Letters to the Editor

Druids don’t condone behavior

For your information and for the enlightenment of your readers ('Druid' child rapist, April 19): Druids do not condone this kind of deviant behavior in any way, shape or form. We are saddened that a man would choose to use the name of our beautiful spiritual path to justify a heinous crime. Throughout history sick minds have sometimes used religion as an excuse to perpetrate violence against the Earth and her creatures. That seems to be a human failing common to all cultures and nations. It is our sincere hope that this man and his victim will find the healing they so urgently need.

Ellen Evert Hopman

Author and Druid priestess

www.whiteoakdruids.org

Amherst, Mass.

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