Dawn Rizza-Hunt
Dawn Rizza-Hunt

I don't sign petitions...but I am horrified about this. No other faith would be so berated and made fun of like this on national tv. How can this be tollerated. Please,every one, let the world know we are not a joke. I am a contributing member of the community and my small business has created jobs and smiles across the country. This has me outraged.

Deirdre Hebert
Deirdre Hebert
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

No petition by Pagans will have any effect on Fox. Sad, but that's the truth. They don't care one single bit.

Rebecca LaForce
Rebecca LaForce
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

Dawn, Thank you for bringing this back to my attention! I agree whole heartedly and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Tahlia Bubbadingles Deegan
Tahlia Bubbadingles Deegan
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

Whats really getting to me is that were the only ones they singled out. Did they talk about anyone else's holidays..at all...no.

Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

What's the story here? The causes link just says they were hateful. I want details! :P

Cynthia Newton Rodier
Cynthia Newton Rodier
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

These reporters are ignorant and irresponsible. They are also about to have their asses handed to them, I'm sure!

John Hagaman
John Hagaman
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

sorry dawn but christianity and judism have been made fun of for years so maybe we can all agree its time to stop comparing others religion to ours have a great day

Ragnbjorg Frida Donarsdottir
Ragnbjorg Frida Donarsdottir
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

that is not true Deirdre they are counting on us to sit by and think like you are now. WRONG! STAND UP AND FIGHT AGAINST IGNORANCE. dont matter what pagan tradition you ascribe to...STAND UP AND SOUND THE HORN!! If enough of us stand up and say "enough is enough we demand respect" we will be heard.

Natalie Lunsford
Natalie Lunsford
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

Then sign the petition Dawn, if this is truly how you feel. Our voice will be stronger if you join in with us!

Ed Ireland
Ed Ireland
  • Dawn Rizza-Hunt

Love ya Dawn and good to see you lending a voice on this. Hoping to see you and the Bear soon.

Kevin Tyler
Kevin Tyler

Don't these morons realize that "pagan" only means non-Christian, which includes Jews and Muslims... Fox news are only showing their stupidity over and over and over, what a crock. And YES, FOX NEWS MOUTHPIECE....YOU ARE A BIGOT. The idiots at Fox News should all be charged for denigrating the pagan religions in the media.... this is plainly hate-speech against a protected religion, and they should be held accountable. Where the hell did they get these idiots, High School dropouts?

Anthony Volpe
Anthony Volpe
  • Kevin Tyler

nope cause lot people don't know what any meaning of what word mean cause they to busy wanting to blab there mouth before thinking Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller", "rustic"[1]) is a blanket term typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous.

It is primarily used in a historical context, Greco-Roman polytheism as well as the polytheistic traditions of Europe and North Africa before Christianization. In a wider sense, extended to...

nope cause lot people don't know what any meaning of what word mean cause they to busy wanting to blab there mouth before thinking Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller", "rustic"[1]) is a blanket term typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous.

It is primarily used in a historical context, Greco-Roman polytheism as well as the polytheistic traditions of Europe and North Africa before Christianization. In a wider sense, extended to contemporary religions, it includes most of the Eastern religions and the indigenous traditions of the Americas, Central Asia, Australia and Africa; as well as non-Abrahamic folk religion in general. More narrow definitions will not include any of the world religions and restrict the term to local or rural currents not organized as civil religions. Characteristic of Pagan traditions is the absence of proselytism and the presence of a living mythology, which informs religious practice.

Ethnologists often avoid the term "pagan," with its uncertain and varied meanings, in referring to traditional or historic faiths, preferring more precise categories such as polytheism, shamanism, pantheism, or animism.

In the late 20th century, "Paganism", or more correctly "Neopaganism", became widely used in reference to adherents of various new religious movement including Wicca.[2] As such, various modern scholars have begun to apply the term to three groups of separate faiths: Historical Polytheism (such as Celtic polytheism, Norse Paganism, the Cultus Deorum Romanorum and Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism also called Hellenismos), Folk/ethnic/Indigenous religions (such as Chinese folk religion and African traditional religion), and Neopaganism (such as Wicca and Neo-Druidism).

Anthony Volpe
Anthony Volpe
  • Kevin Tyler

oh by the love wikipeda lol copy and paste lol

Cody Williams
Cody Williams
  • Kevin Tyler

Ty kevin, as a witch im offended by this shit! We r not in the dark ages, we shouldn't have to hid anymore. And we should be shown respect, for we have shown it towards them

Kevin Tyler
Kevin Tyler
  • Kevin Tyler

Hell yes, Kelley I agree completely, the problem is that charging them for hate-speech is the only legal remedy we have. It is not against any laws in the US for the media to lie... It IS, however against Federal Law to promote hate-speech against a religion as far as I know. Unfortunately in this country Fox News can't be charged for telling lies, it is considered protected under the 1st Amendment by the courts. There is no law in the United States that makes it illegal for the news media...

Hell yes, Kelley I agree completely, the problem is that charging them for hate-speech is the only legal remedy we have. It is not against any laws in the US for the media to lie... It IS, however against Federal Law to promote hate-speech against a religion as far as I know. Unfortunately in this country Fox News can't be charged for telling lies, it is considered protected under the 1st Amendment by the courts. There is no law in the United States that makes it illegal for the news media to lie, and lie blatantly in Fox' case. http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/11-the-media-can-legally-lie/

Jeff Portwine
Jeff Portwine
  • Kevin Tyler

I didn't watch the clip... but I always thought "pagan" meant more than just non Christian... I thought it was more specific to nature worship, and especially in the Celtic tradition. I didn't think that religions such as Muslim and Judaism were considered Pagan.

Jeff Portwine
Jeff Portwine
  • Kevin Tyler

watching this... it was clearly an editorial piece and not "news" per se... and as such, they can say what they want. The guy on the left was definitely a biggot. The girl really had nothing to add and was just there for eye candy, has probably been legally brain dead for years... I wouldn't really get angry or demand apologies. I would just label them idiots and move on. I've heard equally ignorant things said about Christians and especially about Catholics, and nothing is ever said...

watching this... it was clearly an editorial piece and not "news" per se... and as such, they can say what they want. The guy on the left was definitely a biggot. The girl really had nothing to add and was just there for eye candy, has probably been legally brain dead for years... I wouldn't really get angry or demand apologies. I would just label them idiots and move on. I've heard equally ignorant things said about Christians and especially about Catholics, and nothing is ever said because it's perfectly acceptable. You just have to call them out for the idiots they are and move on.

Kevin Tyler
Kevin Tyler
  • Kevin Tyler

I think it is still hate-speech, and they can be charged if the Federal govt. gives a rat's ass... which they probably don't. But like many have said, it's Fox news and typical of their ignorance.

Jeff Portwine
Jeff Portwine
  • Kevin Tyler

I didn't think the federal government could actually do anything... as long as there was no violence or anything. We have had that idiot from Florida.. I forget his name now, the one that spews the anti-muslim rubbish here in Dearborn several times doing his thing at the big Mosque they have here. It's kind of stupid that police have to protect that kind of ignorance because he has "freedom of speech". I remember one time in Saginaw when I was a teenager, the KKK did a march through...

I didn't think the federal government could actually do anything... as long as there was no violence or anything. We have had that idiot from Florida.. I forget his name now, the one that spews the anti-muslim rubbish here in Dearborn several times doing his thing at the big Mosque they have here. It's kind of stupid that police have to protect that kind of ignorance because he has "freedom of speech". I remember one time in Saginaw when I was a teenager, the KKK did a march through the primarily black downtown and the police again had to protect the marchers with their sheets and their signs because of freedom of speech... all at the expense of the tax payers and business owners who had to board up their stores for the day in fear of violence breaking out.

Jeff Portwine
Jeff Portwine
  • Kevin Tyler

i'm all for freedom of speech btw... but anti idiots. You can say what you want but you have to understand there are consequences too. Guess we just have to trust in karma.

Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

I'm not Pagan/Wiccan.....I'm a Witch!

Here's a Link to Story:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/17/fox-news-attacks-wiccans/192713

Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
  • Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

The bad thing is that we Watch Fox News sometimes......These People need to be Educated on things more.

Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
  • Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

When you go to the Link now you get: 404 Not Found.....Wonder why?

Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
  • Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

I'd already posted the Article on my Witchy Wisdom Network but couldn't get the Video Link to work.

Michele Braun
Michele Braun
  • Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

Maybe the site crashed due to so many pagan supporters hitting the site....that, or it's been taken off.....those are my guesses......Blessings:)

Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt
  • Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt

No, you get "404 Not Found" but the Video is on You Tube now.

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 Frida Donarsdottir
Ragnbjorg Frida 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.

Ruj Buxeda
Ruj Buxeda

It's ridiculous that they are that ignorant over what their ancestors believed in. News flash: If you are of European heritage... you just insulted your own family. Not to mention yourself. Easter? Christmas? Pagan holidays. You'll make fun of Halloween but not Christmas? Please, go educate yourself. It's embarrassing how little you know of Christianity or where your own celebrations come from. There would be no Christmas without paganism.

Michelle Buxeda-Roque
Michelle Buxeda-Roque
  • Ruj Buxeda

*comes back from the gym* *sees this* *quietly goes back to find a punching bag*

Michelle Buxeda-Roque
Michelle Buxeda-Roque
  • Ruj Buxeda

Ohhhh... egg nog! +_+

Ruj Buxeda
Ruj Buxeda
  • Ruj Buxeda

I'm on board with the asking for eggnog :D

Cheryl Williamsrusso
Cheryl Williamsrusso

shame on you fox news. if I went on tv and spoke of any other sect or religious group in the ignorant manner in which you spoke about wiccans and pagans there would be such a back lash that would be heard round the world! how dare you allow 3 reporters who have not obviously done any research on the subject of paganism go on national television making in a mocking laughing manner broad statements based in no fact for all the world to hear! I have never played one video game and have no...

shame on you fox news. if I went on tv and spoke of any other sect or religious group in the ignorant manner in which you spoke about wiccans and pagans there would be such a back lash that would be heard round the world! how dare you allow 3 reporters who have not obviously done any research on the subject of paganism go on national television making in a mocking laughing manner broad statements based in no fact for all the world to hear! I have never played one video game and have no desire to do so either! I am not twice divorced and I do not live in some back woods rural area as a midwife! I am in fact a 5th generation pagan , we are a very proud people and NEVER in history have you heard of one war fought in the name of the goddess! we harm none, we respect all! all we ask is the same consideration, and to be taken seriously! how dare fox news laugh in refering to such a vast number of the population! as far as pagan holidays, are you serious? 20% is a drop in the bucket to all the other faiths holidays that are shoved down the throats of the american public weather we want to participate in them or not! what about all the saints days? the funny thing is a great percentage of thouse same holidays that other religions now claim as their own have their very origins in pagan history! so do your homework fox news then get a real reporter to cover the story with a little dignity!

Lisa Reininger Bean
Lisa Reininger Bean
  • Cheryl Williamsrusso

Fox News is just insane. I no longer watch any shows on Fox at all because of how retarded they are.

Cheryl Williamsrusso
Cheryl Williamsrusso
  • Cheryl Williamsrusso

the two apoligies were so pathetic it made me deside to boycot fox as well.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Cheryl Williamsrusso

Learn to spell correctly. making fun of Christians. Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice

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

Elizabeth Gallant
Elizabeth Gallant

It is SO refreshing to see so many accepting, kind and open minded people on here. Blessings to all of you - even Fox News. They need a lot of blessing apparently...FYI I'm 25, engaged and I don't play D&D - I play Skyrim :P SO THERE FOX NEWS! BAM!

Bettina Benoit-Moncure
Bettina Benoit-Moncure
  • Elizabeth Gallant

I think the fact that any Pagan plays any kind of console or card game is neither here nor there.

Elizabeth Gallant
Elizabeth Gallant
  • Elizabeth Gallant

It smells nice! haha!

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Elizabeth Gallant

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.

Justin McClure
Justin McClure

When I try to sign, I get a message saying I'm not allowed to view the application and to check its privacy settings.

Anki Divine
Anki Divine
  • Justin McClure

Do you have Causes blocked on your FB?

Justin McClure
Justin McClure
  • Justin McClure

Nope.

Justin McClure
Justin McClure
  • Justin McClure

But it's working now. Hmm.

Halo Lovesyousomuch
Halo Lovesyousomuch

Shared, re-posted and Signed. This is absurd. The intelligence level of all three of those news reporters was that of middle school. No.. maybe 3rd grade. BAD news reporting. Horrible researching and plain and simple disregard for human rights. SHAME ON YOU FOX NEWS! I also do not play Dungeons & Dragons but I am a divorcee with children. Though I will say my marital situation has nothing to do with my spirituality. I was born and raised Baptist thank you muchly. My beliefs have nothing to...

Shared, re-posted and Signed. This is absurd. The intelligence level of all three of those news reporters was that of middle school. No.. maybe 3rd grade. BAD news reporting. Horrible researching and plain and simple disregard for human rights. SHAME ON YOU FOX NEWS! I also do not play Dungeons & Dragons but I am a divorcee with children. Though I will say my marital situation has nothing to do with my spirituality. I was born and raised Baptist thank you muchly. My beliefs have nothing to do with who I have chosen NOT to spend my physical life with. I chose to be pagan when I was in my late teen years. I often wonder how many people raised Catholic can name EVERY Catholic holiday? Or attend church on every sunday besides Christmas and Easter? hmm? Or don't curse like sailors and beat their wives and cheat on them.. I can go on.. that's just a taste of christianity I myself have personally had to deal with. So do not even compare apples to oranges. You cannot degrade a religion simply because you do not understand it.

Anki Divine
Anki Divine
  • Halo Lovesyousomuch

signed

Halo Lovesyousomuch
Halo Lovesyousomuch
  • Halo Lovesyousomuch

thanks sweetie <3

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Halo Lovesyousomuch

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.

Dying Breed
Dying Breed

Really FOX? You are completely ran by the Illuminati, yet you want to bad mouth paganism? I am far from a conspiracy theorist. But really? There are a whopping 8 holidays unless your counting the full moon ritual, and the new moon. Which christian holidays are based off of the pagan holidays. But you people apparently don't have the intelligence or mental capacity dare I say to realize this. I am a mere 18 years of age. Not a divorcee either. I love incense be cause they freshen the air with...

Really FOX? You are completely ran by the Illuminati, yet you want to bad mouth paganism? I am far from a conspiracy theorist. But really? There are a whopping 8 holidays unless your counting the full moon ritual, and the new moon. Which christian holidays are based off of the pagan holidays. But you people apparently don't have the intelligence or mental capacity dare I say to realize this. I am a mere 18 years of age. Not a divorcee either. I love incense be cause they freshen the air with out the pollution put out by each household per year in aerosol canisters. So suck it FOX.

Dakota Groves
Dakota Groves
  • Dying Breed

1st off Thank You Dying Breed for the support on this issue. This is my religion and I am very offended by what Fox said about us.How dare they judge that which they know absolutely nothing about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dying Breed
Dying Breed
  • Dying Breed

only truth [:

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Dying Breed

Be offended, But beware of offending god. 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.

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