Friday, May 27, 2005

"My Ex Is A Real Witch!"

Sometimes, it's true. Where do they get these stories?!
Divorced Wiccans Fight Judge's Order

INDIANAPOLIS - A Wiccan activist and his ex-wife are challenging a court's order that they must protect their 9-year-old son from what it calls their "non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals."

And hey, what's this crack about Presbyterians? My friend Hugh Hewitt is a Presbyterian and I used to be one too. (I'm a UCC'er now.) But I certainly don't consider Hugh a pagan!
"This is an absurd result, because in the eyes of the law being a pagan should be no different from being a Presbyterian," he said.
But this should clear everything up. And I thought my divorce was complicated.
Wiccans contend their religion is becoming more mainstream. The parents' appeal says there were about 1 million pagans worldwide in 2002, more than the numbers who practice Sikhism, Taoism and other established religions in the United States.

Wiccans consider themselves witches, pagans or neo-pagans, and say their religion is based on respect for the earth, nature and the cycle of the seasons.

"There continues to be misunderstanding and prejudice and discrimination, not only against Wicca but against any religion that is not centered on monotheism," said the Rev. Elena Fox, high priestess and senior minister of Circle Sanctuary, a Wiccan church and pagan resource center near Madison, Wis.

The head of a conservative Christian group also sided with the Wiccans.
So, did I miss the politically correct bandwagon once again, and not notice that you can't call them WITCHES anymore -- it's all Wiccans from here on out?