Ann Marie Floch – Spirituality and Religion

“There wasn’t a kid in there that didn’t have spirituality.”

That first night [we went to] Odyssey, when Len [Mace] was there, he was supposed to talk about homosexuality and the Bible. I don’t think we ever even got there. The kids did the check-in and then I think Laurel [Kelley] must have asked them if they had a religious preference at that time. As they started around the room, we had about four of them that were Wiccan. I think from Len’s perspective, these were kids who needed a whole lot of things. What I saw was that there wasn’t a kid in there that didn’t have spirituality, that didn’t have faith. I was absolutely blown away and amazed, as young as they were.


Source: Interview with Maureen Nickerson on 13 December 2006, held at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.