Paganism

Substitute Teacher Says Religion, not Blue Hair, Behind Trouble

December 28, 2007

Author: Alison Bath

Source: The Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071228/NEWS04/712280325

Watch out Cookie Monster. Being blue isn't cool in Vivian.

Ask Jennifer Harmon. The 39-year-old mother of one recently was told her blue hair was unacceptable after nearly a week of substitute teaching at Vivian Elementary/Middle School.

But Harmon, whose appearance...

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Green Bay Mayor: No More Holiday Displays for Time Being

December 17, 2007

Author: Mike Hoeft

Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071217/GPG0101/71217010/1206/GPGnews

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt has declared a moratorium on any more religious displays atop a City Hall overhang until the City Council can take up the issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

With a pagan Wiccan wreath knocked off the roof by a...

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'Witches' Face Fine in Tajikistan

December 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7141658.stm

The lower house of parliament in Tajikistan has endorsed a bill to try to tackle what it describes as fortune-telling and witchcraft.

Those found engaging in superstitious activities could be fined $200 (£98).

Belief in the occult is widespread in many former Soviet societies. The Tajik authorities say those claiming occult powers are...

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Facing Discrimination, Wicca Pagan Followers Learn to Turn the Other Cheek

November 3, 2007

Author: ANNIE NELSON

Source: Columbia Tribune

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Nov/20071103Feat001.asp

That members of local Wicca and pagan groups made a point to introduce themselves as regular people during a discussion panel Sunday - "Which Witch is This?" - was noted and quickly brought up by the audience.

"I moved here from Eugene, Ore., where paganism is very accepted. When you introduced yourselves, you all said, ‘I...

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At a University in West Virginia, New Protections for Pagans

November 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/us/04pagan.html

At Marshall University, pagan students are now allowed to miss classes to observe religious holidays or festivals.

A new policy makes the university in Huntington, W.Va., with an enrollment of about 14,000, possibly the only college in the country to protect pagans formally from being penalized for...

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Peace Park Plays Host to Pagan Pride Day

September 25, 2007

Author: Kyle Daly

Source: Themaneater.com

http://www.themaneater.com/article.php?id=27561

The sound of beating drums and the smell of grilled hamburgers enticed the senses of all who came to Peace Park on Sunday afternoon during Columbia’s fifth Pagan Pride Day festival.

Offering live music and dancing, special guest speakers and meditation workshops, the festival attracted not only Columbia residents but also students from MU.
...

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On Pagan Pride Day, Visibility for the Occult

September 17, 2007

Author: Erin Ailworth

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/17/on_pagan_pride_day_visibility_for_the_occult/

It was Old World beliefs meeting modern-day lifestyles.

Pagans gathering by a pond inside Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover socialized to the persistent pop of gunfire from a nearby hunting club. Witches in jeans and Crocs were elbow-to-...

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Pagans Descend on Lakeville to Celebrate Equinox

September 10, 2007

Author: DON CUDDY

Source: South Coast Today/Standard Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070910/NEWS/709100344

LAKEVILLE — Drums pounded, witches danced and smudge wands wafted the aroma of burning sage and lavender on the afternoon breeze. It was Pagan Pride Day on Sunday and the gathering drew a diverse crowd that included musicians, spiritual practitioners, herbalists, crafters and...

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Americans United Commends President Bush for Apologizing to Wiccan War Widow

August 30, 2007

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/20070830225011346

BBSNews 2007-08-30 -- (AU) Americans United for Separation of Church and State today commended President George W. Bush for his apology to a Wiccan war widow who was excluded from a private meeting with veterans and their deceased family members in Nevada earlier this week.

Roberta Stewart, whose husband Sgt. Patrick Stewart was killed in combat in...

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Letting Witches Be Witches in Salem

August 20, 2007

Author: David Van Biema

Source: Time

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1654386,00.html?cnn=yes

Should you find your way up to Salem, Mass., this Halloween season, your chances of encountering a psychic are up — and the odds that that he or she has a felony record are down. That, for those of you who were too drowned in multimedia Harry Potter to notice, is the news from the real town where some estimate every...

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Pagan Prisoner to Sue Bosses over Ban on Drum in her Cell

July 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Northern Echo

http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/display.var.1583659.0.pagan_prisoner_to_sue_bosses_over_ban_on_drum_in_her_cell.php

A MOTHER serving life for murdering her baby son will sue prison bosses for refusing her a native American drum so she can talk to the dead.

Chah Oh-Niyol Kai Whitewind says wardens at Low Newton prison, in...

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