it is 2011 and people are ready to burn others at the stake. well in all reality it sounds like no one had an actual problem with people being wiccan. they had problems with jealousy, greed and power. just like old times, old times!
it's not the fear of someone casting a spell on your car heater (yeah, i laughed so much i cried), it's lying about it, telling stories about it and yelling BURN THE WITCH BURN THE WITCH
what a load of shite this is. i hope ms smith wins her case and gets all her back comp PLUS damages. i cannot tell you how off putting this story is. how upsetting it is. how absolutely insane it is
Whistle-blowing witch grounded by TSA
Wiccan is fired after complaint about casting spells — and after she complained about lax security at the airport
By Bill Dedman
Here's a situation for all you aspiring managers: If you were the boss at a U.S. government agency and one of your employees complained that she was afraid of a co-worker's religious practices, what would you do?
Would it change your decision if the religion were Wicca, and the employee feared her co-worker because she thought she might cast a spell on her?
Here's how the Transportation Security Administration handled it:
It fired the witch.
Each person's story is unique, but what happened to Carole A. Smith gives us a glimpse of the work life of the 400,000-plus Wiccans in the United States. And it sheds light on work life at the TSA, where the 40,000-plus public employees who keep bad people and bad things off of airplanes have started voting this month on whether to join a union.
At New York's Albany International Airport on March 12, 2009, transportation security officer Smith was called into the office of the No. 2 TSA boss there, the assistant federal safety director for law enforcement..............