Freedom of Religion, means any religion.
It happened in Salem, and it is still happening. Religious prejudice is still thriving
in the United States today, even though the first amendment of our country’s constitution
protect those who believe differently. And it is a lot more major than some people think.
In Salem, the prejudice was against what they called witches. The Protestants
believed they were committing Heresy. Today people if all parts of the world still practice
Witchcraft. Some of those people practice the craft for the religion in it, others just for
the fact they want to call themselves “Witches”. Even if people don’t like it, and most
don’t, Wicca has been recognized as a religion, and is on the move to being just as large
as the Islamic or Buddhist faiths.
Even if the Wiccan religion has been recognized as a major religion, the
practitioners of it are still persecuted and taunted for their beliefs. People are afraid. They
refer to witches as “evil” hags that they remember in the faery tales of their youth. The
ones that would ride on brooms across a full moon with a black cat as their accomplice.
Much to their surprise, the people that practice the Craft are not in fact, evil.
Power beads, herbal teas, aromatherapy. All of these modern day things originate
from the Craft. So when in fact people may preach against witches, they themselves might
be consumers of what witches have started. And then, the people who preach against it,
are actually for it. They themselves in the simple act of fixing a cup of chamomile tea for
their head ache, power beads for luck, are practicing the Craft.
The people that preach against are quite harmless. They’re easy for practitioners to
brush off. Unfortunately there are the people who aren’t as harmless. They are the ones
that practitioners have to worry about
Gavin & Yvonne Frost , have definitely gotten to know those hazardous people.