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Author Topic: Druids recognized as religion for first time in UK  (Read 6566 times)
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« Reply #8: October 02, 2010, 05:40:33 pm »

Charitable status is granted by our IRS and is only an acknowledgment that the correct forms were filled out properly.

The US Government isn't allowed to grant "recognition" or "official status" to any religion...despite what you sometimes read when someone says Wicca was officially recognized as a religion. They don't get to pick and choose who gets to be a religion.

Lyric and Randall already know this, but the knowledge of other readers ..

Wicca can't be "recognized" in the US. Specific Wiccan groups can be recognized as being religious non-profits.  Or the actions of groups or individuals can be recognized as being religious and thus deserving of 1st amendment protections (at the Federal level).

For example, the state of Virginia has a much stronger seperation of church and state clause in it's state constitution. A family can home school their children as they see fit on religious grounds.  If they don't have religious grounds, they must follow a bunch of state regs on home schooling.

So, if a person says they are Wiccan, and don't want to teach something while home schooling they have to prove (to a low standard) that they Wiccan and it's a religious basis. Now, if a person the next town over wants to also claim they are Wiccan, they'll have to start from scratch if they are not members of the same coven / organization. Different covens, different religions.
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