Ronald Hearn
Ronald Hearn

I realize that Fox News reports to a sympathetic segment of the public who see things from a skewed right-wing viewpoint and expecting them to back off from their bigoted statements (he actually called himself that on air) is unrealistic, but if I say nothing then I am saying untrue reporting about a minority faith to degrade and belittle them is okay. It's not. Factual information is available with minimal research. Twenty holidays? The original comment was "20% of Christian holidays...

I realize that Fox News reports to a sympathetic segment of the public who see things from a skewed right-wing viewpoint and expecting them to back off from their bigoted statements (he actually called himself that on air) is unrealistic, but if I say nothing then I am saying untrue reporting about a minority faith to degrade and belittle them is okay. It's not. Factual information is available with minimal research. Twenty holidays? The original comment was "20% of Christian holidays are Pagan..." From that these commentators jumped to "They get twenty holidays per year" within the span of ninety seconds. And then they decry how Christianity is persecuted in the same breath. Shameful.

Ronald Hearn
Ronald Hearn
  • Ronald Hearn

Fortunately none of those LEFT-wing outlets have decided to belittle a growing, respectable, federally-recognized religion. If the commentary had replaced Christian with Wiccan/Pagan, the country would be in an uproar. Their primary point was that the holidays of another faith do not deserve the same respect as theirs, and in the process the announcers decided to take it to denigration. That principle is against what I view as equality under the law for all people. No disrespect to you...

Fortunately none of those LEFT-wing outlets have decided to belittle a growing, respectable, federally-recognized religion. If the commentary had replaced Christian with Wiccan/Pagan, the country would be in an uproar. Their primary point was that the holidays of another faith do not deserve the same respect as theirs, and in the process the announcers decided to take it to denigration. That principle is against what I view as equality under the law for all people. No disrespect to you intended, Charles, and I would sign the petition regardless of which network broadcast this diatribe. By the way, I don't watch any of those networks you listed. It's just more unneeded stress.

Michele Braun
Michele Braun
  • Ronald Hearn

Ronald Hearn Well said Ron.....

Gary Keeling Jr.
Gary Keeling Jr.
  • Ronald Hearn

Impartiality should be the rule, but it hasn't been for a long time. I'm no great fan of the left-wing or the right-wing media, but one thing that sets Fox News apart from the rest is that it advertises itself as "Fair & Balanced." They're the only network that goes out of their way to falsely advertise an unbiased perspective. With most networks, the expectation of journalistic integrity is somewhat relaxed, if only for the fact that they don't go out of their way to make an outright rejection of bias their advertising schtick.

Vick Pérez
Vick Pérez

Here's an idea, change the channel. Ratings matter more than signatures.

Morganu Whaley
Morganu Whaley
  • Vick Pérez

Esto por que fue? O cómo estuvo la cosa?

Pati Negrete
Pati Negrete
  • Vick Pérez

Al parecer hablaron ridiculeces y pestes de los Wiccans y los Paganos .Pero que les sorprende, desde la invasion a irak los escuche una vez y es el grupo mas homogeneo de "Self-righteous bigots" que he escuchado en mi vida. Francamente esta peticion les valdra gorro y com dice Vic,solo les dara publicidad y rating con los millones de self-righteous bigots que viven aqui.

Pati Negrete
Pati Negrete
  • Vick Pérez

Aqui el video....son de verdad insoportables. Aunque no influyen tanto como quisieran,al menos al grueso de la poblacion pues las pocas veces que los he escuchado enel radio desilan tal odio a Obama y a fin de cuentas gano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJqUQzghhM&feature=share

Kenneth M Burling Jr
Kenneth M Burling Jr

I have to agree with the crowd that says more info needed. The petition doesn't say a lot.

As it is worded, it comes across as "Those idiots hurt our feelings," and not much else.

It doesn't say what they said, who they said it to, when they said it, or even which medium it was said through.

:/

Dustin McPherson
Dustin McPherson
  • Kenneth M Burling Jr

Fox News needs to apologize to everyone; especially journalism.

Kenneth M Burling Jr
Kenneth M Burling Jr
  • Kenneth M Burling Jr

I can't disagree with that one. :)

Kenneth M Burling Jr
Kenneth M Burling Jr
  • Kenneth M Burling Jr

http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2013/02/news-station-attacks-wiccans.html

Wow. The bastards are clueless... And many of their comments prove they are clueless not only of Wicca, but of their viewer base and Christianity as well. ^^;;

Yekcir Stlef
Yekcir Stlef

I still cant see the link. Can someone help me?

Yekcir Stlef
Yekcir Stlef
  • Yekcir Stlef

This is a drag....its still not working -_- thank you anyways

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Yekcir Stlef

making fun of Christians. Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjVLJKR6g7U

Jesa Phair
Jesa Phair

For the record, I'd like to notate the following: I am not a Middle Aged, Twice Divorced Woman. I am Single, and I have been Pagan for more than half my life and I'm not even 40 yet! I do not play Dungeons and Dragons! I don't even own a set of dice! (However, I have friends that do!) The only thing I can say that was true, for me anyway is, I live in a rural area and I am guilty of loving Incense! (But I know plenty of City Witches as well as Country Witches! Male AND Female! And some...

For the record, I'd like to notate the following: I am not a Middle Aged, Twice Divorced Woman. I am Single, and I have been Pagan for more than half my life and I'm not even 40 yet! I do not play Dungeons and Dragons! I don't even own a set of dice! (However, I have friends that do!) The only thing I can say that was true, for me anyway is, I live in a rural area and I am guilty of loving Incense! (But I know plenty of City Witches as well as Country Witches! Male AND Female! And some are Single and some are in Blissful Relationships!) And as for Not being able to name all of the Holidays.... I can do it off the top of my head, IN ORDER! Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lughnasadh, Mabon. and it's not 20 Holidays, It's 8. Did you realize it went from 20% to 20 Whole Holidays? Morons! If they just did some research, They'd realize that THEIR Holidays Almost all have Pagan Origins! Christmas Was Originally Yule. Easter Was originally Ostara. Groundhog Day was originally Imbolc, And Their Halloween is a Perverted Version of Our Samhain.

Dyana Postelle
Dyana Postelle
  • Jesa Phair

And that Christmas is deeply rooted in pagan traditions as well as commercialism (Coke ads started the current incarnation of Santa). It is a Christian holiday but on conversion and perversion... yet "they" want to put Christ back in Christmas when he was not there to start with!

Ragnbjorg Donarsdottir
Ragnbjorg Donarsdottir
  • Jesa Phair

HAHAHA good one sister :) I am heathen we celebrate some of the same holidays y'all do with a few added one of our own in honor of our Norse gods and goddesses and ancestors so I am very familiar with the holidays you mentioned and someone else mentioned how some of their holidays are really pagan holidays I totally agree with that. Easter=Ostara, Xmas=Yule, Halloween=Samheim, etc.

Debbie Barker
Debbie Barker
  • Jesa Phair

hmm, not wanting to be judged for the misguided few of the Wiccan belief but, so willing to judge based on the misguided few of anothers belief....energy that is put out will come back to bite us hard, yes, the origin of Christmas was based solely on the Pagan holiday as was Easter....the original concept of the ppl who blended the holidays was originally designed to show how both sides were really not that far apart....sadly the mark that was being headed for was missed..... my point we...

hmm, not wanting to be judged for the misguided few of the Wiccan belief but, so willing to judge based on the misguided few of anothers belief....energy that is put out will come back to bite us hard, yes, the origin of Christmas was based solely on the Pagan holiday as was Easter....the original concept of the ppl who blended the holidays was originally designed to show how both sides were really not that far apart....sadly the mark that was being headed for was missed..... my point we were created to be makers of our own destiny to have our own free will...to judge only brings judgement.....to do evil only brings evil....just like to do good will only bring good....to be empathetic will only bring empathy....so on and so forth....assumption that these ppl who have any belief at all is just that an assumption...to have true beliefs mean you stand by those beliefs and it is clear to me the ones reporting have none just indoctrination......

Debbie Barker
Debbie Barker
  • Jesa Phair

Liam Labelingtheia the Freemasons is a huge society that carries members of different backgrounds....some of them very prominent public figures, just watch hand shakes, how they hold themselves ;) big tell tale signs.....as for the crimes of other mainstream religions yes they are publicized otherwise we wouldn't have these mainstream beliefs...Catholics priests are all child molestors, jewish people are all greedy, muslims are all terroisst....get the jist? Sadly, the energy that is put...

Liam Labelingtheia the Freemasons is a huge society that carries members of different backgrounds....some of them very prominent public figures, just watch hand shakes, how they hold themselves ;) big tell tale signs.....as for the crimes of other mainstream religions yes they are publicized otherwise we wouldn't have these mainstream beliefs...Catholics priests are all child molestors, jewish people are all greedy, muslims are all terroisst....get the jist? Sadly, the energy that is put out by the ppl who believe in the same manner as the group they represent comes back onto the whole group.....more reason to be out there putting more positive energy to combat the negative..... I am not Wiccan but did sign the petition, I am shocked to read how my belief is being attacked, based on the misguided and misrepresentation of a few as well. Seems the ones that misrepresent tend to have a louder witness than most, could be the ability we as humans have to look for the negative more so than the positive. At any rate this false reporting should be fixed!

Kris Hancock
Kris Hancock
  • Jesa Phair

Fox has a Facebook page, I think we should bombard it with just what you just said in this post!!!

Susan Coté
Susan Coté
  • Jesa Phair

*hand raised* I also confess to a deep abiding love of incense. I have a single divorce to my credit; chalk it up to marrying too young. I play Pathfinder, not D&D, though, and I'm not a midwife, though I'd do it in a heartbeat!

Juli Griffin
Juli Griffin
  • Jesa Phair

sad part jesa, or maybe the funny part, is that these people do not even know how much paganism is mixed in with their practice of christianity. they are making fun of wiccans not being able to name their holidays...ha! this is so hilarious to me! they don't even know the scope of their idiocy.

Kimberly Manwaring Kica

And thank you Felix Wolfe for starting this cause blessed be

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Kimberly Manwaring Kica

making fun of Christians. Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice, she is the reason that I am hear to look at what you potty mouths are going on about. You are so sick in the head that it is only by Satan's help that you can stand and talk this rubbish. What a load of gibberish that comes sprouting from the mouths of you people who call yourselves pagan and wiccans. The Devil is your master and he is whispering lies into your ears and just to keep you occupied the devil has demons who will rape...

making fun of Christians. Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice, she is the reason that I am hear to look at what you potty mouths are going on about. You are so sick in the head that it is only by Satan's help that you can stand and talk this rubbish. What a load of gibberish that comes sprouting from the mouths of you people who call yourselves pagan and wiccans. The Devil is your master and he is whispering lies into your ears and just to keep you occupied the devil has demons who will rape you for eternity, you see, he likes wiccans and pagans. Take a good dose of soothing butt ointment with you. Cheers.

Kimberly Manwaring Kica
Kimberly Manwaring Kica
  • Kimberly Manwaring Kica

Hmm and why are you looking at pagan and witch info ?bottom line we should have respect for all religions which you don't so in my eyes you are no true Christian and if you were you would also know your holidays are based on pagan holidays and the Christmas Easter Halloween were all chosen to convert pagans to Christianity have some respect and not be rude~and it's odd you know so much of what the devil so called likes you must mingle with him over tea

Majikalmaiden Legbara
Majikalmaiden Legbara

I believe Fox news is banned in Canada because they don't support lies in the media...We need to respect all faiths...Fox is trash-we know this-no surprise here.... they should apologize but won't Blessed Be )O(.

Douglas Charles Face
Douglas Charles Face
  • Majikalmaiden Legbara

that only applies to Canadian broadcasting.

Fox News should either be banned or have a disclaimer that states that they don't report news and their material is not based on facts. Claiming to be news is misleading and irresponsible.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/foxcanada.asp

Majikalmaiden Legbara
Majikalmaiden Legbara
  • Majikalmaiden Legbara

yup thats what I said in Canada..thanks for sharing the link Doug

Trace Whitley
Trace Whitley

I just wanted to remind all of you that see this comment that the University of Missouri did try to stand up to our equality and could use a Thank You. So among all of the nasty things we are saying to Fox News. PLEASE Please remember to Thank the University of Missouri for their continued Support. Here is an E-mail Address to contact them. [email protected]

Trace Whitley
Trace Whitley
  • Trace Whitley

And here is the Chancellor of the University of Missouri's E-mail as well. [email protected]

Trace Whitley
Trace Whitley
  • Trace Whitley

This is a sample of what I sent to the Visitor EMail and the Chancellor's

Greetings,
I simply wanted to send your University a Thank You for supporting Earth-Based religions and their holidays. In the wake of the extremely disrespectful Fox News story of your University's policy I personally wanted to make sure that you were given a Thank You for this. It might be overlooked in the coming days protest and upheaval. I hope that this news in no way deters you from your continued mission to...

This is a sample of what I sent to the Visitor EMail and the Chancellor's

Greetings,
I simply wanted to send your University a Thank You for supporting Earth-Based religions and their holidays. In the wake of the extremely disrespectful Fox News story of your University's policy I personally wanted to make sure that you were given a Thank You for this. It might be overlooked in the coming days protest and upheaval. I hope that this news in no way deters you from your continued mission to bring equality to your student bodies religious observances.

We really do appreciate it,
T. Whitley, C.O.O.
Haven-int.org
214-232-7680

Jonathan Wint
Jonathan Wint

we are about 1 in 10. Now the guy claims said he is racist. Said call him one! Fine Fire his Ass! And I am not Friendly at all! But that's probably Just bc I am a jerk. Nothing to do with being a Pagan. If he said " you know Call me a Racist but I am sick of Jews with there 10 day Hanukkah!" He be fired!

Joice Fisher
Joice Fisher
  • Jonathan Wint

I think he said bigot

Jonathan Wint
Jonathan Wint
  • Jonathan Wint

I said he said racist, I said If he said " you know Call me a Racist but I am sick of Jews with there 10 day Hanukkah!" He be fired!,,now After all the he said i said I feel Dizzy!

Valerie LaVay
Valerie LaVay

That video was outrageous. The guy on the left should be fired for his comments. I didn't understand the huge fuss until I saw the video. Such intolerance and ignorance. On the up side I never knew there were "30" pagan holidays. Right. MORON!

Valerie LaVay
Valerie LaVay
  • Valerie LaVay

HJ I like her comment about "actual" religions. Pagans aren't real. she is also a moron and a reminder of why i don't watch Fox news. Getting facts straight is not what Fox does on any topic so I should not be surprised

Valerie LaVay
Valerie LaVay
  • Valerie LaVay

Toadstool is too good for them.

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