Friday the 13th: The West Memphis Three Living Free

Damien Echols at a book signing.

When you're talking about bad luck, these guys had it. In spades. But life is looking up for the West Memphis Three. I derive a lot of joy out of following Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin on social media and rejoicing in their happiness. So in case you weren't following them online, this is my attempt to persuade you otherwise.Jason Baldwin is going to school and becoming an advocate for kids who have been sentenced to life in prison. Follow him on Facebook.Damien Echols has written … [Read more...]

Pagan Hangout Playlist and More Good Stuff

So I put all of the Pagan Hangout videos into a playlist, so if you want to catch up you can just hit play and watch while you're folding laundry. They are a lot of fun, so if you haven't watched you are missing out!P. Sufenas Virius Lupus discusses how Pride has become commercialized.The Wild Hunt notes a Wiccan has been denied clergy status by the state of Virginia (the same state the Jefferson was proud of including religious freedom in its consitution).Aidan Kelly has … [Read more...]

Johnny Depp Making WM3 Film?

Word on the street is Depp's production company optioned Damien Echols still-to-be-written memoir for a movie. Pretty nebulous in a way, but still exciting. Here's media maven Perez Hilton on the story: Johnny Depp and his partner Christi Dembrowski and their Infinitum Nihil production company just nabbed the rights to an upcoming memoir about the West Memphis Three… which is being written by one of the Three himself — Damien Echols!It's still soon-to-be-published and still as-yet-untitled, … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks

For a lot of us, our holiday to give thanks was back at Mabon, although we ideally give thanks year round. However, it's still kind of powerful to give thanks as a nation. So here are a few things I'm thankful for:Good Friends: it's nice to know there are people who are just there for you. Answer the phone when you call. Watch tv with you. Share the calories when you have a craving for decadent desserts. Friends rock. WM3 Freedom: It makes me so happy to see the guys finally able to live … [Read more...]

Oprah Owes An Apology to the West Memphis Three

So does Geraldo Rivera, Dan Rather, WMCTV (the local NBC affiliate in Memphis, TN) and every other media, therapist, law enforcement and religious figure that willingly stoked up fears over Satanic Ritual Abuse despite the complete lack of evidence. FBI investigations found absolutely no evidence that Satanic ritual abuse was happening, or that, as anyone who knows a Satanist could tell you, Satanists are not organized in any fashion to facilitate such widespread abuse nor do they have any … [Read more...]

West Memphis Three Walk Free After 18 Years

They were convicted for being young, goth, Wiccan metalheads at the height of the Satanic Panic. Today they walk free.No evidence. Not a shred. Law enforcement decided the "Satanic kids" committed the crime and refused to entertain evidence that suggested otherwise. Recent DNA evidence exonerated them.Not that you would know this by the DA running the press conference. He didn't mention the DNA doesn't match. He didn't mention there was no real evidence. He didn't mention the evidence … [Read more...]


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