What's interesting is the assumption Patricia Moore-King, the psychic, is full of crap. Not by the skeptoids; that's a given they'd think that. But the judge cites other fake psychics:
"Fortune-tellers have fleeced people in the past," the judge said. "... For all we know she's been involved in chicanery elsewhere in the United States and doesn't want her background checked."Here's where things are now: Court to hear arguments in case of Va. psychic:
Moore-King, who operates as “Psychic Sophie,” claims county zoning and licensing regulations for fortune tellers violate her constitutional rights to free exercise of religion, speech and equal protection. The zoning law relegates Moore-King’s business to areas populated by trailer parks, towing lots, lumber yards and utility service buildings.The judge called her website "deceptive" but I couldn't find anything deceptive about it. This is the opening paragraphs from Sophie's page:
People have asked me, what kind of psychic are you? I have to laugh when I hear this question, as part of the answer lay in over-coming commonly held misconceptions. Psychics do not know all things at all times. We know some things, sometimes, other things at other times, and often, we have no idea why certain things come at certain times, they just do. We probably don’t know what someone had for breakfast, unless they’re wearing some of it, and we often forget where we parked our car. Most of us dress in jeans, not loud caftans, some wear a baseball cap or beret, not a sparkly turban, and if we wear make-up at all, it isn’t usually applied with a spatula or spray-gun. Sometimes, we aren’t all here, figuratively speaking; so no surprise if we appear a bit eccentric. If I get a glazed look to my eyes, it won’t be from staring into a crystal ball. Usually, I look away from my clients and focus on a corner. This is because I am getting information and don’t want distraction, and not because I have suddenly gone mad or decided to study the intricacies of carpeting or crown molding. Would you laugh if I said I KNOW what brought you here? All joking aside, it doesn’t take a psychic to figure out that many people, who seek the services of a psychic, are motivated by a desire to find one who is legitimate and accurate. I possess these traits, but I confess I have a different motivation where it concerns my clients. My level of psychic accuracy is important, to be sure, but accuracy in and of itself is really a small part of a much bigger whole. It is what one does with the information presented that really counts, and this is what motivates me.I don't find anything "deceptive" there.