Wiccan Appointment as Prison Chaplain 'Morally Dangerous'

The person hired recently as Wisconsin's newest prison chaplain was "the Rev." Jamyi Witch, who changed her name from Welch, "because I am one" (a witch). A state representative from West Salem is leading a drive to yank funding for her $32,500-a-year post, saying taxpayers shouldn't be forced to accept this hocus pocus. Other lawmakers joined him, one calling Witch's appointment "morally dangerous," as reported in the Los Angeles Times.

Witch spoke of her feeling a "sacred duty" to help prisoners find a path to a better life." Her critics, however, don't trust her and have nightmares of her using her chaplain's post to "suck" criminals into the cult of bizarre ritual that Wicca represents to them, said the Times.

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