International letters of support for a little girl and her mascara pentacles.
- Despite what you may think about the incident and how the way the
school district handled it, disrupted school and all of our lives.
It made us realize just how school officials discriminate against our
children and people who don't agree with us, disrupt our lives as Pagans.
Changing us forever.
SHE HAD SOME KIND OF GUTS.
Some of us are in Solidarity with her. I wore a pentacle on my "left
cheek just below [my] left eye" to school with several people joining
me. Of course I am an adult and I go to College, but still that
doesn't make it any different.
Other People have sworn to do the same thing. One simple, accepted act
of civil disobedience of one brave little girl with the support of her
parents did not go unnoticed or passed of as trouble making.
Let me remind everyone that her mascara was after other students
forcibly taking her pentacle from around her neck.
Her teachers confiscating her other pentacles.
And the Superintendent stating that a pentacle would be allowed IF NO
Do we stop being Pagans if people complain? I think some of us are
content with that, I am not, Sky and her parents weren't.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
-Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham JAIL.
Unfortunately, when I asked my school administration if the act was
against school policy, they said no.
I am not considered a trouble maker in my school, where almost
everyone here has seen my Pentacle. Thats more than 100 thousand people.
The Associated Student Council of City College asked me to explain why
I did it and then they all nodded and were actually quiet while they
thought about it.
So here, where the resistance is heaviest, I am going to post selected
notes of support. That I have received. These are mostly anonymous
since I only know their user names and don't really want to post them
without their permission. I can however prove each and every single
one is not scripted and unsolicited from a real person, who thinks
that the banning of a pentacle is wrong.
These comments are not all from the petition which is again @:
"Thats the most ridiculous thing I've heard yet. Who in the hell gave
anyone right to choose what you should wear or who you should praise.
The cross is a symbol of faith as well as the pentacle. No one and i
mean NO ONE should judge another based on this. I'm with you all the
way you have my support indeed!!!! I may not be a full fledge Pagan
myself but i love to analyze it very much. And i too wear a pentacle
on my left hand. Everyone should band together and fight that in
school. Blessings to you my friend. Have a great day Toby and believe
me you eventually all that is right will prevail. If i harm none do as
thou wilt...blessed be!!!!!!!!"
"I already signed it sweetie, I will be wearing a pentacle on my cheek
during my big party tonight to help promote awareness and in solidarity."
"Don't give up on this fight. Any one that wears the pentacle is
fighting the same cause but in a different way."
"Sky, What a wonderful young lady you must be. I'm proud of you for
standing up for your beliefs at such a young age. You will go far in
"Thank you sky for staying strong and standing by what you believe in.
through your actions/circumstance, you have touched the hearts of
thousands, and are truly an inspiration to us all."
"Personal Peace outweighs conservative restrictions. They will do
anything to take that away. Your life is yours, do with it what you
must or more importantly, want. Peace come unto you."
"I fully support the effort of standing for whats right. I am sorry
this is happening to you Sky. You have my full support and heartfelt
"Good work for standing up to what you believe, and I hope everything
works out for the best. A non violent stand can be very effective in
promoting a change, and although I'm on the other side of the globe,
I'll follow suit and wear face painted pentacles to uni next week.
Thank you for what you have done, and good luck in all you do :) may
all your days be blessed with much Love, Light and Laughter."
"Keep firm in your faith, Sky. Who knows? Perhaps some day in the near
future, other Pagan children will be told your tale as an example.
You're a hero in the making! I'm sure that your parents must be
extremely proud of you. Blessed Be, Talitha Dragonfly HPS Pennypack
"I support your endeavors and your family dedication to supporting
this very important issue. Rock on! Blessed be to you and your kin."
"Sky and her parents: Know that you have many who support you in your
stance against intolerance. Keep strong!"
"Sky, I commend you for your courage. You represent us all and we
stand behind you."
"We stand in solidarity with you and your family sky!!!! Never give up!!!"
"Sky, Andy and Sharene are true believers, by the power vested in me,
by my title of Arch-High Priest of the Church of Pagan Power."