LLL ACTION ALERT: Uphold Pagan Rights at Sept. 12Festival
Lady Liberty League Action Alert:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
UPHOLD PAGAN RIGHTS at September 12 Celebrating Earth Spirituality Festival
On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the Celebrating Earth Spirituality Festival
will be held from 10 am - 6 pm at Stroudtburg Village, an oldtime
European-styled hamlet shopping area in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. A schedule
of Festival activities and other info is on-line:
The Festival is being sponsored by the Reading Pagans and Witches, a
non-profit organization which has been successfully sponsoring Pagan events
in the region since its founding in 2004:
The intended purpose of the Celebrating Earth Spirituality Festival is to
bring Pagans of many paths together for education, celebration, and
However, this Festival is now also becoming a public stand to uphold Pagan
rights and religious freedom.
Over the past week, discrimination against this event and prejudice against
Paganism and the Craft has surfaced:
* Some of those who operate shops in the venue during times it has been
rented by other groups have publicly announced that they will not be open
during this event due to their opposition to Paganism. More details have
been published in a recent article in a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
* Furthermore, a group of Christian pastors opposed to the Festival and
Paganism have begun a series of anti-Pagan gatherings and prayer sessions
with their congregations: http://www.gatewayprayer.com/religion/. In
addition, they plan to show up at the Festival as protesters.
Festival organizers, with the support of the Lady Liberty League and others,
are continuing with their plans to holdthe Celebrating Earth Spirituality
Festival, and they need your help!
How to Help:
(1) ATTEND: take part in some or all of the Festival. Celebrate Paganism
and Pagan religious freedom throughout the day. Be part of a peaceful Pagan
presence. Be polite. Dress conservatively. Don't argue with protesters.
(2) ATTUNE: spiritually connect with the Festival from wherever you are.
Send blessings in advance as well as while it is going on. Send blessings
of peace, understanding, protection, and success to the Festival, Festival
organizers, and Festival participants.
(3) WELL WISHES: email words of support and blessings to the Festival
(4) NETWORK: Forward this call to action to e-lists, blogs, websites, and
(5) STAY INFORMED: For updates, visit Lady Liberty League on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/ladylibertyleag and Facebook.
Lady Liberty League is a Pagan civil rights and religious freedom
organization sponsored by Circle Sanctuary.
Contact: Selena Fox, Executive Director LLL, liberty@...;