Erika McBee
Erika McBee

Be sure to mention the February 17 2013 show.

Charmed in New England
Charmed in New England
  • Erika McBee

We have been unable to post the esign at this time. We can't even access it to edit. Not sure why but we do apologize. I am posting the letters here until we can get back on the site. Sorry for any inconvenience:

The first is for Friends of Wiccans/Pagans

Dear Fox and Friends
Even though my religious beliefs may be different, I have many friends in Wiccan/ Pagan Community, whom I Love and Respect and what you did on your broadcast was very discriminatory and disrespectful to their faith.
In...

We have been unable to post the esign at this time. We can't even access it to edit. Not sure why but we do apologize. I am posting the letters here until we can get back on the site. Sorry for any inconvenience:

The first is for Friends of Wiccans/Pagans

Dear Fox and Friends
Even though my religious beliefs may be different, I have many friends in Wiccan/ Pagan Community, whom I Love and Respect and what you did on your broadcast was very discriminatory and disrespectful to their faith.
Instead of taking an opportunity to educate your listeners, you used your platform to offend and insult them.
I would like for you to do a recap and apologize to their community, as well as provide the public with correct information.

Thank you for being cooperative,

This one is for Members of The Pagan/Wiccan Faith and was edited from Felix's original:

Dear Fox and Friends,

I am a proud member of the Wiccan/ Pagan Community, and what you did on your broadcast was very discriminatory and disrespectful to our faith.
Instead of taking an opportunity to educate your listeners, you used your platform to offend and insult us.
We would like for you to do a recap and apologize to our community, as well as provide the public with correct information.

Thank you for being cooperative,

Feel Free to copy and paste as needed.
Mail to :

Fox News and Friends,1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036

Blessed Be.

It is only through solidarity that we will bring about change. Blessed Be.

Michele Braun
Michele Braun
  • Erika McBee

Excellant wording....I will sign it once it's up and running, have sent this petition to many friends on FB as well and will be contacting this channel today via em. Hope this gets international attention. Have been a practicing pagan for years and assumed this much ignorance had diminished..Can see it has not. Blessings, Michele

Terrie Monday
Terrie Monday

Are we subhumans that the declaration excluded from freedom of religion? Fox news needs to be educated on inaliable rights, and our freedoms under the law and the fact that they have no right to judge us or anyone else! Are they going to be making fun of Christians, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, or athiests next? We just want everyone to coexist! As pagans and Wiccans we have friends from all walks of life and we respect them, and accept them for who they are... 1.Human Beings 2.Sisters and...

Are we subhumans that the declaration excluded from freedom of religion? Fox news needs to be educated on inaliable rights, and our freedoms under the law and the fact that they have no right to judge us or anyone else! Are they going to be making fun of Christians, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, or athiests next? We just want everyone to coexist! As pagans and Wiccans we have friends from all walks of life and we respect them, and accept them for who they are... 1.Human Beings 2.Sisters and Brothers 3.Friends and Loved Ones. We care about each one, pray for them, and feel their pain when they are hurt. Their religion is irrelevent!!! Fox has no right to judge ANY religion, much less ours.

Anitonio Garcia
Anitonio Garcia
  • Terrie Monday

I could not agree with you more they need to go and pick up a real book and do some real fucking research for a change and find out the fact and stop posting all of the bushtit that they think is ok and sounds cool

Terrie Monday
Terrie Monday
  • Terrie Monday

Agreed!

Gavion E Chandler
Gavion E Chandler

Allow me to offer a thought here. Christmas is and was originally the Winter Solstice, Easter was originally the Spring equinox Beltane where tribute to the goddess Ishtar goddess of fertility was paid tribute to. Samhain was the festival of the thinning of the veil became Halloween later. the Cross of Christ was originally a 'T' which was modeled after Thor's hammer, because Jesus was actually a political prisoner of the Jewish and Roman Empire, because of his religious/political...

Allow me to offer a thought here. Christmas is and was originally the Winter Solstice, Easter was originally the Spring equinox Beltane where tribute to the goddess Ishtar goddess of fertility was paid tribute to. Samhain was the festival of the thinning of the veil became Halloween later. the Cross of Christ was originally a 'T' which was modeled after Thor's hammer, because Jesus was actually a political prisoner of the Jewish and Roman Empire, because of his religious/political attitudes. There are religions that long predate Christianity that share the same religious Icon, the Virgin birth, the son being crucified to a tree, and being reborn again.

Our Fore fathers were a collection of various belief systems, atheist, agnosticism, christian, deist and Ben Franklin was a Horus worshiper and belonged the "Hell Fires Club.' Point being this country was found of Deist principles and the freedom of religion and to follow that faith which ever one desires... for no one faith or religion to dictate to another and yet Christianity has prevalently dominated the political arena and stated how it is being oppressed.
I once was a Christian, but now I am a spiritualist. Simply put the belief that "God simply is' whatever form or shape that takes in one's own understanding. I believe in enlightened souls or spirits who come here and guide us in good conscience.
What Fox did was uncalled for and as usual bias, fear-mongering reporting with little or no fact and opinion based reporting to create hate, fear and an one sided commentary that has no place in the major media.

Let one say that about Christian or Muslim, or even the Jewish faith. Heads would be rolling. I think they owe an apology, and these reporters... if one would dare put such a title on them. I think sensationalist and bigoted reporting would be more appropriate.

P.S. My wife is a pagan and she is not a practicing mid wife in the middle of no where. She is a citizen of the United States and deserves the same respect and rights as every other citizen in the U.S. And Fox's little head patting comments demean and insult her and belittle and make trifle of what of Forefather's and their good intentions stood for. They were human so to error is to be human and judgment and good intentions always do not lead to the best results and it can be twisted to what was not intended to be.

And Pagan is not necessary a practitioner of witchcraft... it is one who follows many or a different path that the Christian community has taken the liberty, and not in the loving spirit of Jesus, I think to mark any one who is not of their particular faith. Call me silly, but I think that is a little bit arrogant and predisposed to be just a bit judgmental on their part. I believe Christ talked about removing the splinter from your own eye before judging your fellow brother and sister and to love your neighbor and enemy as do you do your own self

Gavion E. Chandler~
'Man is his own devil.'

Julie Laurenzano Brolsma

I have received the following information via the group Anonymous, they have released this information for our plight against Fox news. President of Fox News Channel: Roger Ailes.
Fox News Channel.
1211 Avenue of the Americas.
New York, NY 10036.
Phone: 888.369.4762
email: [email protected]
Fox & Friends.
Email: [email protected]
Chairman and Chief Executive: Rupert Murdoch.
News Corporation
1211 Avenue of Americas, 8th Floor.
NY, NY 10036.
Phone: 212.852.7000
email: [email protected], [email protected].

S MacSiurtain Smith
S MacSiurtain Smith

Do not be shocked over this. This kind of thing has been happening for years. And after being a victim of religious discrimination myself, take my word for it when I tell you that its gotten much better over the years. However, when someone or something like this comes along, it sets us back again, one step backwards instead of closer.. in the fight against religious discrimination. It is very obvious that these three reporters did not do their homework before speaking about Wicca. The...

Do not be shocked over this. This kind of thing has been happening for years. And after being a victim of religious discrimination myself, take my word for it when I tell you that its gotten much better over the years. However, when someone or something like this comes along, it sets us back again, one step backwards instead of closer.. in the fight against religious discrimination. It is very obvious that these three reporters did not do their homework before speaking about Wicca. The information they gave, was not only incorrect, but it was degrading and belittling of our community. We are *not* "middle aged, twice divorced midwives".. or "dungeons and dragons players." Our community is very diverse. We have within our community,. many career professionals such as police officers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, the list goes on and on. I don't think they realize the things they said could be construed as "slander" and they, along with the network... could be sued for saying such things. But, because of what they've said, because of the incorrect information they've given and stated, it has made them (along with the network).. look like uneducated imbeciles. I am a Wiccan High Priestess and have been on this path for over 17 years and I know my Sacred holidays. The last time I counted, we have 8. That is a far cry from 20! We have EIGHT SABBATS. And not one of them is "more important" than the others. We do not celebrate "Halloween", that is a CHRISTIAN thing. We celebrate Samhain. And no,. it is not "more important" than any other holiday. We have TWO "emphasized" holidays. The holiday of Samhain and Beltaine are prominent and more emphasis is placed on these two holidays , but that is only because one holiday marks the Dark Half of the Year (Samhain) and the other holiday marks the Light Half of the Year (Beltaine). Again, if they had done their homework, or if they had at least known their OWN HISTORY, they would have known this.... and could have given the correct information. It is also aggravating when people like this get our religion mixed up with other paths. Wicca is not just Witchcraft, it is a RELIGION. It has a specific set of beliefs within its framework,. which "could be" viewed as a doctrine. Wiccans follow, believe and adhere to these specific beliefs. While Wicca falls under the umbrella term of "Paganism", it is not just "Pagan" in its content, either. Wicca is Pagan because we pay reverence to Nature, and because we perceive Nature as a part of our Gods and Goddesses (and/or "our Divine"). Again, if these reporters had done their homework... they would have known this.
Someone who has been within the community for a long period of time, who has had much experience in the Occult and in Wicca , experience in the community as well as experience in dealing with the media.. should be the one to speak to Fox. While indeed it is the COMMUNITY'S responsibility to step up and speak out.... it is also an area that should NOT be handled by someone who hasn't been in the path for a long period of time. Its ok to write letters, but it would be wise NOT to speak to anyone if they happen to contact you about any of this UNLESS... you've had prior experience dealing with the media. Leave that to the ones who have. And, I feel sure someone will get to it.. and have it all taken care of.
Blessings, RainDove/HPS of The Dragon and The Rose Coven of Georgia.

Jeannene Crest
Jeannene Crest

NO! I think FOX is the best news chanel we have, besides I agree with them! and they are pagans acorrding to the WORD OF GOD the all mighty!

Jessie Rice
Jessie Rice
  • Jeannene Crest

Maybe we are Pagans yet were still a Religion and deserve the same respect as a Catholic or a Christian.

Jill Sifinski Gibson
Jill Sifinski Gibson

will be sending as well.

Arleen Stader
Arleen Stader
  • Jill Sifinski Gibson

As a profesional person, you should realize that people are of different backgrounds and education, no matter what their religion. How can you be sooo biased? I too, am a Pagan and Wiccan Priestess. I also am a RN and have been for many years. Please rethink your reality. If you are a Christian-----Jesus would frown upon you and your judgements.

Jon Gethings
Jon Gethings

yes Fox News are being hateful and Discriminatory against Pagans and Wiccans and they should apologize for their exaggerations, and should correct their mistakes by doing proper research before interviewing.these people just have very small minds we as people have human rights tobe who we want tobe no one has the right todo so.....just take the Catholic church today and what it has do over the years to young people and why the pope has stepped down from his post I say no more.

Tyler Bishop
Tyler Bishop

I am a Christian, but I have two friends who are of Wiccan faith. What these hosts did was unprofessional, ignorant, and disrespectful.

Diana Schave
Diana Schave

I have been a Wiccan now for 30 plus years....First I want to Thank The University of Missouri for reconizing us as a relgion and thereby our Holidays...........For Fox and their Friends, They better first actually do some journalsim on the subject before spouting off lies.......I would LOVE for them to finally put out accutate information on Wicca as some of my family don't know about my relgion only what they see or are told......they think I'm going to Hell........and Fox doesn't help...

I have been a Wiccan now for 30 plus years....First I want to Thank The University of Missouri for reconizing us as a relgion and thereby our Holidays...........For Fox and their Friends, They better first actually do some journalsim on the subject before spouting off lies.......I would LOVE for them to finally put out accutate information on Wicca as some of my family don't know about my relgion only what they see or are told......they think I'm going to Hell........and Fox doesn't help this.....They were very disrespectful to my community and my faith....
Thankyou Diana Schave.

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