Saturday, December 2, 2006

Pentacle Quest: The Right Wing Meltdown

American's United for Separation of Church and State is an organization I am proud to be a member of! Their e-zine (and print zine) has two excellent articles relevant to witches and scientists everywhere:

Right-Wing Meltdown

"The tone of the evening was set early...Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), the number three man in the Senate and a great champion of Religious Right causes, was soundly beaten... Religious Right-backed candidates in Ohio, Missouri, Florida and other states were soon to follow....A slate of candidates who favor teaching evolution in public schools won election to the Ohio Board of Education, after being endorsed by a pro-science group. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer put it, 'Ohio's scientists laid down their test tubes and flexed some political muscle Tuesday as four pro-evolution candidates they backed were on their way to capturing or retaining seats on the state Board of Education.'"

Pentacle Quest:Americans United Brings legal Action To Halt Discrimination Against Wiccans By Veterans Administration:

The fight of war widow Roberta Stewart has received a good deal of deserved coverage. There's been a concerted effort by the Religious Right to rid the US military of again and Wiccan influences. Mrs Stewart says: "I have had reporters and friends ask me why I continue to be prominently involved in this battle, now that I have indication that I'll receive the proper marker," Stewart said. "I choose to stay on the forefront for humankind, for America and the Constitution of the United States."

The State of Nevada agrees Stewart should have her marker. This Saturday (12/2/06), an interfaith ceremony commemorating the placement of the marker and sacrifice of Patrick Stewart will take place.

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