NC: Pagan mom challenges school Bible giveaway

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January 19, 2012
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"A pagan mother's challenge to the distribution of donated Bibles at a local school has prompted the Buncombe County Board of Education to reevaluate its policies regarding religious texts. Ginger Strivelli, who practices Witchcraft, a form of Paganism, said she was upset when her 12-year-old son came home from North Windy Ridge intermediate school with a Bible. The Gideons International had delivered several boxes of the sacred books to the school office. The staff allowed interested students to stop by and pick them up." (01/19/12)

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  • Well, if he was interested, why not let him have it? Doesn't sound like they forced it on him. Curiosity satisfied is usually a very good thing. What's she so afraid of?

  • Clore

    "Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, not on Wiccan principles," Bobby Honeycutt, who attended public schools in Weaverville during the 1970s, said.

    Cf.:

    "As the Government of the United States of America is not,
    in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in
    itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or
    tranquillity, of Mussulmen [Muslims]; and, as the said States
    never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any
    Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no
    pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce
    an interruption of the harmony existing between the two
    countries."
    — "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States
    and the Bey and the Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary" (commonly
    called the "Treaty of Tripoli"), negotiated under George
    Washington, signed by President John Adams after the Senate
    voted unanimously for ratification.

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