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Pagans are now being treated as a monority group.

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Kana-Ka-Nsungu, Jul 17, 2009.

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    Pagan police to get witchcraft holidays

    Thursday, July 16, 2009
    Chants: Andy Pardy

    Police officers who indulge in witchcraft have been given the right to take Hallowe'en and the summer solstice off as religious holidays.

    Bosses have formally recognised pagans as a minority group and granted them the same rights as others such as Muslims.
    Members of the new Pagan Police Association will have guaranteed holiday on the faith's eight festival days. But one pagan officer has sparked controversy by admitting he uses witchcraft to boost his chances of promotion.

    'You cannot alter someone's free will with witchcraft but you could use it if you had a promotion coming up, or you were worried about a friend or a particular area of work,' said PC Andy Hill of Staffordshire Police.

    Heathen PC Andy Pardy from Hertfordshire Police, who set up the association, said there were misconceptions about the religion. It did not involve 'dancing naked around a fire', he said.

    'It involves chanting, music, meditation, reading passages. For pagans, the practices are seen to have the same power as prayer does for Christians.'

    But the president of the National Secular Society said faith groups were 'dangerous' and could compromise police impartiality. 'The police should call a stop to this and dismantle all religious groups,' said Terry Sanderson.

    Both the Police Federation and the Home Office supported the pagan move.

    Hii political correctness itatufikisha pabaya sasa...