In Indiana, a divorce court judge has ruled that a couple cannot teach their child Wicca, because it is not a "mainstream religion." The website that this story comes from actually refers to Wicca as an "unorthodox religion." (welcome to Indiana) Shit, that's not their fault. I'm sure that, like Judaism and Catholicism, orthodox Wiccans are easier to pick out when they wear their special hats. The special hat system is huge in most religions. Maybe that's what that pointy job is for. Sheds a whole new light on Oz, doesn't it? The "wicked" witch of the West a victim of religious persecution? What business is it of yours if she wants to shack up with a bunch of monkeys? Aside from the public health issues, of course.(Everyone knows that people getting down with monkeys just makes more Republicans, and it's not like we need them.)
Anyway, I think I was talking about this insane fuckwit doorknob of a judge who has decided that he can not only subvert the protections of the US Constitution, but also hand down rulings that have no clear import or means of implementation. What the hell is a mainstream religion? I, for one, would have thought that people who got messages from an invisible God telling them what to do were outside of the mainstream until we elected one President. Is Unitarianism mainstream? What about Satanism, or Stanism, the worship of Stan? What about agrarian faiths that preach a return to simpler things, or separatist beliefs where you can have more than one wife? Religion is divisive by its very nature, so step off this "mainstream" shit and sit down.
This is ridiculous. It's not like the parents were arguing about this: they're in agreement. The judge don't like it, so he's stepping on the freedom of religion from the bench. This must be what all the GOPers in Congress are afraid of when they're talking 'activist judges,' yeah?