ATTENTION!If you are a Witch or a Pagan or in fact any genuine occultist. THIS CONCERNS YOU! The despicable leaflet reproduced overleaf was widely distributed in Corby and Nottingham by a fanatical Christian evangelical group called The Christian Rescue Service run by one John Celia of Corby. Although activist members of the group are plainly fanatics and are at the moment badly resourced they have succeeded in obtaining charitable status and doors are now being opened for them in the powerful fundamentalist network movement.. Apart from starting a number of local scares in Corby Celia also organised a committee of action against an occult market stall holder in Corby and hounded the authorities and market owners with complaints and trouble-making. (This was the Bridge of Dreams which, in its later incarnation in Lincoln, was burned to the ground by fundamentalists. We hasten to underline that we have knowledge whatsoever that would lead us to believe that John Celia or any of his acquaintences knew abo ut or was in any way involved in that later fire. However it is true that he was one of those who worked exceedingly hard to set public opinion against the owners of the Bridge of Dreams - see another article in this website for the full-story.) The CRS have just opened their first 'area branch' in Nottingham, a hotbed of powerful fundamentalist activity. Despite the amateurish look of the leaflet it is MOST dangerous because it signifies the new approaches to suppressing Paganism which the fundamentalists are now taking. The leaflet is not unique. All the fundie literature is getting bolder and demanding more definite laws and suppressions. As you can see, the leaflet does not suggest, it clearly and squarely accuses ALL Witches and Pagans of Child-Abuse related to their beliefs. The S.A.F.F warned the Pagan community years ago that the freedom of Paganism was bound up with supporting the freedom of belief of Satanists. This leaflet CLEARLY establishes the inextricable link, albeit entirely bogus, in t he minds of fundamentalists between Witchcraft and Satanism. Their doctrine will not allow them to accept the beneficient nature of Witchcraft/Paganism under ANY circumstances and any occultists who thinks that they are safe is an imbecile. History is repeating itself. Dickens and Core are asking the authorities to reopen old cases of child abuse to seek signs of ritualised abuse. New Ritualised Child abuse seminars are in place. The Fundies originally claimed that Satanic Abuse was rife. The Social Services agreed. The S.A.F.F. proved it wasn't. The social Services claimed they didn't mean Satanic Abuse but Ritualised Abuse which wasn't necessarily connected with satanism. Thickie occultists agreed with them giving a sigh of relief thinking that they were off the hook. The S.A.F.F. said NO! There is no such thing as ritualised abuse, satanic or otherwise. But the fools had their day and now this despicable leaflet, making the same discredited allegations which REACHOUT did to begin with, does NOT M ENTION SATANIC ABUSE AT ALL, instead it mentions Ritualised Abuse four times in connection with Paganism. A rose by any other name. How much longer are you, self-styled occultists going to resist joining the ONLY organisation which can help liberate you from the continuous and certain suppression which your beliefs are undergoing? Ask yourself these questions: (1) Literature relating to cases of child abuse is confidential. How did CRS get hold of the abused child's drawings? Because a fundamentalist social worker gave them it to use as propaganda, that's how. The same Christian Social Workers who have promoted the idea of RITUALISED ABUSE. (2) Why do they always advertise helplines for victims when there aren't any victims of Ritualised Abuse ( it doesn't exist). Because there's always some victim imposters or imbalanced people waiting in the wings to telephone in and fantasise horrid tales about Witches which will give CRS a platform in the media to pan us. That's why. Got any kids? Likely to have in the near future? Look at the drawing. There's a magic-circle marked out with candles. A witch in a sigilised robe holding her athame and the body of a baby on the floor. This scenario (all but the lies about the abuse) could fit YOUR style of worship. They are saying these dastardly things about YOUR religion. Social workers BELIEVE IT and many police forces believe it. The Department of Health is drawing up guidelines on 'identifying' ritual abusers. They have refused to accept input from occultists. If these people come to your home and find the trappings of paganism then you will be considered GUILTY. It has happened. For every mistake you know about there are tens of injustices which the Satan Hunters have succeeded with. The fundamentalist campaign has not gone away. It has now been building up for four years. They are making inroads into ALL levels of government and local authorities. Your beliefs are being CRUSHED underfoot but you are too uninformed to realise it. You contend yourse lf with gossiping and tittle-tatling or arguing the case as to whether a campaign even exists. You are being HAD and will only realise the truth when you get the knock on YOUR door. Because you don't believe it can happen to you. Even though it has happened to others just like you. Very soon yet ANOTHER seminar is to be held in Reading. A copy cat version of the FIRST satanic abuse seminar with imported American 'experts'. The VERY SAME experts, whose opinions and conclusions we have already discredited, are being invited a second time. Time after time we at the S.A.F.F. have pleaded with you to join us and get wise. Become informed. Help yourself and help the rest of occultism too. Uphold the principles which you are supposed to adhere to. Rally round NOW because although the S.A.F.F. has conducted a tremendously successful campaign ON YOUR BEHALF the combined resources of the Christian militia DWARF us. Had we all combined together under one strategy to begin with then we could have stopped all this wi thin months. Now we have perhaps one last chance to get together and stop the suppression and that's no kidding. Join the S.A.F.F. NOW. A couple of quid is all you need. A fiver is great. If you are really into doing something a tenners not out of the way. Give us the tools to do the job or/and get involved. Write and tell us about your special talents and how they can be put to use. There are over 600 SAFFERS at present. You are joining a superb bunch of people who have a unique insight into occultism and society. 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