Thursday, January 9, 2014

This Happened. In the Year 2014.

I can't even ....

Charles Pierce:

...the latest assault on religious liberty in that state's "government schools."
An Oklahoma high school suspended a 15-year-old student after accusing her of casting a magic spell that caused a teacher to become sick, lawyers for the student said on Friday.The American Civil Liberties Union said it had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on behalf of student Brandi Blackbear, charging that the assistant principal of Union Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, suspended her for 15 days last December for supposedly casting a spell. The suit also charged the Tulsa-area Union Public Schools with repeatedly violating Blackbear's civil rights by seizing notebooks she used to write horror stories and barring her from drawing or wearing signs of the pagan religion Wicca. "It's hard for me to believe that in the year 2000 I am walking into court to defend my daughter against charges of witchcraft brought by her own school," said Timothy Blackbear, Brandi's father...Joann Bell, executive director of the ACLU's Oklahoma chapter, said the "outlandish accusations" had made Blackbear's life at school unbearable. "I, for one, would like to see the so-called evidence this school has that a 15-year-old girl made a grown man sick by casting a magic spell," Bell said.
For the sake of hope for the future of humanity, I'm going to assume that the accusation of - are you fucking kidding me - witchcraft is really a bullshit cover for getting rid of a Native American In Possession of a Vagina who persisted in non-conformist behavior.

Otherwise, we really are doomed, and the final global warming catastrophe can't happen soon enough.

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