The widows of two combat veterans sued the government Monday for not allowing Wiccan symbols on their husbands' military headstones.
Obviously, this is a prejudice of our Judeo-Christian majority that is still completely ignorant about so-called pagan religions. People who worship the earth or several gods are not-necessarily agents of the dark lord. For God’s sake, Scientology is a recognized religion! Here we have a belief in which millions of followers actually think that life started on this planet when Zenu, an alien overlord, came to this planet to destroy the evil Thetins by tossing them in a volcano of burning lava only to have them resurface on earth and inhabit our souls. (DON’T SUE US TOM CRUISE; I GOT MY FACTS FROM SOUTH PARK.) Hey why not, most religious beliefs sound nutty if your not a follower.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows military families to choose any of 38 authorized headstone images. The list includes commonly recognized symbols for Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, as well as those for smaller religions such as Sufism Reoriented, Eckiankar and the Japanese faith Seicho-No-Ie.
The Wiccan pentacle, a five-pointed star surrounded by a circle, is not on the list, an omission that the widows say is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit was filed by Roberta Stewart, whose husband, Nevada National Guard Sgt. Patrick Stewart, was killed in combat in
last year, and Karen DePolito, whose husband, Jerome Birnbaum, is a Korean War veteran who died last year. Afghanistan
Wiccans worship the Earth and believe they must give to the community. Some consider themselves "white" or good witches, pagans or neo-pagans. Approximately 1,800 active-duty service members identify themselves as Wiccans, according to 2005 Defense Department statistics…