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By: Fredric Rice To: Sara Keating Re: Voucher Discussions I've got something. {Picture shows kids seated in chairs weaking 'traditional' pointed witch hats, one kid has arm raised to ask a question} In what is shaping up to be the most controversial issue in California's upcoming November 2'nd election, opponents of the bill that would give $2,600 a year scholarships to students attending private schools have turned to the public's fear of the power of 'satanic' cults and witchcraft by pointing out that "schools" run by witche's covens would also be eligible for the funding. When told that the only accountability private schools have is to take attendance, Sen. Art Torres observed, "Satan worshippers are very punctual. Witches' covens are very punctual." In response, Assemblyman Bill Morrow asked: "Do you realistically think parents would send their children to an open field for school?" The incident is another indication of the public's belief in the myth that satanic cults and witches are far more numerous and powerful than the evidence leads us to believe. - Skeptic Magazine, Vol. 2., No. 2. --- * Origin: Creationist: Why yes, Rome _was_ built in a day. (1:102/890)

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