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Footage Information

CONUS Archive
20949
CONTROVERSY OVER “MAGIC THE GATHERING” (3/17/1997)
BEDFORD, NEW YORK
vo/sot*
3/17/1997
15:31
3:00
Elliot Mincberg, People for the American Way Marti Koerner, Parent Ann Koerner, Teacher Celci Dinizzi, Teacher Marty Dibari
House being built, graphics of magic graphics, cemetery, people walking in the rain, sot of man, sot of woman, sot of another woman, sot of another woman.
School controversy over the use of the game, “Magic the Gathering.”
Story Information: A school in New York has banned the card game "Magic, the Gathering." Are your kids being taught to worship the devil? Some parents in Westchester say their school is a school for Satan, and their children are in danger! They took their case to federal court. But many other parents are coming to the school's defense. Some parents in Bedford, New York claimed their kids were being brainwashed with Satan games and sick rituals, but are their claims legitimate, or are they just trying to impose their religion on others? Now some parents say while they did not like some of the images on the cards, they say that’s not the point. They say the card game challenged the kids, and stimulated learning. Meantime, Magic The Gathering won't be played anytime soon. Not because it was banned. But because the one person who taught it, retired.
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Keywords

“Magic
the Gathering
” Satanic images
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