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Wiccan uninvited from giving invocation
at Alabama city council meeting after
citizen concerns

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:M2, 6/27/2014 11:17:17 AM

A member of the Wiccan faith says he was set to give the opening invocation at a Huntsville City Council meeting until the plan was publicized and he was asked about his faith. He was then told he was no longer invited. Huntsville City Attorney Peter Joffrion says that when the agenda for Thursday´s meeting was made public Tuesday and citizens called to voice concerns. The agenda said the invocation would be given by "Reverend Blake Kirk, Priest of the Oak, Ash And Thorn Tradition of Wicca."

Comments:
Do Wiccans get tax-free status? Are they a recognized religion or a cult? Since Satan is admittedly evil and since evil is the opposite of good, how can a religion that devotes itself openly to evil even be considered to give any public invocations at all? Those who acquiesce to this kind of "diversity" and "tolerance" are saying that they approve of evil and of the religion that promotes it. Unreal.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/27/2014 11:32:33 AM     (No. 9902050)

Isn´t giving an invocation to a pagan entity at a City Council meeting rather redundant?

Personally, I would have let him "pray" in the empty room. He´s free to do his thing - but no one is compelled to attend/listen.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonR, 6/27/2014 12:54:59 PM     (No. 9902210)

Why not a Satanist? Seems appropriate for the political class nowadays....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/28/2014 1:00:01 AM     (No. 9902896)

OP, I don´t know about tax-exempt status, but a member of the military can designate Wiccan as their faith, and thus get a Wiccan symbol on their headstone in a national cemetery.

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Posted By: M2- 6/27/2014 11:17:17 AM     Post Reply
A member of the Wiccan faith says he was set to give the opening invocation at a Huntsville City Council meeting until the plan was publicized and he was asked about his faith. He was then told he was no longer invited. Huntsville City Attorney Peter Joffrion says that when the agenda for Thursday´s meeting was made public Tuesday and citizens called to voice concerns. The agenda said the invocation would be given by "Reverend Blake Kirk, Priest of the Oak, Ash And Thorn Tradition of Wicca."

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