Waupun Clergy Association: Christians Only

November 1, 2002

Source: Chicago Tribune


On November 1, 2002 the Chicago Tribune reported that "the first Wiccan to serve as a prison chaplain in Wisconsin and a Muslim chaplain were both ousted from the Waupun Clergy Association, which now allows only Christians as members. Muslim Imam Ronald Beyah said last week's action included him so it wouldn't appear the group was targeting the person who caused concern, Jamyi Witch, the Wiccan chaplain... Lutheran Pastor Kenneth Spence, who proposed the new policy, said he had nothing against Witch and Beyah 'as persons, but it's a matter of principle.'"