Fwd: [circletimes] More Veteran Pentacle Quest Update
- 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 UpdateGreetings 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,KayRev. 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)
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
"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:
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
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:
Veteran Pentacle Quest website:
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