Wiccan Sues Chesterfield County on Charges of Discrimination

October 31, 2002

Source: WomensENews


On October 31, 2002 WomensENews reported that "Cyndi Simpson has come under fire by the Board of Supervisors of Chesterfield County [Virginia], which has barred her from offering a prayer before its open meetings, a customary practice there. Simpson, 47, says she simply wants to share the Wiccan tradition with her hometown of Richmond. Wicca focuses on ritual, nature, spirituality, prayers and energy. For many women--and some men--it is a celebration of a mother goddess who nourishes every living thing."