Ginger Strivelli delivered on her promise to bring Pagan spell books to North Windy Ridge after the intermediate school made Bibles available in December. She said school officials said they would allow for the availability of her materials, just as they did the Bibles from a local group of Gideons International.
When Strivelli brought the Pagan books to the school Wednesday morning, she said she was told “a new policy is being crafted.”
“I’m not surprised a bit. That’s fully what I expected,” Strivelli said. “Basically, they were calling my bluff thinking I wouldn’t bring in the books.
“They’re changing the policy, which is wonderful. They shouldn’t (allow) it, but they shouldn’t have done it to start with. That makes it unfair after they have given out Christian propaganda.”
Strivelli was first angered on Dec. 19 when she said her son brought home a Bible that he picked up from North Windy Ridge.At the time, Principal Jackie Byerly said, “If another group wishes to do the same, I plan on handling that the same way as I have handled this.”
“I’m glad they’re changing the policy,” she said. “But the people who made the wrong decision to start with still need to be punished and held accountable. They should’ve had the correct policy in place to start with,” said Strivelli.
How unsurprisingly hypocritical. They only change policy when called on it and “conveniently” right before they have to follow through with their promise to treat all religious books donated to the school in the same fashion.