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Jennifer Morris
Jennifer Morris

I too am dismayed how Fox News can play a part in this, but why? What is their motivation? Why are they only attacking one group? I could pick their statements apart, but I don't need to reiterate what others already have. Shame on Fox News, and shame on the newscasters for being so dumb and uninformed. They get paid so much more than our teachers do.

FYI:
I went to Mizzu's site myself to read the page of their student and faculty guide. Out of 47 stated holidays including Jewish,...

I too am dismayed how Fox News can play a part in this, but why? What is their motivation? Why are they only attacking one group? I could pick their statements apart, but I don't need to reiterate what others already have. Shame on Fox News, and shame on the newscasters for being so dumb and uninformed. They get paid so much more than our teachers do.

FYI:
I went to Mizzu's site myself to read the page of their student and faculty guide. Out of 47 stated holidays including Jewish, Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Wiccan and Pagan, Sikh, Hindu, Islamic, Jainism, Baha'i, Shinto, Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist, eight were Wiccan and Pagan.

No one is insisting these days be officially observed, only that students who adhere to a particular faith might not be up to par and its up to the faculty to decide what accommodation might be necessary.

When in doubt, read for yourself. http://diversity.missouri.edu/get-involved/religion/holidays.php

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Jennifer Morris

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.

Max Schulze
Max Schulze

Did any of you actually see the video? They made very mild, non-offensive comments. This is not something to get up in arms about. If you weren't a bunch of libs thinking fox news was evil, you wouldn't pay attention to this silly segment.

Stephanie Celeste Chateau
Stephanie Celeste Chateau
  • Max Schulze

Did you read any of the comments below as to why people are offended? Of course they watched the video.

Philo Nichols
Philo Nichols

This broadcast displayed a despicable lack of information regarding Pagans, Wiccans and Wytches.
All women are my sisters. The snide remarks leveled at their gender are offensive to my ears. They warrant an apology to all women, be they Pagan or not.
Twenty percent of all holidays only equals one fifth of all holidays. The point was sadly moot.
)O(

Kelley Wilcosky
Kelley Wilcosky

these people are seriously stupid.. christian holidays all have pagan roots.. As for some of the other holidays, such as Christmas, Christians didn't allow the pagans to keep their celebrations, but rather provided an alternative to the more popular secular festivals. During the Christmas season, for example, many Christians were uncomfortable with the worship of a pagan god, Mithra (for more on Mithra and Christianity, see Did Christianity Steal From Mithraism?). So the church decided to...

these people are seriously stupid.. christian holidays all have pagan roots.. As for some of the other holidays, such as Christmas, Christians didn't allow the pagans to keep their celebrations, but rather provided an alternative to the more popular secular festivals. During the Christmas season, for example, many Christians were uncomfortable with the worship of a pagan god, Mithra (for more on Mithra and Christianity, see Did Christianity Steal From Mithraism?). So the church decided to counter the pagan festival with one of their own, one that celebrates the birth of the savior. Since no one knows on just which day Jesus was actually born, December 25 worked as well as any other. We see many churches do similar things today in their Harvest festivals; they choose October 31 to create an alternative celebration to Halloween.

James Riff Wreath
James Riff Wreath
  • Kelley Wilcosky

Thanks, my friend...well written and EXACTLY ON POINT AND ON THE MARK!!! :) ))))!!!

Beth Oliver-Johnston
Beth Oliver-Johnston

They complain about 20 holidays (incorrect number, btw); when ONE Christian holiday closes school for over a week, Really? Better yet. no school should recognize ANY holiday. If it's your holiday you're going to take off from school anyway; so why should it be the schools responsibility to schedule itself around you? Regardless of religion; they have it backwards. The school's job is to educate. Period.

Hana Namida
Hana Namida
  • Beth Oliver-Johnston

When did we add 12 holidays?

Csilla N Brian
Csilla N Brian

This sort of hatred is what satan looks like! for all of you against Pagans..ask youselves this, who are you to speak against the first recognized religion and or belief system! If God would not love us as he does everyone else, he would not have created us? As journalists these people are uneducated Baboons! These are not Humanitarians nor believers of God, because to understand God you must have absolute love! In God's eyes Love Is The Law! Now walk your talk!

Denise Fox-Ellsworth
Denise Fox-Ellsworth
  • Csilla N Brian

Well said!

Arielle Beckham
Arielle Beckham

Pathetic display of journalism, what else is new.

Arielle Beckham
Arielle Beckham
  • Arielle Beckham

what else is new for Fox?*

Joseph C Cusano
Joseph C Cusano

Please don't post this crap on on page,, now I can't get it off you f,@k!!!

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Joseph C Cusano

Americans love crap, look at their speech and now Obama has his Nazi FEMA thugs ready to round you up. 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...

Americans love crap, look at their speech and now Obama has his Nazi FEMA thugs ready to round you up. 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.

Kari Roulet-Little
Kari Roulet-Little

I'm about to be 21.
i'm single
have never been married.
i like dungeons and dragons but most of the D&D players I know are not pagan.
i've been pagan since I was about 12.
and I'm willing to bet some of the more "popular" religions have more holidays than we do.

Kari Roulet-Little
Kari Roulet-Little
  • Kari Roulet-Little

PLEASE SIGN THIS! just thinking about them getting away with it is making me sick at heart. and tag people too!!!

Tess Webb
Tess Webb

I was always okay with Fox News, until I saw the University of Missouri segment about Wiccan Pagan holidays. Never before have I personally witnessed such a horrid case of misinformation and blatant bias. It was an extreme case of prejudice and an outright public attack on the Pagan community. Their facts were non-existent.The whole segment served absolutely no value or purpose other than to mock a community that is much larger than they are aware of. It is the type of closed-minded, biased...

I was always okay with Fox News, until I saw the University of Missouri segment about Wiccan Pagan holidays. Never before have I personally witnessed such a horrid case of misinformation and blatant bias. It was an extreme case of prejudice and an outright public attack on the Pagan community. Their facts were non-existent.The whole segment served absolutely no value or purpose other than to mock a community that is much larger than they are aware of. It is the type of closed-minded, biased so-called journalism they exhibited that keeps many Pagans in the shadows, due to fear of persecution.

Many people [non-Pagans included] are demanding a public apology. I feel an apology would be an insincere attempt at pleasing the masses. I personally feel that their network should do an in depth study and investigative report on what Wicca and other Pagan religions are truly about. Discover what major holidays [Sabbats] they actually celebrate and other fact based information. I believe only when they have conducted an in-depth, well researched, unbiased investigation, then report their findings publicly will an apology (if so inclined after research, which I believe they will be) hold any merit what-so-ever.

Mark Luljak
Mark Luljak
  • Tess Webb

I agree that a "forced" apology simply to smoothe ruffled feathers would be insincere and no apology at all. I was also raised that you don't apologise if you plan on doing it again. You know they're going to pull this kind of thing again on many topics - it's how they generate ratings. So why bother apologising? Why are people actually demanding an apology from them, knowing it won't even be sincere? You can't -force- someone to feel actual remorse for their actions; that has to come...

I agree that a "forced" apology simply to smoothe ruffled feathers would be insincere and no apology at all. I was also raised that you don't apologise if you plan on doing it again. You know they're going to pull this kind of thing again on many topics - it's how they generate ratings. So why bother apologising? Why are people actually demanding an apology from them, knowing it won't even be sincere? You can't -force- someone to feel actual remorse for their actions; that has to come from within. Until/unless it does, it's worthless currency.

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