Voodoo in Florida

May 18, 2003

Source: The Ledger


On May 18, 2003 The Ledger reported that "though Catholicism is the dominant organized religion in Haiti, voodoo is widely practiced in the country. Some Haitians in Polk County [FL] continue to practice voodoo but say the religion carries many misconceptions. 'It's worshiping spirits that help build consciousness,' said Alex Jack Creve-Coeur, a Haitian radio personality in Winter Haven [FL] who has relatives who practice voodoo. 'A lot of people think it's to hurt people, but it is not...' Voodoo is often performed at reunions, to help cure a serious illness and during the birth of children, Creve-Coeur said... 'It's like a spiritual revival,' he said."