Luanne Panacek was in a second-floor meeting at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County last month when a manager came to her door.
Employees arriving to work at the public agency that morning had found a strange oil on their desks and doors. They panicked — Had someone sprayed poison in the office? — and called police.
Just before officers arrived, though, the manager looked at surveillance video.
It showed two women entering the building the day before, a Sunday. One of them prayed and spread holy oil on desks and doors.
Panacek, the agency’s chief executive officer… had invited the woman to bless the building after what she called a “meeting from hell.”
Two things strike me from this (I encourage you to check out the whole article and see how interactions are playing out). First, this woman has superstitious ideas. Then, she imposes them on everyone else, makes a mess out of things and thinks ‘What could it hurt?’ *facepalm* Your superstitious beliefs may sound perfectly OK to you but they make no sense to many others. And, as this case showed, they don’t necessarily fit with the modern world. Now… take a gander at the GOP platforms.