"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

On July Fourth, the United States of America celebrates the signing of our Declaration of Independence. One of the document’s most famous quotes is “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and [Read More…]

Why You're Affected by McCollum v. CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Patrick McCollum and legal advisors released a nine page response to the denial of their employment discrimination case. “The employment discrimination ruling is especially disturbing and is one that all religious people should be worried about, not only Pagans. It creates precedent that gives the state the power to discriminate on the basis of religion [Read More…]

Controversial Opening Legislative Prayer in the Heart of Paganistan

On May 20th, a crowd gathered in front of the Minnesota legislature to protest an amendment declaring marriage as legal for one man and one woman only. Bradlee Dean, pastor of the Old Path Church of Minneapolis, delivered a rant disguised as an opening prayer. As a sign of respect for all religious traditions most [Read More…]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles Aum, Shri Ganeshaya namah — Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at [Read More…]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Star Foster at Pantheos featured Kelle Maize a rising female rapper from Pittsburg, Penn. who includes a spiritual message in her lyrics. She’s [Read More…]

In the News

Associated Press/Yahoo! News “Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500” by Mike Stobbe Other companies covered the cost of developing and researching Makena. It is a progesterone given as a weekly shot to prevent premature delivery. KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. The move was originally supported [Read More…]

America Is Not Broke

For full details about the Madison Movement please read the Staff of Asclepius post “US and UK Unite to Uncut Social Benefits” www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/ ‘America Is NOT Broke’: Michael Moore Speaks in Madison, WI — March 5, 2011 Video by Riley Moore The text of the speech is available at www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/america-is-not-broke [Read more…]

Community Linkage

Patheos “Service Is Power” By T. Thorn Coyle “Service is part of our religion. It doesn’t have to be, but the more we include it, the stronger, healthier, and wiser we all become.” www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Service-Is-Power-T-Thorn-Coyle-03-01-2011.html Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network New York Times “Two Winners, Two [Read More…]

Saturday: US and UK Citizens Unite to Uncut Social Benefits

UPDATE: The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) has refused Gov. Walker’s request to clear out the State Capitol. To show support for the peaceful protesters who clean up after themselves, they are asking WPPA members to come sleep among the protesters tonight. Read the full press release at http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/February11/0225/0225wppa.pdf The Chant That Crossed The Pond [Read More…]


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