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  • Tia Hu
    Tia Hu wrote: Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:54:44 -0700 (PDT) From: Tia Hu Subject: Fwd: [circletimes] More Veteran Pentacle
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2007
      Tia Hu <t_iahu@...> wrote:
      Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:54:44 -0700 (PDT)
      From: Tia Hu <t_iahu@...>
      Subject: Fwd: [circletimes] More Veteran Pentacle Quest Update


      Greetings Troops, Veteras, and Friends,
       
      Thought you'd want the latest update on the Pentacle Quest from Circle Sanctuary.
       
      Since he is mentioned in this update; I want to tell you a little more about Cpt. Richard Briggs, who is a member of SWC.  And, as most of you know, he is one our good friends and a member and mentor for VBOC_Baghdad and IZOCIraq.  Richard is also a potential Chaplain Candidate, once SWC, and hopefully other Wiccan/Pagan organizations, win the right to endorse chaplains for the U.S. Military.  We really appreciate all of his efforts to be public about his support of the Chaplaincy Endorsement Status Quest.  And he is now working very closely with Rev. Selena Fox, of Circle Sanctuary to help in the Pentacle Approval Quest.  Thank you Richard, you're doing a great job!
       
      Blessings to One and All,
       
      Kay
       
      Rev. Kay J. Ahl
      aka: Tia Hu
       

      Amor Vincit Omnia!

      Holding you all in my heart, prayers, and rites.......

      TROOPS STAY SAFE!

      Keeping the Hearth Fires Burning for Our Troops!
      Until You All Come Home!
       


      Circle Times <circletimes@...> wrote:
      Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:41:44 -0400 (EDT)
      To: circletimes@...
      From: Circle Times <circletimes@...>
      Subject: [circletimes] More Veteran Pentacle Quest Update

      Additional media links and other materials have been just added to the
      Veteran Pentacle Quest website:

      EDITORIAL: Inside the First Amendment: The Nature of Discrimination

      Charles C. Haynes, Senior Scholar of the First Amendment Center, has
      spoken out about the need to uphold religious freedom for Wiccans and
      for everyone, in this editorial published on-line and in newspapers
      around the nation, such as in April 3, 2007 issue of the
      Courier-Journal newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky.

      Here is the excerpt about the Quest from this editorial. A link to
      the entire editorial is under Media Coverage at the Veteran Pentacle
      Quest website:

      http://www.circlesanctuary.org/liberty/veteranpentacle

      "After nine years of 'reviewing the process,' the Department of
      Veterans Affairs still hasn't approved the pentacle -- a five-pointed
      star that symbolizes Wiccan faith -- as an "emblem of belief" that can
      be placed on government headstones of Wiccan soldiers.

      Despite the fact that the 38 approved emblems include religions of
      every stripe (and atheism), the VA will not add the pentacle. Does this
      mean Wiccan soldiers are good enough to die abroad, but not good enough
      to be buried with respect at home? "

      NEVADA LEGISLATURE & THE QUEST

      On March 21, 2007, the Assembly and Senate of the Nevada State
      Legislature honored Sgt. Patrick Stewart and Roberta Stewart and others.
      Assemblyman Grady spoke about the Quest as part of his remarks.
      See Paula Johnson's report:

      http://www.circlesanctuary.org/liberty/veteranpentacle/stewarthonor.htm

      WICCAN SOLDIER SPEAKS OUT

      Captain Richard Briggs, Jr., a member of the Order of the Pentacle and
      a Wiccan soldier, is among those speaking out for Wiccan religious
      freedom and the need for the VA to add the Pentacle to its list of
      emblems of belief that can be included on the veteran grave markers it
      issues. Among the materials he submitted to the VA as part of the
      public comment-making last month was his letter to US Senator John
      Comyn:

      http://www.circlesanctuary.org/liberty/veteranpentacle/rbriggsspeakout.htm

      WICCANS HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS

      The Madison Area Technical College newspaper, The Clarion, of Madison,
      Wisconsin has published an article on the Veteran Pentacle Quest that
      includes a photo and excerpts from an interview with Rev. Selena Fox of
      Circle Sanctuary. It is now on-line:

      http://matcmadison.edu/clarionline/news/news2.shtm

      STAY INFORMED

      Veteran Pentacle Quest website:

      http://www.circlesanctuary.org/liberty/veteranpentacle

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      can help support this effort. Thank you!


      Circle Times: Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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