Paganism: A New Vision of Family

Samhain has passed, Thanksgiving is looming and it’s a season for drawing close to family. When a sizeable chunk of the Pagan community has some degree of difficulty interacting with their biological family, this time of year can be challenging.  Some of us are estranged from our families due to religious differences, some because there [Read More…]

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The Passing of Lord Merlin

Lord Merlin, aka David John White, was the elder high priest of the Ravenwood tradition for almost three decades and he died over a week ago, on Mabon. He led an extraordinary life, much like his wife Lady Sintana, and he died a year and a week after she passed from us. He was there [Read More…]

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All Acts of Love

Civil rights is the defining issue of our age. My grandparents were born into a generation that for the first time had never lived in a country where women could not vote. Growing up in Atlanta in the 50’s and 60’s, racial equality shaped my parents worldview. My generation is fighting for civil rights still: [Read More…]

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The Children We Ignore

While the world is leaving the lights on for Caylee, plenty of other murdered children remain in the dark. They aren’t white enough, middle-class enough, for the media to pay much attention to… Jadon Higganbothan was murdered by a cult leader, apparently for being “gay.” His murder was certainly motivated by religious extremism. So many [Read More…]

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Life, Liberty and the Institution of Marriage?

Yesterday I was reading Timothy Dalrymple’s post on the gay marriage debate. Tim’s a good fella but we don’t agree on a whole lot. So it’s not surprising when either of us disagree with something the other wrote. Yet something in his post made me do a double-take: But here’s the thing: no one ever [Read More…]

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Much Ado About Gaga

Over on the Evangelical portal Karen Zacharias Spears weighed in on Lady Gaga, and I thought it all sounded a bit familiar: “Elvis can’t sing, can’t play the guitar, and can’t dance. Yet two thousand idiots per show yelp every time he opens his mouth, plucks a guitar string, or shakes his pelvis like any [Read More…]

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Steve Simon is My Hero

I had every intention of waxing eloquent on the AFA dedication of a Pagan chapel, but Rep. Simon has won my heart away. His entire speech was a “shame on you” to those who feel they must impose their religious values on the rest of us, and are not above compromising our legislative practices to [Read More…]

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Beltaine & Stuff ‘Round the Web

You know, who knew there would come a day when there is too much going on regarding Paganism to effectively cover? Well, Jason Pitzl-Waters knew, that’s who! I am always amazed and impressed when he has Wild Hunt posts covering multiple issues, and even more amazed that I have too much to possibly write about [Read More…]

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Pagan Soup: What Pagans Can Accomplish & Goddessy Gaga

Pagans Supporting Japan It’s a good time to be Pagan. I’m very proud of our community. Peter Dybing’s fundraising efforts for Doctors Without Borders have raised over $23,000 and this week is the home stretch to reach the $30,000 goal. I wouldn’t have thought it possible that we could have raised so much so quickly. [Read More…]

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