Listen, my Pagan brothers and my Pagan sisters. I have, mild-mannered and gentle old crone that I am, a simple request.
FOR KALI SAKE, QUIT THE FUCK DOING THIS STUPID SHIT!!!!
About 300 people came to City Park on Saturday to see what Pagan Pride was all about.
"We want people to know we're not devil worshippers," coordinator Betty Jane Ware said.
I mean it. Catholics don't start discussions about their Feast of St. Anthony Mass, Carnival, and Fundraising Day explaining that, no, not every priest molests children. The Jews don't send out press releases about their high holy days explaining that, no, matzo is not made from the blood of xian children. Mormons don't begin every event explaining that, no, they no longer engage in polygamy.
Could Pagans please quit perpetrating obnoxious myths about Paganism? It's one thing if the author of the article is so stupid as to ask the question. But too many Pagans run around answering this question even when it isn't asked. It's time, and past time, for us to stop shooting our own damn selves in our own damn collective foot.
Samhein's fast approaching, when we always get a rash of articles about Witches and Pagans. Let's make it a "no we're not Satanists" free season.
Kudos to the author of the article for understanding how the rules of punctuation work. And, to his 3rd grade teacher.
Picture found here.