Friday, 17 July 2009

Pagan PCs to get time off to celebrate Halloween and summer solstice (and have their own support group)

Witches, druids and followers of the Norse gods in police forces throughout the country have persuaded the Home Office to let them set up a support group. The Pagan Police Association will help officers who cast spells and join midnight rituals to fit their beliefs around their police work(Daily Mail 17th July). A spokesman said: '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.' It turns out some forces are already making provision for the very special needs of those who follow unorthodox religions. Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.

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Philip & Karen Barrett said...

Thanks for this confirmation Shirley. I have heard of it just a few days ago and have passed it on to our intercessor co-ordinator in Plymouth - Abimbola Alao - Adura Prayer Ministries.