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Police allowed to take Hallowe’en and summer solstice off work. This doesn’t surprise you, does it ?

Welcome to modern England where political correctness is so pure, so invasive, so dictatorial, SO FULL OF SHIT, that every little group everywhere no matter what has .... RIGHTS!  Where everybody is recognized as something and has a claim on the system.

I guess it would be a bad place if nobody had any rights at all.  But come on.  Some things are really just made up stuff on the spur and you know they are.
Simply say you belong to some group or other and you automatically have the right to make claims on behalf of said made up cartoon with the force of law behind you.  Except for known unpopular things like, being anti diversity, anti multi culture etc. Oh yeah, and now btw parents may “lose the right to boycot school sex lessons.” Now I’m not a parent and so can’t really take a side as one and speak like one.  But even so it seems to me that parents should be able to decide at what age their children should be formally taught that subject.  And I do realize that for some parents there would never be a time.  How did the world make it this far btw?  Well I’m gonna avoid that subject because it isn’t where I started.

I caught this rather bizarre article and ....... and ....  ??  Here. See if it seems reasonable and logical to you. In todays world, I guess it’s simply par for the course.

So then, how about law abiding Neo Nazis who are breaking no laws, not encouraging violence or abusing police, what if a group of them want to celebrate publicly, April 20th.  What then?  AND ... they want April 20 as a day off.  What then?
Don’t accuse me of being silly on that because frankly this world is soooooo far gone now that I can actually see a civil rights lawyer arguing the case for them.

Right. Now I’ve said that I really should be honest and expose all cause to do less would be mis-leading on my part.
Truth about me is ....  I’m a dinosaur.  I was brought up in a very different time, have a hard time with change and in fact don’t much like change except where computers are concerned.  I have a hard time understanding new fangled religions and things like ebonics and kwanza and view this in the same light.  I might be very mistaken and wrong to do so.  But, well. Sorry.  It all seems like fakery to me.  ??
Which wouldn’t be at all fair to those who quite honestly believe what they say they do. How can I judge?  I guess I do because it human nature.

OK ... I hear thunder. LOUD!  I usually unplug when that happens. Will wait another minute or two.
Cheers

Pagan police officers in Britain have been given the right to take eight days off work a year to celebrate “religious holidays” including Hallowe’en and the summer solstice.

By Nick Allen
Published: 12:30PM BST 16 Jul 2009


It follows the setting up of a Pagan Police Association to represent officers who worship nature and believe in many gods.

Pc Andy Pardy, a leading Pagan officer from Hertfordshire Police, met with Home Office officials this week to push for more recognition for pagan officers.

The neighbourhood beat manager, who has been an officer for the past seven years, is a heathen which means he worships Norse gods, including the hammer-wielding Thor, the one-eyed Odin and Freyr, the god of fertility.

Pc Pardy told Police Review magazine: “Paganism is not the new age, tree hugging fad that some people think it is. It is not the clandestine, horrible, evil thing that people think it is. A lot of people think it is about dancing naked around a fire but the rituals are not like that.

“It involves chanting, music, meditation, reading passages and for pagans the practices are seen to have the same power as prayer does for Christians. Most pagans practice some kind of conservation work as well to give something back to the planet.”

Hertfordshire Police allows Pc Pardy the eight pagan holidays off each year, including Hallowe’en, which signifies the Pagan new year, and the summer solstice in June.

The days are deducted from his annual leave but because of his religion the days off are set in stone.

Superintendent Simon Hawkins, of Hertfordshire Police, said: “While balancing operational needs, the force’s religion and beliefs policy gives all staff the choice of re-allocating the traditional Christian bank-holiday festivals to suit their personal faith.

“This has been very well received from a number of faith groups, including Muslim and Jewish.”

A spokesman for the Home Office confirmed the meeting with Pc Pardy.

He added: “The Government wants a police service that reflects the diverse communities it serves.

“It is down to individual forces to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the religion or beliefs of individual officers, as far as operational requirements permit.”

There were 30,500 pagans in England and Wales in 2001, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Last year the Home Office introduced the pagan oath for use in the courts.

It is not known how many Pagan police officers and staff there are in the UK.

Another officer, Pc Andy Hill of Staffordshire Police, is a practising Wiccan, a pagan witch. He has founded Pagan Police Group UK, a website for pagan police officers and their families.

He said: “Wiccan has always been a bit of a taboo religion, there are lots of misconceptions around it. This is nothing to do with black magic or devil worshipping. It is working with nature for good.”

PAGANS


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