A letter to your local Elementary Schools
Article ID: 1937
Age Group: Adult
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Posted: February 2nd. 1997
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Dear School Administrator,
Every year the Witches' Voice sends out information packages to the school districts to educate them on the basic belief systems of Witches and Wiccans. There are probably children in your school system that come from Witch/Wiccan homes. We know that you would want to be sensitive to some of the issues that have been of concern in the past so that you may prevent possible misunderstandings from occurring in your schools.
Please take the time to read the enclosed materials. We publish these documents to educate the general public about certain misconceptions and stereotypical depictions of those who practice the religion of Witchcraft/Wicca. The law is very clear in stating that Witchcraft/Wicca is a legally recognized religion for First Amendment protection. We are sure, as educators, you will want to be correctly informed on these facts and that you will dispense this information to all who have interaction with children.
The Halloween season can be particularly trying for those children that come from Witch/Wiccan homes. The books normally read at this time are usually filled with tales of hags and green faced "Witches" who do bad things to children. Please do NOT read these types of stories in your classrooms. They are not true portraits of real Witches/Wiccans and can cause great emotional harm to Witch/Wiccan children as well as continuing the negative imagery connected with Witchcraft that has no basis in fact. Since Witchcraft IS a religion, this could also be considered as a violation of the separation between church and state.
We thank you for your sincere attention to this matter. We have no doubt that your intention is to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all children regardless of religious preference or sociological background.
If you have further questions or concerns, or if you would like a representative to speak at your school, you may contact us at the address.
|Important Note: The Witches' Voice Inc. does not offer legal advice nor are we qualified to do so. This document does not constitute legal advice but is intended to be used in conjunction with the legal services of an attorney licensed to practice in your state. This document can be copied and distributed to your lawyer should you decide that you need the services of one. |
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