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Brian Higman
Brian Higman

1..No because its an Online Petition... 2.. News agencies have been offending people of all makes and sizes since broadcasting began. Expect offenses and learn how to deal with lifes adversities... it makes our walks much easier!

Desiree'and JD Riches
Desiree'and JD Riches
  • Brian Higman

Maybe they should just pray... LOL

Brian Higman
Brian Higman
  • Brian Higman

Yes ..Pray..but to who ...? ... whom? ...ummm what? ummm? &?(

Allen Reeves
Allen Reeves
  • Brian Higman

Well, seeing as many of us believe our Gods to not "care" about events like this, we wouldn't sit back on our asses and "pray" for it to get better. This is why we speak out; an online petition being only one form of our protest to misinformation. It's easy to say "offense happens, deal with it," and ignore the repercussions that will - and have - come of this report, but that's not something that we as a community can do so easily, nor is it something that we would want to do. If we sit...

Well, seeing as many of us believe our Gods to not "care" about events like this, we wouldn't sit back on our asses and "pray" for it to get better. This is why we speak out; an online petition being only one form of our protest to misinformation. It's easy to say "offense happens, deal with it," and ignore the repercussions that will - and have - come of this report, but that's not something that we as a community can do so easily, nor is it something that we would want to do. If we sit back and meekly "turn the other cheek," then we truly will become abuse victims.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Brian Higman

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.

Stephanie Celeste Chateau

Just thought about this. This is a great example of 3 fold law in action. They try to not so subtly convince the masses that pagans/wiccans don't matter - aren't legit - shouldn't be taken seriously - and the rubber band SNAPS back! Now alot of people are probably being educated about pagan/wiccan beliefs just by this petition being circulated and people reading through the comments trying to understand what it is Fox News did *this time*. Like I said before... Faux News.. you done f'd up.

Skohti Hamilton
Skohti Hamilton
  • Stephanie Celeste Chateau

Faux News!!! lol

Jessica Quinn
Jessica Quinn
  • Stephanie Celeste Chateau

This is why I hate Fox News. Religious bashing bastards....

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Stephanie Celeste Chateau

Heathens and pagans. 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 he will take you to his domain 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.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Stephanie Celeste Chateau

Bobbie Jo Justice Bobbie Jo Justice

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

Pashy Emerson
Pashy Emerson

My god. I know that people have made fun of Fox News for being a bit arrogant in the past, but this takes the cake. Religion is not something to be laughed at, no matter what creed one follows. :/

Megan Paushel
Megan Paushel
  • Pashy Emerson

I warned ya about before ;3 It's not "Fox News" it's "Faux News" =P

Aimée Jo Beaudoin
Aimée Jo Beaudoin
  • Pashy Emerson

My feelings are kinda mixed on this for a few reasons:

One, I'm not a big fan of petitions requesting someone to back-track on their statements -- I think not tuning in to a show that you don't like is a more effective course of action. All you'll get from a petition-educed apology is a hollow one.

Two, while I do like Fox News, the morning show Fox and Friends is just a little variety hour, and while I sometimes watch it for fun, it's not something I take amazingly seriously -- that's...

My feelings are kinda mixed on this for a few reasons:

One, I'm not a big fan of petitions requesting someone to back-track on their statements -- I think not tuning in to a show that you don't like is a more effective course of action. All you'll get from a petition-educed apology is a hollow one.

Two, while I do like Fox News, the morning show Fox and Friends is just a little variety hour, and while I sometimes watch it for fun, it's not something I take amazingly seriously -- that's what the business and opinion shows later on are for.

Three, they make a valid point about Christians being bashed to death over saying "Merry Christmas". It's not like I'm going to burn in their perceived hell because they say it to me in an honest expression of their joy.

However, that all being said, the dude on the far left was just fucking rude. I have NEVER heard of a pagan or Wiccan whine about not getting a holiday off, so the whole thing is just stupid to begin with -- it's not like they MUST take the day off because the moon is full. They're not werewolves. There was NO need for him to belittle people for celebrating Samhain -- considering he's a few weeks away from celebrating a pink bunny gifting chocolate to his kids...

Pashy Emerson
Pashy Emerson
  • Pashy Emerson

Well, Aimee, here's the thing:

Morning talk show or not, they could have at least been more professional, especially when identifying themselves as journalists. They, in the very least, can apologise or state the fact they have been better informed about the people in which they were outright and blatantly picking on. The attitude they took, seriously, shocked me, even for Fox News.

As for Christians being bashed over saying Merry Christmas, no, it's the other way around (at least...

Well, Aimee, here's the thing:

Morning talk show or not, they could have at least been more professional, especially when identifying themselves as journalists. They, in the very least, can apologise or state the fact they have been better informed about the people in which they were outright and blatantly picking on. The attitude they took, seriously, shocked me, even for Fox News.

As for Christians being bashed over saying Merry Christmas, no, it's the other way around (at least here). You say "happy holidays" here, and you got people cramming Bibles down your throat. I have never seen somebody get attacked for saying "Merry Christmas." It's the safest way to say happy holidays in my area. Either way, however, it's not a valid point in their discussion about anything.

The only thing they did was bring out the fact that this college is recognising Pagan and Wiccan holidays, and they took the chance to spill out their under-educated and biased views to pick on people they do not understand.

Megan Paushel
Megan Paushel
  • Pashy Emerson

Atleast they finally did apologize and they had someone actually represent, with true facts and information, on the show. Not the first time "Fox" made a "mistake" had to backpedal and apologize for. Just shows how that network is run and I will never watch nor read their news. I know most news networks will be biased or what have it but Fox has to be by far the worst.

Beth Guarneri
Beth Guarneri

Signed on the dotted line. I dont watch fox , its nothing but yellow journalism. But this really burns me. Sorryni think I played dungeons and dragons maybe 2 times in my lifetime when I was a teen.. it was fun too, 2x divorced? Dont make me laugh. Reiki? And other alternatve practices are actually starting to become accepted modes of healing especially in cancer centers and pain management settings. I dont think ive ever h
Said anything so bigoted to judeochristian friends and family but...

Signed on the dotted line. I dont watch fox , its nothing but yellow journalism. But this really burns me. Sorryni think I played dungeons and dragons maybe 2 times in my lifetime when I was a teen.. it was fun too, 2x divorced? Dont make me laugh. Reiki? And other alternatve practices are actually starting to become accepted modes of healing especially in cancer centers and pain management settings. I dont think ive ever h
Said anything so bigoted to judeochristian friends and family but I am sick and tired of heaeing such rudeness from the media and other idiots who font know the meaning of live and let live. And yes I wont tie up the whole message board with naming every holiday but anyone who is an educated pagan or wiccan knows the wheel of the year. By the way native americans and aisan culture use insense in their religious practices, maybe we should belittle them too. What an insult!

Beth Guarneri
Beth Guarneri
  • Beth Guarneri

Sorry about the typos. My tablet sometimes acts up. But I wanted fox news to get a loud and clear message. Ive been the victim of employee discrimination back in 2009 in an ultra orthadox medical facility here in Ny of all places. I lost my job over my beliefs and no lawyer wanted to touch it. I can tell u that discrimination is like havind a knife in your gut. And this is someone who grew up a a jewish white girl. Well now I am a jewiccan and proud I made the switch.

Denise Palmer
Denise Palmer
  • Beth Guarneri

YOU, GO MY SWEET DAUGHTER! I heard the newscast and I said to Oberon, here we go this is going to be a tempest in a teapot. Now it's spilling hot boiling tea all over these "Idiots" I hope they have to take some classes in our chosen crafts!!! Merry Meet and Blessed Be! While our Goddess, watches over thee! Lady Rhiannon

Beth Guarneri
Beth Guarneri
  • Beth Guarneri

Love ya ma! I am going to go like the enerhizer bunny too. Oops was that a reference to ostara. ?..shame on me what a bad wicked pagan I am!

Beth Guarneri
Beth Guarneri
  • Beth Guarneri

Btw I am writing the ostara eitual for our group

Morey O'Connell
Morey O'Connell

They took that link down, http://mediamatters.org/embed/static/clips/2013/02/17/28929/fnc-fnf-20130217-wiccan ~~ Sry you have to copy and paste the link to see it :)

Athena Gery
Athena Gery
  • Morey O'Connell

Thank you! I swear I just had that link up and it wasn't working a second ago. Maybe traffic was so high from everyone getting informed *lol*

Morey O'Connell
Morey O'Connell
  • Morey O'Connell

no the one was taken off.. that is downloaded be4 they took it down ;)

Morey O'Connell
Morey O'Connell
  • Morey O'Connell
Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Morey O'Connell

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.

Teoni Hunt
Teoni Hunt

I'm still unsure what's going on none of the links I found are working...

Athena Gery
Athena Gery
  • Teoni Hunt

That's strange. I JUST had it up and it was working. Basically Tucker Carlson on Fox News bashed Pagans and Wiccans and really overgeneralized and stereotyped them as a culture. Saying they are all "twice divorced middle-aged women living in rural areas who like incense or Dungeons and Dragons players." And basically that their holidays should not be included in the Missouri University list of holidays AND that he can't even take the religious practice seriously because it centers around "Halloween".

Teoni Hunt
Teoni Hunt
  • Teoni Hunt

thanks huni now I have the full story and I'm pissed off!!

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Teoni Hunt

Are you pissed off, O what a shame. Whispering 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.

Crystal Lees
Crystal Lees

There are many people who are doctors, nurses, police officers, firemen and women, business owners, teachers, professors, store owners, cashiers, insurance salesmen/women, administrators, etc who are Wiccan and consider themselves Pagan. What these people(the 3 tv news-people?) have done, is aligned to a hate crime. They have influenced people to believe that someone of an Earth Based Faith is unworthy of respect garnered to other religious people. I also believe that this kind of rant...

There are many people who are doctors, nurses, police officers, firemen and women, business owners, teachers, professors, store owners, cashiers, insurance salesmen/women, administrators, etc who are Wiccan and consider themselves Pagan. What these people(the 3 tv news-people?) have done, is aligned to a hate crime. They have influenced people to believe that someone of an Earth Based Faith is unworthy of respect garnered to other religious people. I also believe that this kind of rant can leave innocent people who have families and loved ones, targets for people who are bigots [I think the 3 very ignorant news [sic] people are], or worse. Their opinions are their own, but should never be presented like they were presented on that show. I hope their supervisors, and the owners of this tv station take this seriously. I have been insulted and more so, my religious freedom has been compromised.

Jessica Reicosky
Jessica Reicosky
  • Crystal Lees

This hurts my heart. :( People are cruel. They should educate themselves before they speak.

Brittany Hopkins
Brittany Hopkins

I cannot believe what I just heard come out of their mouths. I'm horrified by the way they were behaving, plain rude & disrespectful. Any religion or way someone chooses should be respected.

Brittany Hopkins
Brittany Hopkins
  • Brittany Hopkins

I come completely agree ! I just watched this & I was seriously in shock with the crap that came out of their mouths.

Stephanie Celeste Chateau

They will not force us,
They will stop degrading us,
They will not control us,
We will be victorious!

Faith Scott
Faith Scott
  • Stephanie Celeste Chateau

I watched that clip and the whole time I was like, "Is this fake? They can't possibly let "JOURNALISTS" talk like this on national television." But...apparently I was wrong. Pretty much every time I turn around, Fox "News" manages to surprise me with a whole new level of Bullshitness.

Terry Pugh
Terry Pugh

I'd love for you to name all 20 of those holidays - there are eight - Candlemas (Feb 2).
Spring Equinox (Apr 21).
Eostar, (You call it Easter).
Beltane (May 1) (May DAy),
Summer Solstice (Litha) June 21),
Lughnaasad (Aug 21 ish),
Samhain (Oct 30), New Years Day,
Yule (Dec 21st) (You call it Christmas).

And while "they" think their trying to push Christianity down my throat by saying Merry Christmas. They also think I'm trying to ram my religion down their throat and tell them they...

I'd love for you to name all 20 of those holidays - there are eight - Candlemas (Feb 2).
Spring Equinox (Apr 21).
Eostar, (You call it Easter).
Beltane (May 1) (May DAy),
Summer Solstice (Litha) June 21),
Lughnaasad (Aug 21 ish),
Samhain (Oct 30), New Years Day,
Yule (Dec 21st) (You call it Christmas).

And while "they" think their trying to push Christianity down my throat by saying Merry Christmas. They also think I'm trying to ram my religion down their throat and tell them they should change should I wish them a Blessed Yule, Happy Hannakuah (always misspell it) or Joyous Kwanza.

You are correct in that you won't find this problem in any other country in the world - in all other countries, religions are equal and nobody, including the Christians, would think of trying to ban other peoples right to follow their heart's choice.

Probably when you say "20" you are including the Esbats - the 12 Full Moons, which -while sacred - are not normally requested off. The only ones we ask to be guaranteed are the High Sabbats - especially as 3 of them you celebrate as well.

Interesting how all of you say you don't know any Wiccans/Pagans, then go on to describe how the Pagans you know behave. 98% do not, and probably 10-15% of the Christians DO fit your description. Ever seen a Catholic High Mass performed properly? You are witnessing a proper circle being cast - even that they stole from us.

Scott Sheldon
Scott Sheldon
  • Terry Pugh

Except that the lunar calendar is based on 13 full moons, making it 21 every couple of years. Also many portions of the "Pagan" community use a combined Luni-Solar calendar where the celebrations of the four quarter days move with the full moon, while the Solar days of Solstice and Equinox remain fixed. This means there are a total of 16-17 HOLY days. Just depends on which flavor of Paganism is practiced.

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