed to be distributed, but then she was denied. It then says that they are looking into the practice and not accepting religious material donations at all. It does not say whether it was done as a result of her initial complaint or as a result of her not being able to distribute the Wiccan information.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
It shouldn't matter if all are treated the same. Either all religions are welcome to pass out religious books or none. To be fair, you have to establish rules as to what constitutes religious material and how often it may be handed out. I would think the smartest way to handle it is to say no religious material may be handed out. Problem solved. It is ultimately a school board issue and one - I promise you - they'd rather not handle in North Carolina or anywhere in the bible belt.
In the South probably the best way to be do it is to make the materials available in the library where an update list would be kept. Students who want to obtain specific literature can request them from a librarian. The child must request the material.
It would of course be much better not to have religious materials distributed on school property period.
The ultimate dilemma, and it is going to happen, is when a non-Judeo Christian faith applies to use a school auditorium for religious services on the weekend. This happens all over America, as far as I can tell. Schools rent out their auditoriums to fledgling churches who are saving money to purchase land and build their own church. I don't have a problem with it and I never have. Makes good sense to me. Sooner or later, however, a Muslim or Wiccan, maybe even a Buddhist group will make an application to an available school and be denied on the basis of religion.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Local control of schools.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
BTW, it looks like Ginger Strivelli has been at odds with this school system for a long time. Scroll down to the newspaper clipping she's posted dated 8/22/00.
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