Military Pagans Struggle for Acceptance

June 12, 2007

Author: Jennifer H. Svan


They each have a story about how they found their path.

One is a former Catholic who gave the faith up at 21.

Another was raised by strict Southern Baptists.

One had parents who encouraged him to explore many faiths.

For another, a self-described hereditary witch, it’s been a family tradition.

They are Airmen, Sailors and spouses -- and they are Pagans. They are also perhaps part of one of the least understood religious minority groups in the U.S. military.