Paganism

Wiccan Association Launched at Binghamton University

October 19, 2004

Source: Pipe Dream News

http://www.bupipedream.com/101904/news/n3.htm

On October 19, 2004 Pipe Dream News reported, "a new organization has recently been formed at Binghamton University to dispel — literally — certain stereotypes about the witchy world. Flying broomsticks and evil spells are conspicuously absent at the meetings of the Wiccan and Pagan Association, where members of both the campus and local communities came together to discuss what Wicca is really about......

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Wiccan “Temple of the Oak” Under Siege in MI

October 16, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1097927401126560.xml

On October 16, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "neighbors of a quiet, rural neighborhood are demanding that township officials find a way to ground a coven of witches living in their midst. On Tuesday night, about 20 residents from Smith and Davis Lake roads urged the Township Board to shut down the 'devil worshippers.' Neighbors told...

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"Pagans' Day Out" Organized in Daytona Beach, FL

October 1, 2004

Source: News Journal Online

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/03NewsHEAD090100104.htm

On October 1, 2004 the News Journal Online reported, "within the loose knit, and reportedly large and growing, pagan community of Volusia and Flagler counties, a wide variety of polytheists (believers in multiple gods and goddesses) and pantheists (those who see the divine in everything) happily coexist. Some, like...

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Proposed Changes for Salem, the "Witch City"

September 30, 2004

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/09/30/witch_city_brews_a_new_image/

On September 30, 2004 the Boston Globe reported, "[Salem, MA] has evolved into a haven for practicing witches around the country. [Christian Day] a practicing witch estimates that there are at least a few hundred witches in Salem, who meet regularly to call on the spirits. Witches like Day say that, contrary to popular belief, they do...

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Pagan Pride Day in Winchester, VA

September 27, 2004

Source: The Winchester Star

http://www.winchesterstar.com/TheWinchesterStar/040927/Area_pagan.asp

On September 27, 2004 The Winchester Star reported, "energy was in the air Saturday as the first local Pagan Pride Day went smoothly. So smoothly, in fact, that organizers of the event are already planning next year’s festival. Pagan Pride Day, held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley near Stephens City, saw dozens of...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Wiccan Priestess Harassed Following Challenge to Town Council

September 19, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9703075.htm

On September 19, 2004 the The State (S.C.) reported, "[Darla Kaye Wynne] said she has endured escalating harassment from townspeople hostile to her religion and her lawsuit. That harassment, according to Wynne and police reports, recently included someone’s breaking into her home and beheading one of her beloved parrots, an African gray she named 'Little One'... She said...

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Policy on Religious Diversity in South Carolina

September 19, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9702893.htm

On September 19, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported, "[The] new policy on religious diversity at Great Falls Town Council meetings was posted at [the] Town Hall before the Aug. 16 meeting: The invocation and its content do not represent the views or religious beliefs of the town of Great Falls. The town of Great Falls believes in the freedom of religion and welcomes into its...

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Pagan Pride and Food Drive

September 18, 2004

Source: Chico Enterprise Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2410457,00.html

On September 18, 2004 Chico Enterprise Record reported, "Pagans gathered at Butte College Friday to help dispel myths about the belief system and draw members of the pagan community together. The festive gathering of dance, music and speakers was in celebration of the Pagan Pride Project. Similar events take place in 134 other areas during the harvest season, Aug...

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Exhibit of Religious Leaders' Portraits Puts a Face on Religious Diversity

September 15, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1085912004

On September 15, 2004 The Scotsman ran an article consisting of short features on several of the religious leaders photographed in Luke Watson's exhibition, "Keeping Faith," in Edinburgh. The exhibit portrays Scotland's religious diversity. For The Scotsman, reporter Sandra Dick profiled members of the Orthodox Christian, Sikh, Quaker, and Wiccan faiths.

Pagan Pride Celebration Meets Opposition By City Officials in Canandaigua, NY

August 20, 2004

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040820/NEWS0203/408200339/1002/NEWS

On August 20, 2004 Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Heidi Gleber and Shelly O'Brien were just trying to break down prejudices against their religion when they started organizing next weekend's first Finger Lakes Pagan Pride Day in Canandaigua. They turned to the American Civil Liberties...

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Greek Pagans Angered by Commercialization of Olympics, Greek God "Mascots"

August 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15161_1.html

On August 20, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "When the gods of antiquity were upset, they churned up a tempest or dispatched a few choice lightning bolts. The people who still follow them get a lawyer and grumble - at least during the Olympics. 'Let's just say we're not taking part in the all the hype,' said Panaghiotis Marinis, who leads a...

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