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  • More students, young Americans turn to paganism

    10/31/2017 5:43:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 31, 2017 | John Paul Ferguson
    As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.
  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring 10 Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

    10/21/2017 4:58:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Christian News ^ | 10/16/17 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a ruling out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that declared a New Mexico Ten Commandments monument unconstitutional. Two Wiccan women who took offense at the display had filed suit against the Decalogue placement in 2012, stating that it made them feel “alienated.” The nation’s highest court gave no reason on Monday for its decision to not to take the case. “This is a victory for the religious liberty of people everywhere,” Peter Simonson, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico,...
  • Hexing Ceremony Targets President Trump With Witchcraft In Brooklyn

    08/12/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 12, 2017 | Shant Shahrigian
    “How much different is it from praying to God that your candidate wins?” asked one attendee. BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN – President Donald Trump has elicited all kinds of protests around the country. On Friday night, a gathering of dissenters in Bushwick created one of the most imaginative – a hexing ceremony. About a dozen people gathered at occult bookstore Catland on Flushing Avenue, near Central Avenue, to put a malevolent spell on the president. The ceremony was simple enough. Catland honcho Dakota Bracciale set up an altar with a skull, some other bones and mason jars filled with crumbled wads of...
  • Welcome to a Bernie Sanders Wiccan ritual

    05/15/2016 1:38:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Participants were “smudged,” meaning the smoke from the sweetgrass was wafted over them before they could enter the sacred circle and begin a Wiccan ritual to support Sanders ahead of Oregon’s primary on Tuesday. “Welcome to the ‘Feeling the Bern ritual,’” Leigha Lafleur, 41, told the gathering as she prepared to lead them in the “amplification of positive energy of Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement.”
  • Is Planned Parenthood Selling “Fully Intact” Babies Born Alive and Left to Die?

    07/31/2015 11:33:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In an interview with CNN this morning, the pro-life advocate behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research made a startling claim. The claim makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.To set the stage, following the release of the first two shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of aborted babies with actors posing as biotech firm officials, the bio0tech company StemExpress, which purchases aborted babies from...
  • HORRIFYING: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    07/29/2015 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 33 replies
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports.
  • Mike Pence’s New Fan Club: Wiccans [religious right to plural marriage, drugs and nudity]

    04/01/2015 11:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/01/2015 | David Freedlander
    Among the howls of opponents who insist that religious freedom ordinances limit LGBT civil rights, conservative lawmakers in Indiana and other states have found unlikely allies: Wiccans, who claim that any laws that give greater religious freedom are manna from the earth mother. “I think these bills are horrible,” said Dusty Dionne, High Priest and High Summoner of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Washington State. “But if they are going to open up this can of worms, we are going to shove it right in their face.” Reverend Dionne, reached at his church in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains,...
  • Witches Blast O'Donnell (Wiccans up in arms over 'altars' remark. "It's a bunch of bunk.")

    09/21/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast on yahooey ^ | 9/21/10 | Ben Crair
    NEW YORK – Picnics on top of altars? Wiccans say they don't have them -- and they don't like O'Donnell spreading bunk. Ben Crair reports on the comments that may cost her the pagan vote. "Witchcraft" video showing Delaware Tea Party sensation Christine O’Donnell describing a date she once had with a witch dominated the airwaves Monday. “I mean, there’s a little blood and stuff like that,” she told Bill Maher in a late ’90s clip from Politically Incorrect. “We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.” The footage delighted Democrats looking to...
  • Cross Placed at Air Force Pagan Circle Deemed 'Destructive'

    02/04/2010 5:55:09 PM PST · by ezfindit · 153 replies · 2,050+ views
    FoxNews via CDS ^ | 2/4/2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A large wooden cross was placed at an Air Force Academy worship area for pagans and other Earth-centered religions, prompting an investigation by academy officials, though some caution that it’s hardly “destructive behavior.” Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said an Air Force Academy staffer spotted the cross — erected with railroad ties — lying against a rock at a worship area for pagan groups at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 17.
  • Cross found at Air Force Academy's Wicca center

    02/03/2010 10:40:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies · 1,342+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions. But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there. "We've been making great progress at the Air Force Academy. This is clearly a setback," said Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the academy. He is founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and has often tangled...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/01/2010 7:32:59 PM PST · by wild74 · 35 replies · 933+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 01, 2010
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans.
  • Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy [All In The Name of "Religious Tolerance"]

    02/01/2010 5:12:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 404+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 01, 2010 | Dan Elliott
    Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday. A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors. "Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point," said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. "It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and...
  • UK: Witches' coven claims religious persecution after church hall ban

    06/19/2009 8:39:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies · 887+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/18/2009 | John Bingham
    A coven of witches is accusing the Roman Catholic church of religious persecution after being banned from using a parish social centre for a Halloween gathering. Sandra Davis, High Priestess at the Crystal Cauldron Sandra Davis, the "high priestess" of Crystal Cauldron group in Stockport, Greater Manchester, said she was shocked to be told that the pagan group was not considered to be compatible with the church's "ethos". Mrs Davis, 61, booked Our Lady's Social Club in Shaw Heath, Stockport, for the group's annual "Witches Ball" due to be held in October. She hoped to attract up to 150 people...
  • Africa: The Enduring Power of Witchcraft

    04/13/2009 4:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 517+ views
    This Week ^ | Friday, April 17, 2009
    For many Westerners, “witchcraft” may seem a “benign form of New Age spirituality,” said John L. Allen in the U.S.’s National Catholic Reporter. The chaplain’s handbook for the U.S. military even recognizes Wicca, a modern form of witchcraft, as a “legitimate religious practice.” But in Africa, witchcraft is an evil that continues to flourish with devastating consequences. In Angola and Congo, seriously ill or orphaned children are often accused of sorcery and abused or killed. Secretive cults on Nigeria’s university campuses, with names such as “Black Axes” and “Pyrates,” often practice juju (black magic) to terrify their rivals. Hundreds have...
  • Obama Support Group Code Pink Held Witchcraft Ceremony to Cleanse White House

    01/20/2009 11:43:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 58 replies · 5,009+ views
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | Kristinn
    A reporter for The Nation magazine reported today that the President Barack Hussein Obama support group Code Pink held a witchcraft ceremony to 'cleanse' the White House on President Bush's last full day in office.One of Code Pink's leaders, Jodie Evans, was an early financial supporter of Obama's, serving as a bundler for his campaign and donating the maximum to his primary and general election campaigns, as well as thousands of dollars to the Obama Victory Fund. Code Pink also organized get out the vote efforts for Obama.Code Pink's affiliation with witchcraft was present at its creation--a Wiccan who calls...
  • Proud Pagan Witch Backs Obama's Poverty Bill

    07/02/2008 10:38:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 185+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 7/2/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    While Senator Barack Obama struggles to keep the public in the dark about the nature of his pro-U.N. Global Poverty Act, a recent "Bay Area Interfaith Leaders' Luncheon" was held to lobby for Senate passage of the bill, whose cost has been estimated at $845 billion. An actual witch who spoke at a "Pagan Pride" festival in San Francisco was one of the listed participants. The witch, known as the "Elder Donald Frew" of the "Wiccan Community," was interviewed by the Reverend Don Lewis of "Witch School International" for a "reality" show called "Magick TV" and is shown talking about...
  • Wiccan Pentacle Goes Up Next To Nativity Scene

    12/18/2007 5:09:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 165 replies · 322+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | 12/18/2007 | Puppage
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wiccan pentacle has joined a controversial nativity scene at Green Bay's City Hall. The manger scene was put up by City Council President Chad Fradette, who wanted to defy an anti-religious group that was protesting another nativity scene in a nearby town. However, the Wiccans said that was an abuse of power and requested that the Wiccan symbol go up next to the nativity. "I want to see all those other faiths that we don't get an opportunity to see in Green Bay, Wis., because we are sometimes relegated to that," said Wiccan Kelly Winters....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-04-07 ("I'm thinking of leaving my coven/school")

    10/04/2007 6:05:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 123 replies · 1,435+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 4, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    A common gripe of the Left in general and the DUmmies in particular is that conservatives are a bunch of ignorant, superstitious, rightwing fundamentalists. They like to portray themselves as rational humanists who are somehow above religious "superstition." However, if you scratch a DUmmie, you will often find that, below the surface, there exists a bunch of groupthink ignoramuses who swallow outlandish cult rantings without question. As evidence I present this DUmmie THREAD titled, "I'm thinking of leaving my coven/school." Right away, the fact that DUmmie MorningGlow uses the word "coven" seriously is a clear tell of her irrational...
  • Wiccans Settle Military Grave Lawsuit

    04/24/2007 3:11:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 1,033+ views
    AP ^ | 24 April 07 | By SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (April 24) - The Wiccan pentacle has been added to the list of emblems allowed in national cemeteries and on goverment-issued headstones of fallen soldiers, according to a settlement announced Monday. A settlement between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Wiccans adds the five-pointed star to the list of "emblems of belief" allowed on VA grave markers. "I am glad this has ended in success in time to get markers for Memorial Day," said Wiccan priestess Selena Fox. Eleven families nationwide are waiting for grave markers with the pentacle, said Selena Fox, a Wiccan high priestess with...
  • Pagans celebrate Winter Solstice at Stonehenge on the wrong day...

    12/22/2006 9:27:14 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies · 2,359+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | Dec 22, 2006 | UPI
    Religion News Solstice rite held early at Stonehenge Dec 22, 2006 LONDON, England (UPI) -- Around 60 people turned up to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge Thursday - on the wrong day. After negotiating with site managers, the crowd performed traditional solstice activities and left peacefully. One reveller, who wished to remain anonymous, said: 'We formed a ring and held hands, and touched the stones. The man with the green cloak was there. But there were an awful lot of red faces,' she said. The Pagan Winter Solstice celebration is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world....