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The district said Halloween celebrations and children dressed in Halloween costumes might be offensive to real witches.
"Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion and so we want to be respectful of that," Hansen said.
The Wiccan, or Pagan, religion is said to be growing in the United States and there are Wiccan groups in Puyallup.
On the district's list of guidelines related to holidays and celebrations is an item that reads: "Use of derogatory stereotypes is prohibited, such as the traditional image of a witch, which is offensive to members of the Wiccan religion."
"I do lots of things that are not revolving around wearing a black outfit and stirring a cauldron," Wiccan priestess Cheryl Sulyma-Masson said in an interview with ABC News in which she explained that Wiccans, or Pagan Clergy, celebrate nature.
Originally posted by TexasConspiracyNut
So now the kids cant have Holloween at school because the school thinks the poor wiccans may get mad.
Originally posted by Apoc
She's a witch!
She turned me into a newt!!
...I got better
Originally posted by Hecate100
It's probably a sneaky move by fundamentalist Christians. Reverse psychology. Simulated outrage is all the rage these days.