Worth A Thousand Words

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  May 11, 2006 — 1 Comment

I recently reported on the tabling of a controversial policy on the disbursement of religious literature by the Brunswick County school board. What was the reason this conservative-minded school board backed off handing out bibles in schools? Not legal action (which would make them heroes to other conservative Christian-types), but the threat of free Pagan books.

I bring this all up again due to the great picture published yesterday in The State Port Pilot. This snapshot really captures the essence of this conflict.

“I am afraid of the mess we will create with this, I’m okay with Bibles, but not with sending this kind of message.”Shirley Babson, school board vice-chairman

I would like to thank Babson, and the rest of the school board, for boosting the popularity of our faiths in North Carolina. Modern Paganism may soon become the rebellion of choice for local students thanks to that photo. No doubt Llewellyn will thank you for all the free publicity.

Jason Pitzl-Waters

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