Saturday, July 02, 2005

Paganism in Red States

In an email The Week magazine reported:

A South Carolina couple was pulled over after police noticed a bumper sticker identifying them as Druids. Debra Gainey, 47, a minister in the ancient, nature-centric religion, was issued tickets for license and insurance violations. But during the traffic stop, Gainey and her husband say, reserve officer Tony Stewart asked about their “It’s a Druid thing” bumper sticker, invited them to Bible class, and later sent a proselytizing letter to the couple’s home. “God is calling you,” the letter said. “If you deny this, then you are pushing away the hand of God, and that would not be wise.” Stewart is now under investigation.

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