About Star Foster

Southern polytheist in the Midwest.

Colorado Poets Slam Pat Robertson

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UPDATED: Damien Echols Has An Occult Tattoo

Check it out here. Anyone want to try and translate the Theban? UPDATE: Damien translates, and describes his tattoos as talismans: These I designed myself – the talismans (points to tattoos). This is what I do, not something like portraits. I have four of these of my own design. Three on my arms and one on [Read More…]

Discrimination In Paganism

On the Patheos Pagan FB page I posted a poll regarding discrimination after reading Patti Wigington’s post on racism in Paganism. It’s really awesome. You should read it. I’m not going to pretend online polls are good science, but I still found the results interesting. And as with any “add your own option” poll, I [Read More…]

Beltane: A Picture Gallery

May your Beltane be merry! Click on the images for more information. [Read more…]

I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate

All across the country right now politicians are legislating health care willy-nilly. From the semi-reasonable to the patently absurd, many of these bills have some seriously twisted and harmful ideas about women’s health. Soraya Chemaly has an excellent post on HuffPo discussing this recent spate of legislation. “Boy, it’s crazy to think we used to [Read More…]

The Contraception Issue Turned Upside-Down Cake

Hypothetical situation: I work for a Greek polytheist. My boss believes in moderation in all things. My boss refuses to cover any weight-related medical condition through my insurance because they believe it is a result of my immorality. If I was moral according to my boss’ definition, then I would not be overweight. My boss [Read More…]

Welcome to Agora!

It’s a season of initiation, of burgeoning hopes and new beginnings. Even websites and blogs are not immune to the crisp promise in the sharp morning air. So it’s with a lot of pride and hope I present to you Agora, the new flagship of the Patheos Pagan Portal. In many ways, a lot of [Read More…]

Does History Prove Polygamy or Polyamory Is Bad?

Slate.com’s Libby Copeland claims that history proves plural marriage is harmful to society: As marriage historian Stephanie Coontz has pointed out, polygyny is less about sex than it is about power. Rich old guys with lots of wives win twice: They have more women to bear them babies and do household work, and they also [Read More…]

Politicians Confused About What Makes A Minority

The Wild Hunt reports that Rep. Tim Scott seems to think Christians are a minority in the US: If Rep. Scott were clear-eyed on the issue of religion he’d see which religious groups were truly struggling in his state. He’d see a Wiccan ostracized and harassed when she objected to sectarian government prayer (and later held [Read More…]

Oral Roberts’ Grandson is a GLBTQI Activist

That guy on the streetcorner cooking stew and hanging out with his boyfriend isn’t homeless: he’s the performance art activist grandson of famous (or infamous) televangelist Oral Roberts: It’s a vaguely subversive idea—the antithesis of the “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it” ethos, a strategic divorcing of homosexuality from sexuality, a tent-revival effort [Read More…]


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