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Witch Prayer Flap

It is now up to an appeals court in Richmond to decide if a self-proclaimed witch will be allowed to pray during Chesterfield County's Board of Supervisors meeting.

The case began when Cynthia Simpson was told she wouldn't be allowed to lead the opening prayer during the meeting. The county argued her beliefs as a Wiccan priestess were not consistent with the Judeo-Christian tradition. A judge ruled it was unconstitutional to deny her the chance but the county appealed that decision.

Simpson tells us she was excluded because of a lack of understanding. "People just don't know about it and there has definitely been a misrepresentation of witch craft, confusion and I understand all that ignorance and confusion," she said.

Simpson tells 8News she plans to appeal any decision that does not rule in her favor.

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