25 Aug Reader Poll: “Should Wiccan holidays be added to school calendars?”
“Should Wiccan holidays be added to school calendars alongside of other religious holidays (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.)?”
Here is how UFI readers responded:
3 Percent “Yes”
97 Percent “No”
This news article, Wiccan days included on Tennessee university calendar, prompted us to pose this question. This is an interesting and loaded question for pro-family/conservative individuals. There clearly was a unified response to the question: “No, Wiccan/pagan holidays should not be added to school calendars.” But, we at United Families have to disagree with the overwhelming consensus.
We are absolutely not supporters of Wicca or other forms of paganism. We deal with them regularly at the UN. But if you state that you are a supporter of religious freedom, something United Families does actively support, it is difficult to be consistent in your position and then deny other religious groups the same freedoms and opportunities.
“I love it when people profess to love freedom of religion, and then talk about how the principle is being taken too far.”
The only other option that we can see for a school calendar, when other religions have asked for their holidays to be included, is to include no holidays on the calendar. But we are open to be convinced otherwise.
Write to us and tell us what you think on this topic.