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Witch School leaves Illinois this weekend

by Manya A. Brachear

Since the Witch School set up shop in tiny Rossville two years ago, some of the Christian flocks in this former factory town have protested and prayed that the pagans would pick up and leave. Some even sprinkled the wheels of their cars with holy water and cruised around the Illinois town to ward off witches.

Their prayers will be answered Halloween weekend when the handful of teachers and staff from the school pull up stakes and move where they feel more welcome: Salem, Mass., the site of the infamous witchcraft trials more than three centuries ago. “This area is not real conducive to the occult,” said the Rev. Adam Taubert, pastor of First Baptist Church in nearby Hoopeston, where the Witch School operated before moving to Rossville. “I don’t know if they were trying to create controversy. Some people try to stir up things to promote themselves because it’s free publicity.”

Read the original article at: Chicago News

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