The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendment 1 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.
Profound words from our founding fathers and guidelines to live by that would solve a lot of issues of social injustice if just followed.
Yesterday a woman who was accused of killing a man she accused of trying to sexually assault her was attacked in the conservative press because of herself proclaimed religious views.
The local city press did not take the time to understand how this person’s religion should have played into this crime or if it had any roll at all. Why the city police released information about the crime before they understood all the facts in the case is beyond understanding and plays into their own religious biases and fears.
Clearly they have no knowledge of this religion. If this had been a religion such as Muslim they would have attempted to be more sensitive to local religious groups before reporting any connection. The word witch invokes a primal fear in this city from Christians.
Should it matter what her religion was or if the knife she used to attack that man was also used in her supposed religious practice. Did the fact that this woman practiced a non-Christian religion play into the way she was treated by police or should it have had any effect on this case?
Our city should be proud of its diversity when it comes to accepting people from all religious backgrounds be it Christian or Non-Christian and not cause unneeded fear for any one group just because a word that invokes fear is used in the press wrongly.