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Freedom From Religion? The Santeria Nightmare

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Documentary film producer Mike Pulcinella found himself as both movie maker and subject in a disturbing account about freedom FROM religion.

In 2007, a single woman living alone discovered that live animal sacrifices were going on 20 feet from her back door. The stench from rotting carcasses and garbage was overpowering, not to mention the grizzly sounds of killing. When she complained, her neighbor threatened and intimidated her. Rather than put a stop to it, authorities took a step back because the sacrifices were part of a religious ritual.

Who was this single woman? Mike's fiance.

After threats of violence, vandalism, voodoo and an ongoing fight with city personnel, the story ended sadly. Mike's fiance was forced to sell her home, losing thousands of dollars and becoming homeless in the process.

At what point do people's religious freedoms trump other people's freedoms? This question is addressed in Mike's fascinating and disturbing Freedom From Religion "webisodes" Of course, this question will be discussed on God Discussion.

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