Monday, May 29, 2006

"War Widow Holds Service for Wiccan Husband"

From AP writer Tom Gardner, comes this story (via Salon):

A war widow who wants the government to put a Wiccan religious symbol on her husband's memorial plaque held an alternative service Monday as a protest, hours before an official Memorial Day ceremony nearby.
The story concludes with:

Approximately 1,800 active-duty service members identify themselves as Wiccans, according to 2005 Defense Department statistics.

Perhaps the Defense Department objects because the Wiccan religion is not warlike enough?

2 Comments:

Blogger Peter Matthes said...

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9:50 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I was reading about that story just the other day.

If we are going to pretend that we have freedom of religion in this country, I think they will need to back down to this woman's wishes.

I think I would want those symbols from Led Zeppelin IV.

9:53 AM  

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