Top Ten Pagan Stories of 2011 (Part Two)

[You can read part one of this entry, here.]05. Dominionism! The Reponse! Christians Behaving Badly! I don't revel in writing about extremism and anti-Pagan fervor within the politically and culturally dominant Christian religion(s), much preferring to instead highlight achievements and challenges within our interconnected communities. Still, even the most temperate of commentator would have to agree that this was the year when some ugly elements within Christianity inched ever closer to the … [Read more...]

Will Libertarians Move from Barr to Johnson?

Johnson and Barr on Fox News together in 2010.

In 2008 the Libertarian Party nominated former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr as their candidate for President of the United States. Many modern Pagans who consider themselves libertarians/Libertarians were displeased by this turn of events, as Barr had notoriously tried to ban Pagans from serving in the military, claiming that equal rights for Wiccans and Pagans set  "a dangerous precedent that could easily result in the practice of all sorts of bizarre practices being supported by the military u … [Read more...]

On Faith: Gary Johnson and the Pagan Media

Screenshot of the Johnson-Pagan Media Conference

I have a new piece up at the Washington Post's On Faith section examining the importance of the recent video Pagan media press conference with Republican presidential candidate, and former New Mexico governor, Gary Johnson.Here's a short excerpt: "What does it all mean? I think it represents two opportunities. First, there’s an opportunity for politicians to realize that America’s religious diversity isn’t simply a stock phrase to pull out when describing the virtues of our country. Acco … [Read more...]

Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.As you may have already heard, Congressional newspaper The Hill picked up the story of presidential hopeful Gary Johnson's Q&A with Pagan and Hindu media on Sunday. You can read some follow-up and transcribed excerpts, here. Here's Star Foster's take. Here's PNC-Bay Area's rep … [Read more...]


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