Florida Pagan Protests Christian School Board Prayer

March 2, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times


On March 2, 2001, the St. Petersburg Times reported that Inverness resident Charles Schrader "says he was harassed by deputies" after he spoke at a meeting of the School Board. Schrader "is the pagan who has previously interrupted School Board opening prayer with a Wiccan incantation and who has sharply criticized" the board chairwoman on religion issues. Sheriff Jeff Dawsy denies that his deputies, who followed Schrader out after the meeting, were harassing him.