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Re: appearances...

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Alix E. Peshette (apeshet)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 07:38:59 +0000

> GoddessPgn

Dear Aimee,
Not to hammer on you, but I have one more serious suggestion to help
you in your career in teaching. I only add this because you have
seemed serious about soliciting this group's advice.

>From your aol name, I deduce that you are a follower of Wicca or some
branch of that philosophy. Even though we live in a country founded
on the idea of religious freedom, the school work place, at least for
teachers, is the exception; especially if you are not part of a
mainstream religion. We are considered public servants, guardians of
the impressionable young minds, etc. Our religious beliefs must be
kept private or we can open a very ugly can of worms with certain
parent segments of the local population.

If you have followed any of the past controversy in various districts
over the last ten years about state adopted literature and certain
religious groups' beliefs, you can guess that paganism is considered a
big threat.

It is very unfortunate that the "live and let live" philosophy is not
in vogue when it comes to publicly honoring one's religious beliefs,
within the public school setting. Please be very careful about how
and to whom you reveal yours.

Blessed be (and amen)