There is a controversy brewing in Salem after the city went after a psychic studio for charging big bucks — $16,000, in one case — to remove curses from people. City ordinance bans the practice — they are only allowed to read the past and foretell the future, and a lot of people who practice witchcraft don’t believe in curses. But Fatima’s, the studio under fire, comes from a different religion in Romania, where they believe deeply in curses. And while some psychics say Fatima’s is just playing on fears to turn a profit, others say that there is a real danger in government deciding what is and isn’t valid under any religion. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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