Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

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Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Librarian » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:00 pm

Please read the whole article. They need our support.
After applying to become the military’s first Wiccan chaplain, the Pentagon responded by stripping Larsen of his chaplaincy and yanked the proverbial rug under him, pulling him back to the United States and officially discharging him from his military services.
A man who was once the most highly revered chaplain of his platoon was nothing more than a civilian, stripped of his ranks and his position of service to thousands of military personnel, over a religious calling.
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:37 pm

Absolutely Disgusting! :evil:
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Post by white_harmony » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:44 pm

What she said! :evil:
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Re: Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Kitsune » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:45 pm

Man, am I ever getting tired of hearing the same old story over and over... You'd think that with the best money can buy, they'd come up with a better reason than "Our regulations have not been filed and filled out to our satisfaction yet..."

I mean, come on... The man worked for you as a chaplain for how long? And now you need to see all of his documentation again. Apparently having your last job as "Chaplain for the US Army" and then re-applying to the army doesn't mean anything.

The thing I'm waiting for the army to say... "I'm sorry, but we don't trust his last employers credentials, and that's why we need to see his original documentation." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Willow » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:22 am

Wow, so apparently it is don't ask don't tell about paganism too.
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Post by Hytegia » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:01 am

...........................................................
Okay, we need to DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

This is absolute *Self-ordained long censory line* that makes this country so terrible. :(
I mean - We DO need to do something. Anyone have any ideas?!
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Post by Ragnar » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:08 pm

Hytegia wrote:...........................................................
Okay, we need to DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

This is absolute *Self-ordained long censory line* that makes this country so terrible. :(
I mean - We DO need to do something. Anyone have any ideas?!
Na! I have come to this a bit late. But YES you CAN do something. Write to Osama....Sorry Obama and let him know PERSONALY how you feel.

You can write as many posts on Pagan websites as you like , the U.S department of defence do NOT read Pagan web sites.

Get of your ass and COMPLAIN where complaints WORK!

I HAVE sent a complaint. But I do not have a say in U.S politics, so...

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Re: Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Hytegia » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:03 am

Well-
I did try to do something... And it turns out the man had changed beliefs more than he changed underwear, and it could have been Karma coming to bite him in the ass.
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Re: Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Ragnar » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:44 am

Hytegia wrote:Well-
I did try to do something... And it turns out the man had changed beliefs more than he changed underwear,
O.o
Hmm. I know the type. If that is the case, then... The military are not noted as "patient", I MUST admit. And if they think you are a fool, they will "tell" you. By actions if not words.

Trouble is, this is a perfect example of my "Pink fluffy Wiccan/Pagan" theory. It is ALWAYS the crap stirers that get the head lines and give you, and by reflection US (Heathens) a bad name.

Why oh WHY do they never find Granny Weatherwax or Nanny Og??? :lol:

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Re: Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Ragnar » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:53 am

Apologies. Double post, which I HATE, but just to say;

My Granny, and Great Granny were interviewed MANY times by the WORLD press over Heathen/Pagan issues. But it was ALWAYS the 14 year old "Master Mage", "Grand Templar knight", Guardian of the 15th door of the temple of the stick insect (with a scar to prove it), that had their "Altar" "An old Wimpy cup full of flat Cola, and a second hand spitoon full of leaves stolen from Mrs Higginbottoms rose bush, and a half used and damp incence stick), in a cold water appartment above Mc Dogs, in the back streets of some slimy one horse town, dancing naked around a blow up model of Goofy), that got shown on the T.V. NEVER my Grannys.

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Re: Discrimination Against Wiccan Military Chaplains

Post by Willow » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:40 am

That happens all the time here. They interview the ones who will look crazy on the news and show them because that is what people want, the extreme examples, not the normal functioning people who live out their everyday lives.

It frustrates me too.
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