Friday, February 16, 2007

Wiccans Win in Court

Court upholds Ruling: Superior Court says store discriminated when it canceled pagan classes

...A Dover Superior Court judge has upheld a religious discrimination finding that requires Boscov's to pay a $5,000 fine and $21,000 to two Christians, two Wiccans and a pagan...the state Human Relations Commission found that the Reading, Pa.-based department store chain caved in to pressure from church people and illegally dropped classes the complainants planned to teach in October 2005 at the Campus of Classes at the Dover store...

The courses were on candle magic, talismans, tarot cards, and the pentagram. The department store argued that they canceled the classes because they lacked diversity! Heh, the court found this argument as funny as most readers of this blog do.

Here's the real sweet spot:

...Donna Jackson, a spiritualist who lives in the Camden-Wyoming area, was hard-pressed to contain herself..."I'm so excited about this," she said. "I think it's awesome. This is a big thing because we're in a conservative state..."

It seems that lots of good things are happening in Dover. Witches and scientists have reason to celebrate.

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