Jennifer Shoopman
Jennifer Shoopman

I, too, am Pagan and not a middle aged, twice divorced woman, nor am I a mid-wife... actually I find what these people said a statement on how totally uneducated they are. Pagans and Wiccans are not the same thing. Twenty holidays... ridiculous! You can say Merry Christmas all you want to if I am allowed to say Happy Yule in return. I do not make fun of your holy days... how is it you think you can make fun of mine. Quote "How can I take anyone serious who holds Halloween sacred?" It...

I, too, am Pagan and not a middle aged, twice divorced woman, nor am I a mid-wife... actually I find what these people said a statement on how totally uneducated they are. Pagans and Wiccans are not the same thing. Twenty holidays... ridiculous! You can say Merry Christmas all you want to if I am allowed to say Happy Yule in return. I do not make fun of your holy days... how is it you think you can make fun of mine. Quote "How can I take anyone serious who holds Halloween sacred?" It is not Halloween to us anyway. How is it that you can expect respect from us without respect given in return. Also, you may find out that there are a lot more Pagan and Wiccan folks out in the world than you may think. Maybe your religion should teach you about loving one another and not throwing the first stone unless you are without sin... Oh, wait, it does! YOU JUST DID NOT LEARN IT!

Charlotte Brooks
Charlotte Brooks
  • Jennifer Shoopman

Signed

Svartulfr Þorirsson
Svartulfr Þorirsson

As a side note I'd like to meet a pagan or Wiccan that can actually pronounce their holy days by their proper pronunciation. The days are based on Celtic names so learn the proper Gaelic and Brythonic pronunciation please!!!

Tracie Mazlo
Tracie Mazlo
  • Svartulfr Þorirsson

Not all Pagans follow the same holy days, nor follow the same beliefs. Take American Indians for an example, their beliefs and ways are considered Pagan, so is Buddhist. Any belief that is not Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or the Baha'i is Pagan.

Brittney Lynn Beene
Brittney Lynn Beene

This is what America has come to... Freedom of religion my ass. If someone came on making fun of the Christian religion I bet there would be an uprising..... This is sad and an example of how ignorant people are.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Brittney Lynn Beene

Wrong. 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...

Wrong. 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.

Kylah Clark
Kylah Clark

For the information of everyone; many christian holidays are based on pagan holidays. Back when the Christians were trying to convert the pagans they added and integrated the pagan holidays into Christianity hoping for more converts. Easter is based on a spring holiday hence the easter bunny and Jesus was born in July. They changed yule to Christmas to hook the Vikings. I don't currently claim any religion bit I don't want to be labeled ignorant either.

Teresa Powell
Teresa Powell
  • Kylah Clark

Child you are FAR from ignorant <3

Paul Precour
Paul Precour

This is why people with an education don't listen to fox 'news'. You'll never hear them post anything negative about that old howling hillbilly pat robertson though.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Paul Precour

making fun of Christians. Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice

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

Jody Rhoton
Jody Rhoton

The only thing they got right about me is I am middle aged. I have been married to the same person for over 30 years

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Jody Rhoton

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.

Jenny Lorenz
Jenny Lorenz

I have been a pagan for over half my life, I have never ever played dungeons and dragons nor do I have any desire to. Get your heads out of your asses. Witches are all around. They are just clueless. I doubt this petition will make the close minded individuals to apologize but MAYBE open their eyes a llttlle.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper
  • Jenny Lorenz

I have played the game back when I was a kid, and I have partied with many a pagan. Wonder what that makes me?

Amanda Griffith
Amanda Griffith

Most of society lives in a rural area. Most religions use incense. Everyone will become middle age eventually. I have no idea where they get the twice divorced information from and most of the D&D players I know are not wiccan nor Pagan. 20 holidays? They need to research before they report.

Tammy Ryan
Tammy Ryan
  • Amanda Griffith

Gah! How are they allowed to just spew random nonsense like that? It really shouldn't be considered a news station anymore, but rather "conservative white opinions"

Ceasar Osorio-Jackson
Ceasar Osorio-Jackson

I am not as "PC" as most others in my faith, have never played D&D, am a 240lbs former full contact MMA fighter and exist comfortably in a regular world. I even have a moon tattooed on my forehead and I promise you I have never had one derogatory remark in my direction. lol I have no problem with the phrase Merry Christmas, or what other Americans choose to worship. It is amazing that such dim witt is rewarded with a job and viewership.

Ceasar Osorio-Jackson
Ceasar Osorio-Jackson
  • Ceasar Osorio-Jackson

lol

Amy Martin
Amy Martin

Not a Wiccan, but have Wiccan/Pagan friends, And I know some of the Holidays! *L*
Also, when the lady said she didn't know any Pagans... My immediate thought was, "Of course you don't, they haven't TOLD YOU they're Pagan! Tlhey KNOW what your response would be and don't want to go there!"
Then they go off on stereotypes! Ugh! *tries hard NOT to bang her head on her desk...*.
Anyways, I think it's kind of cool that the University they were talking about acknowledges a diversity of student...

Not a Wiccan, but have Wiccan/Pagan friends, And I know some of the Holidays! *L*
Also, when the lady said she didn't know any Pagans... My immediate thought was, "Of course you don't, they haven't TOLD YOU they're Pagan! Tlhey KNOW what your response would be and don't want to go there!"
Then they go off on stereotypes! Ugh! *tries hard NOT to bang her head on her desk...*.
Anyways, I think it's kind of cool that the University they were talking about acknowledges a diversity of student religious affiliations...
So very ironic that Fox doesn't say anything about all those Jewish Holidays which have probably been acknowledged by schools either and they have just about as many major holidays as Pagans! (thinking Rosh Hoshanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, Hannukah, Passover... Oooh and many of them are Multi-day holidays!)
Just an extra thought or two...

Lauren Matthews
Lauren Matthews
  • Amy Martin

It was actually Jewish students who had the most holidays at the University (11). Cached version of original Media Matters article breaks it down: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Amediamatters.org%2Fblog%2F2013%2F02%2F17%2Ffox-news-attacks-wiccans%2F192713

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