Some of the Christians in Oregon Township (pop. 6,166) are up in arms over a witch in their midst and they want the Township Board to do something about it.
On Tuesday night, about 20 residents from Smith and Davis Lake roads urged the Township Board to shut down the “devil worshippers.”
Neighbors told the Township Board that there appeared to be a number of people living in the house, which has a sign out front advertising it as “The Temple of the Oak.” The neighbors said a Web site for the temple hinted there was a pagan jewelry business being run from the property.
“We don’t want to see this happen in our neighborhood,” Robert Starr told the Township Board.
Holy shit! They’re selling JEWELRY!?!? What’s NEXT?!!? If they don’t put a stop to this now these people could move up to selling PAGAN CLOTHING!!! Whatever will they do THEN!?!?!
Sadly it appears the local board is actually listening to these idiots:
Township officials said they would look into possible ordinance violations, and state Rep. John Stahl, R-Arcadia Twp., who was at Tuesday’s meeting, promised to help the community get rid of the temple.
Not surprisingly, Rep. John Stahl is a Republican who, according to his bio on the Michigan House Republicans webpage, believes he “was purposed to run for office” after having spent time on a ministerial effort in Africa. He’s also a big supporter of the Michigan Marriage Protection Act which if passed would amend the Michigan constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Given this it’s not at all surprising that he’d be sympathetic to trying to drive the Wiccans out of town.
The home’s owner, Jason Moultrie, has tried to be a good neighbor so far and has invited the locals to stop by and ask questions if folks are really that concerned:
“Christ was a great teacher. We just don’t believe he is the only way,” said another Wiccan at the house who asked not be identified. “In this country, you are allowed to believe what you want to believe. We don’t recruit.”
Fear and misunderstanding of Wiccan beliefs are at the heart of the neighbors’ complaints, he said.
“We came from the city to get peace and quiet, or so we thought,” Moultrie said.
“I hope they take it upon themselves to come and talk with us so we don’t have to confront them at a meeting. Actually, we should fit in well.
“We are eccentric, and apparently so are they.”
It’s hard to say just what kind of trouble Rep. John Stahl might be able to stir up for Jason and his fellow Wiccans, but I’m sure he’ll find something. Between the locals and Rep. Stahl that peace and quiet Jason was hoping for is probably a pipe-dream now.