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Pagan mom challenges Bibles in North Carolina school (Barf Alert)
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Posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:44 AM PST by Ira_Louvin

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. Schools should not be giving out one religion's materials and not others," Strivelli said. According to Strivelli, the principal assured her the school would make available religious texts donated by any group. But when Strivelli showed up at the school with pagan spell books, she was turned away. "Buncombe County School officials are currently reviewing relevant policies and practices with school board attorneys," the district announced in a written statement. "During this review period, no school in the system will be accepting donations of materials that could be viewed as advocating a particular religion or belief." The school board is expected to address the issue at its next meeting Feb. 2. According to legal experts, the First Amendment gives public schools two clear choices when it comes to the distribution of religious texts. "You can either open your public school up to all religious material, or you can say no religious material," Michael Broyde, a professor and senior fellow at Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion said. "You can't say, 'You can distribute religious material, but only from the good mainstream faiths.'"

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:53 AM PST by Ira_Louvin
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To: Ira_Louvin

“But when Strivelli showed up at the school with pagan spell books, she was turned away.”

Because making potions and drinking them or making others drink them is dangerous.

This is common sense.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 5:51:41 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Ira_Louvin
" ... to reevaluate its policies regarding religious texts. "

Before a text comes a religion.

The offended religionist should have her religion re-evaluated, THEN (re) evaluate the religionist.

Only then can qualified evaluation(s) of which and whom might be truncated be determined.

3 posted on 01/19/2012 5:59:50 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Any school boy that would want to hook up with cute witch chick, thinking she would have looser morals, should take a look at the mom to see what she’ll look like in 20 years. It might make them think twice!


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:00:08 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

If Ginger Strivelli’s son had brought home a Koran, I’m sure she would have smiled approvingly on the schools wonderful sense of diversity and it’s celebration of multiculturalism.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:00:29 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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Like many self-identified Wiccans/Pagans/etc., this woman fits the profile of unattractive, overweight attention- whore...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:02:23 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Le Chien Rouge
If Ginger Strivelli’s son had brought home a Koran,

It could've supplied the outhouse with toilet paper for a month!

7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:28 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
It could've supplied the outhouse with toilet paper for a month!

Or blotted a lot of bacon...

8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:24 AM PST by jboot
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To: The Sons of Liberty
It could've supplied the outhouse with toilet paper for a month!

"What could the men possibly have against the Koran?"

"Besides their bottom?"

/channeling his inner Blackadder
9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:57 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Ira_Louvin

She’s an anti-Christian. Let’s call it what it is.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:36 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Renderofveils
/channeling his inner Blackadder


11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:03 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Winstons Julia

I have never read a spell book, did it take you very long, what else was in it??? My teacher always told me I could use more time with my spell book. Anyway you may be correct: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DJfeMlqS1gZU&sa=X&ei=2CMYT7GsFNDXtwfktMGcCw&ved=0CFIQuAIwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHZgWVw7tclgpcWR6-0xOjieBgoCw


12 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:25 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Ira_Louvin
In my opinion, the Buncombe County Public School System opened this can of worms themselves by allowing a sacred religious text (ANY sacred religious text) to be distributed in the county's public schools.

I think they should consider themselves fortunate they were challenged by a local crack-pot from some fringe "religion", as opposed to having to deal with a bunch of well organized, lawyered-up, CAIR representatives showing up with a thousand copies of the Koran.

13 posted on 01/19/2012 6:28:04 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Ira_Louvin
Turn that around. Whenever someone tries to push paganism or Islam, demand equal time for Christianity.

14 posted on 01/19/2012 6:36:33 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: org.whodat

I haven’t read one either, but I know pagan’s are into herbs... so I Googled.

Looks like there ARE potions that involve ingesting stuff.

So you could conceivably have hormonal, unrequited teenage girls (or boys) cooking up potions and giving them to other students for various “purposes.”


15 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:06 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

True


16 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:20 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Witches really are ugly.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:35 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: svcw

Tell that to Glinda.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:15:42 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Ira_Louvin

It is the obligation of the parents not the school to provide religious base for their children.
Any good school would have available in their library any religious text from the multiple versions of the Holy Bible to the Torah, Koran, and even Satanism.
If the reporting is accurate, I gotta go with the witch on this one.
It’s never was about a separation of Church and State. It was that the Federal Constitution demands that No national religion be adopted. States were different until they took FEDERAL MONEY.
This being a state issue NC Constitution:
Sec. 13. Religious liberty.
All persons have a natural and inalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience.

Again, this is a matter for parents not government.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:21 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

All About Ginger Strivelli:

http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/musings/Ginger.html


20 posted on 01/19/2012 7:29:22 AM PST by procrustes
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To: Ira_Louvin

All About Ginger Strivelli:

http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/musings/Ginger.html


21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:29:28 AM PST by procrustes
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To: Maverick68
Never seen a good looking pagan. That stuff is the last bastion for the freaks and such. And it shows...
22 posted on 01/19/2012 9:46:13 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: procrustes

Oh what a lovely family. And such “unique” names for the lovely little witches and warlocks...


23 posted on 01/19/2012 9:59:15 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Ira_Louvin
I remember the mid 50’s to early 60’s the Gideons would give out New Testaments and no one ever had a problem. I still have some of those I acquired as a child. Things were so much simpler then.
24 posted on 01/19/2012 12:56:52 PM PST by longhorn too
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