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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Then They Came For The Wiccans

We have found a witch! May we fire her?

Here's a situation for all you aspiring managers: If you were the boss at a U.S. government agency and one of your employees complained that she was afraid of a co-worker's religious practices, what would you do? Would it change your decision if the religion were Wicca, and the employee feared her co-worker because she thought she might cast a spell on her? Here's how the Transportation Security Administration handled it: It fired the witch.

The entire story is a lot more complicated, but it does help illustrate the harassment and abuse followers of religions that aren't in the mainstream can face, especially if the belief carries a certain degree of cultural baggage.

UPDATE: In a truly bizarre development, General J.C. Christian, Patriot has been drawn into the unfolding contoversy.


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