July 2, 2016

There are many things for Americans to be proud of; our whitewashing of history is not one of them. Read more

June 29, 2016

  The recent post by Erik Dupree giving voice to the hateful TERF viewpoints of Ruth Barrett has caused quite a stir in our blessed community. It has been great to witness the collective reactions of my co-religionists. It seems we have finally arrived at a place where voices of hate are confronted, discredited and given no quarter in our public discourse. It has taken a long time to establish that voices of TERF transphobic hate deserve the same treatment... Read more

June 14, 2016

Love will overcome hate, inclusion will take the day in a contest with exclusion, compassion will overcome judgment and our blessed community will find a place of justice for our Transgender community members. Read more

June 13, 2016

There are no words to express the sadness, grief, disgust and anger that the events in Orlando have triggered in our communities. Everywhere people are asking themselves: ‘ When will the hate stop’? How can this still be happening? One of the most insidious reasons this is still happening is the consent we as a culture give to homophobic behavior in our communities. I know this statement triggers denials that we support homophobia in any way. After all, when we... Read more

June 7, 2016

  Well its time, once again, for the ugly face of bigotry to emerge in the form of Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists (TERF). This time they have concocted a scheme to fill the shelves of new age, metaphysical and witchy bookstores with an entire volume focused on attacking the rights of the Transgender community. Ruth Barrett, has established a fundraising site seeking more than $20,000 in support for her manifesto of hate. Obviously, the larger community, including myself, has reacted... Read more

March 19, 2016

  The sun is just crossing the horizon as I enter downtown on my way to work. The air outside my mobile place of privilege is very cold. As I roll to a stop at a red light my attention turns to a middle age man holding a sign saying he is hungry and that anything helps. As the light turns I witness a never-ending line of cars passing this individual. He is someone’s son, brother and maybe even father:... Read more

January 25, 2016

T E R F = TRANS EXCLUSIVE RADICAL FEMINISTS     This is a hard subject to tackle; if I were to believe the statements of the TERF community there is a grave threat to women everywhere. ‘Men dressed as women”. Recent posts shared by this community have been written by organizations known by The Southern Poverty Law center as hate groups. Frankly I find it alarming when anyone in my community re posts hate speech.   Most intriguing, however,... Read more

January 3, 2016

      Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net       For decades Americans have labeled all they disagree with as Terrorism effectively dehumanizing those who believe in causes we disagree with. Observing the extremist in our nation label the Occupy Movement, Black Lives Matter and environmental groups as terrorist has become old hat.   The ever-increasing need to “other” those we disagree with is a national sickness that only further divides us as a nation. Gone are... Read more

January 1, 2016

As we let 2015 pass into the history books it is my hope that we collectively begin to recognize the institutional trauma and violence that impacted members of our community over the past year. Pagans working for world peace, environmental justice, Black Lives Matter, economic justice and confronting the corporate plutocracy have all been exposed to varying amounts of vicarious trauma. Read more

December 19, 2015

  Each year this list reflects my personal experiences of community members who walk-their-talk and make significant contributions to our collective community. As always these choices are just the opinion of one individual. It is my hope that the yearly list will get readers thinking about the many other individuals in our blessed community who make meaningful contributions. Please feel free to respond in the comments section as to whom you would nominate on your personal list of Pagans who... Read more

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