Thursday, May 26, 2005

Activist Judge Prohibits Wicca Teaching

Maybe we have freedom of religion, but in one Indiana court this only applies to court-approved religions. An activist judge in Indiana has prohibited parents from instructing their children about their pagan beliefs:

An Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge's unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to "non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals."

The parents practice Wicca, a contemporary pagan religion that emphasizes a balance in nature and reverence for the earth.

Cale J. Bradford, chief judge of the Marion Superior Court, kept the unusual provision in the couple's divorce decree last year over their fierce objections, court records show. The order does not define a mainstream religion.


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