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Witless Witness

Christians disrupt Wiccan celebration
2002This article is part of CT's digital archives. Subscribers have access to all current and past issues, dating back to 1956.

Ah, spring, when the air is filled with music and allegations of hate crimes. Cyndia Riker, Wiccan owner of Witches Grove magic store in Lancaster, California, says a Spring Equinox celebration was interrupted when half a dozen cars pulled up with Christians inside. They reportedly blared Christian rock music, shouted Bible verses, and pushed around a few worshipers. The local district attorney declined to file charges, saying, "It was just two different groups in a public place exercising their First Amendment rights and voicing their beliefs." Supporters of the Wiccan group asked the FBI to investigate the incident as a hate crime. And in case you're wondering, none of the Wiccans converted to Christianity as a result of the confrontation.


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Christians disrupted pagan equinox partyLos Angeles Daily News (April 1, 2002)
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