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Posted: Nov. 17, 2002
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Would You Take Part in a Public Event or Protest AS a Pagan?
Many Pagans or Heathens have always been a little leery about taking part in public events, protests or in signing their real names to letters or petitions. Given the current climate in the United States and across the world since 9/11, are you more or less inclined to be open about your spiritual beliefs or religion than you once were? Are you more fearful of reprisals or discrimination? Do you think that you would be placed on a surveillance list if you participated in public events or signed petitions with your legal name? Are you more cautious than you may have been before? Or have the events emboldened you to take a more public stance?
What’s the current status of YOUR broom closet?
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| Yes, I Would Go Public... ||Sep 22nd. at 8:18:02 pm EDT|
|Bran Ravensong (Coombs, British Columbia, Canada) ||Age: 31 - Email |
Yes, I would come out to participate as a pagan. If we don't come forward and be a group then we can be persecuted as we once were. Unite and be strong, and show a loving and kindness that isn't shown out there as much as it should.
| Yes Most Likely.... ||Sep 22nd. at 8:04:02 pm EDT|
|alphachild (central texas) ||Age: 47 - Email |
I really don't care what neighbors and friends say, however, I work for a large Catholic hospital, and while it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their religion, I sure would hate to have them come up with some bs excuse to fire me. No problem against showing my face public with a connection to Wicca or Pagan, or even signing my name. Just can't "come out" at work.
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