Outrage of Psychics and Healers as Persecution on the Cards; Protests over New Legislation
Byline: Robin Turner
FORTUNE-TELLERS, mediums and spiritual healers marched on Downing Street yesterday to protest against new laws they fear will lead to them being "persecuted and prosecuted".
Organisers of the protest think sceptics might bring prosecutions to force spiritualists to prove in court that they can heal people, see into the future or actually talk to the dead.
They believe that replacing the Fraudulent Mediums Act of 1951 with new consumer protection rules will remove key legal protection for what they claim are genuine mediums.
They say the 1951 Act, which replaced the 1735 Witch craft Act, guarantees mediums legal protection, …
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Publication information: Article title: Outrage of Psychics and Healers as Persecution on the Cards; Protests over New Legislation. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: April 19, 2008. Page number: 7. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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