Really I can't blame them for being worried. After all how can they prove that they can predict the future ... how can you call on a power like that on demand?
"Organizers say that replacing the Fraudulent Mediums Act of 1951 with new consumer protection rules will remove key legal protection for 'genuine' mediums.
They think skeptics might bring malicious prosecutions to force spiritualists to prove in court that they can heal people, see into the future or talk to the dead.
Psychics also fear they will have to give disclaimers describing their services as entertainment or as scientific experiments with unpredictable results"
There are just certain things in this world that you can't quantify, that you have to just take on faith. I think the lawmakers are watching way too much 'Buffy', 'Sabrina', 'Charmed', and 'Bewitched'
Man it would be great if things worked like that ... any good reader (and physicist) will tell you that actions will impact the next action; by telling someone the possible outcome you have already done something to change it.
This isn't a science - its an Art, its a Gift ... okay sometimes its a curse. But really - back off!
We hate the charletons as much as anyone - the ones who try to take as much as they can from people. The ones who feed on the gullibility of the spiritually needy or vulnerable.
While they are right (the government) in trying to protect the public ... they have to remember that the readers are the public as well. This law will set them up for religious persicution - and an assumption by most 'muggles' (sorry its the best term that fits) that all psychics must be witches.
There is enough misinformation going on in this world about witches, pagans, heathens, magic, etc with out the governments sticking their noses into it.
And just to set things straight - do not get the craft mixed up with any religion. There are just as many psychic Christians as there are pagans .... they just might not be as open to it.