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Hardball Segment On Military Witches

Author: Wren
Posted: June 7th. 1999
Times Viewed: 9,572

Dear Hardball,

It was with considerable interest that The Witches Voice staff watched your Wednesday evening segment on Witches in the military services. Interest however turned into dismay as the tone of your show became apparent. The token inclusion of the "other side of the issue"- as represented by the Texas ACLU -did little to offset the obviously biased rhetoric of Mr. Barr or the insensitivity demonstrated by host Chris Matthews. No actual practicing pagan-military personnel or otherwise-was included in the discussion. So therefore Chris Matthews did not actually have to look a Witch or Wiccan in the eye as he guffawed over that person"s sincere beliefs and heartfelt faith.

That"s not playing "hardball"; that"s a sucker punch.

In the modern American democracy-built upon such illuminated documents as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights- religious "heretics" simply do not exist under the law. That ignorant men such as Bob Barr still go hunting for heretics and attacking Witches is simply ridiculous. That intelligent men such as Chris Matthews still find such "Witch hunts" acceptable is truly frightening.

In this country, all are guaranteed the right to the free exercise of any religion without harassment, intimidation or threats to their personal safety and emotional well being. The dark days of defining someone as being either good or evil based upon the religious beliefs that they hold should be a thing of the past.

Even for Witches? "Unbelievable", says Chris Matthews. Wink, wink.

The Witches in the military are willing to put their lives on the line to guarantee that right to religious freedom and all other American liberties.

The Witches in the military will defend the integrity of the United States for Mr. Barr and Mr. Matthews even as these same men ridicule their deeply held and sincere religious beliefs.

No wonder Chris Matthews wouldn"t even look one of them in the eye

Rev. Wren Walker
Chairperson
The Witches' Voice, Inc.






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