Paganism

Pagan Pride Day Celebrated Across the U.S., 2003

September 28, 2003

Source: The Morning Sun

http://morningsun.net/stories/092803/loc_20030928046.shtml

On September 28, 2003 The Morning Sun reported: "At first sight, the gathering Saturday at Lincoln Park could have been a typical church picnic, with burgers on the grill and children playing on the grass. But there were a few differences, such as all the tie-dye clothing and the drums, and the 5 p.m. ritual in observance of Mabon. 'That's the Autumn Equinox, and perhaps the...

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Texas High School Allows Formation of Pagan Club

September 26, 2003

Source: Azle News Online

http://www.azle-news.com/news/get-news.asp?id=2393&catid=1&cpg=get-news. asp

On September 26, 2003 Azle News Online reported that "a [Texas] school district policy that allows student-led religious groups to meet allowed the formation of Azle High School’s first 'pagan' club this year. After a failed attempt to form such a club two years ago, AHS senior Ashleigh Skaggs got permission to form SPELL (Society of...

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Pagan Pride Day Celebrated Across the U.S., 2003

September 26, 2003

Source: The Register Herald

http://www.register-herald.com/articles/2003/09/27/news/xpaganfront28.txt

On September 26, 2003 The Register Herald reported that "more than 50 pagans assembled at Greenbrier State Forest Saturday in honor of Pagan Pride Day - the sixth annual internationally and the fifth in West Virginia. Paganism is a nature-based religion, [Rev. John "Rhymer"] Clair explained. Followers worship based on an agricultural calendar and...

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Pagan Pride Day Celebrated Across the U.S., 2003

September 13, 2003

Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette Online

http://www.mlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/columns-0/106344865999430.xml?kzgazette?COCM

On September 13, 2003 The Kalamazoo Gazette reported on a local Pagan Pride Day, sponsored by Pagan Pride of Kalamazoo, a nonprofit, interfaith organization. The article described the festivities, to be held in a local park: "On hand to celebrate the annual Pagan Pride Day will be pagan clergy, people who call...

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NewWitch Magazine Issues Press Release Concerning Discriminatory Polices of Retail Chain "Hot Topic"

August 21, 2003

Source: new Witch Magazine

On August 21, 2003 newWitch Magazine issued a press release stating that "in an email sent July 15, 2003, to newWitch Editor-In-Chief Anne Newkirk Niven, California-based apparel and accessory retail chain Hot Topic (http://www.hottopic.com) admitted a company policy of religious discrimination in merchandise selection for their stores. According to Papergoods Buyer Marissa Mitchell, '[newWitch] sounds great, and potentially would have been a good fit for our stores a few years back when...

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Wiccan Sues SC Town Council Over Prayer

August 10, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/6500041.htm

On August 10, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that a Wicca high priestess was suing the Great Falls [SC] town council over the use of the name of Jesus Christ in pre-meeting prayers. Dan Huntley writes, "Two years ago, Wynne asked the council to not use Jesus Christ's name during the prayer because she felt it excluded her and other non-Christians. She says she's supportive...

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Druids Called in to Help Reduce Accidents on Autobahn

August 10, 2003

Source: The Daily Telegraph

On August 10, 2003 The Daily Telegraph reported, "Druids have been brought in to reduce the number of accidents on Austria's worst stretches of autobahn. The Druids have put up huge roadside monoliths to restore the natural flow of 'earth energy'. After the massive pillars of white quartz were put up beside a notorious stretch of road during a secret two-year trial, the number of fatal accidents fell from an average of six a year to zero."

Pagan Community Gathers for Fellowship on Wisconsin Point

August 10, 2003

Source: Duluth News Tribune

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/6500683.htm

On August 10, 2003 the Duluth News Tribune reported on a pagan gathering on Wisconsin Point: "The group, called Pagans' Night Out-Twin Ports, welcomes anyone who is interested. In addition to picnics, the group hosts bonfires, zoo visits, campouts and the annual Witches' Ball. One of the picnic activities was the Rangoli ritual, which involves creating artwork in...

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Texas: Wiccan Accuses Pastor of Harassment

August 3, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.caller.com/ccct/state_texas_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_876_2156428,00.html

On August 3, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a self-proclaimed witch in the eastern Hill Country is accusing a Christian pastor of leading a harassment campaign aimed at ruining her business and driving her out of the region... Margie Allen, who practices the pagan religion Wicca, also charges that the Llano County...

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Update: Kingsland,TX Wiccans relocate to Burnet; still face harassment

August 1, 2003

Source: KXAN-TV 36 Online (Austin, TX)

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=1385893&nav=0s3dHFJ2

On August 1, 2003 NBC affilate KXAN-36 in Austin, TX reported that a group of Wiccans who had relocated to Burnet from Kingsland were still experiencing harassment and would be holding a press conference with their attorney in Burnet. "An FBI spokesperson says they're looking into the threats the store owner [Margie Allen] has on an answering machine tape."

Wiccan Sues Chesterfield County on Charges of Discrimination

July 24, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

http://www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/article3EC8571A82704292A40E0519890F2B7D.asp

On July 24, 2003 the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors is violating the U.S. Constitution by refusing to allow a self-proclaimed witch to open meetings with a prayer, the woman’s lawyer told a federal magistrate Tuesday... A lawyer for the county disagreed,...

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