Roger L. Simon

Annals of Political Correctness - Free the Pagan 8!

Paganism is back in the UK prisons (did it ever leave?). But you will be relieved to hear that Michael Spurr, director of operations of the Prison Service, has drawn the line at nudity. From the Timesonline:

PAGAN priests will be allowed to use wine and wands during ceremonies in jails under instructions issued to every prison governor.

Inmates practising paganism will be allowed a hoodless robe, incense and a piece of religious jewellery among their personal possessions. They will also be allowed to have Tarot cards but are forbidden from using them to tell the fortunes of other prisoners.

The guidance, issued by Michael Spurr, the director of operations of the Prison Service, makes it clear that Skyclad (naked pagan worship) will not be permitted. Prison staff have been told that pagan artefacts should be treated with respect.

That sounds like good news for the wand stores on Hollywood Boulevard. (ht: Ted Miller)