Lincoln Park, MI, USA
Religious Discrimination Against Pagans and The Pentagram
First Reported on A Mystickal Grove message Board - November, 1998
Upon reading all of the information below, you will notice a mounting
discrimination case. So far the WADL has put many hours into defending these
students rights, ... throught writing letters, phone calls, and person-hours ... and
on December 17th, this may all come to a head with the WADL taking legal
The public mannounceent of this problem first occured on the Mystickal Grove
General Wicca Message Board in the middle of November, 1998. Upon first
posting, DragonHawk transferred the information directly to WADL National
President S. Foster for consideration.
Thank-you to G. MoonSong and M. Caregiver for their concern and belief in
equal treatment. Your posting on the message boards may lead to a more equal
setting in Michigan !
WebCrafter ~ DragonHawk
The Administration of Lincoln Park High School has noticed an increase in gang
and or cult activity.
The Board of Education, through the Student Code of Conduct, has clearly stated
that it "desires to keep district schools and students free from threats or wrongful
influence of any groups or gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or
Violators will be suspended indefinitely with possible expulsion. The
Administration of Lincoln Park High School will enforce this rule.
A partial listing of groups that are not appropriate to the
school setting include:
KKK, Street Gangs, Skin Heads, White Supremacists, Wiggins (Wiccans ?),
Straight Edge, Pagans, Gothic, Satanist, Vampires, Cult/Occult, Witches
It is understood that this list is not all inclusive, and that any like groups that do
not appear on this list are also inappropriate and unacceptable in the school
setting, and will result in disciplinary action.
A partial listing of inappropriate activities includes, but is not limited to:
Vampire/Death style make-up
There are other related activities that are not listed which are also inappropriate to
the school setting.
If you have questions concerning whether an artifact or activity is appropriate to
the school setting, please ask your administrator or Officer Pollard.
Enforcement will begin on Thursday, October 29, with confiscation of
inappropriate artifacts and a warning. Friday, October 30, enforcement will
change to confiscation
of artifacts and indefinite suspension.
[NOTE: This GANG/CULT ANNOUNCEMENT took place just prior to the
ancient Pagan celebration of Samhain/Celtic New Year]
The faculty and administration appreciate your excellent behavior this year. Our
intention is to insure the health, safety and welfare of all students by keeping
gangs and cults out of your high school.
Your cooperation in helping us to achieve that goal is appreciated."