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Re: “Partisan Pagans

I can't speak for anyone but myself and I can say I was properly quoted.

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Posted by Elizabeth Shaw on 02/02/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Partisan Pagans

I am also a member of POtW, and this was suppose to be an article about witches not politics. I am disappointed that Ms. Byrd did not research what witches are about. Are coven is not a group of conservatives, we are a blended group with many different political beliefs. She not only lied to my friend Lola, but took what she said out of context. I am very disappointed in Ms. Byrd and the Inlander. Ms. Byrd led Lola to believe that this story was about Witches and what are religious beliefs were about, not anyone's political beliefs.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Laura Codd on 02/02/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Partisan Pagans

It is a shame that there are reporters doing this work who don't even know how to basic research on an article. As a proud member of POTW and a witch himself to read the idocy spewed from this person's lack of knowledge of anything that has to do with Witchcraft and Wicca is laughable. However at the same time I know some readers will take this article as gospel and run with it. I am one of those "Trump" supporters that you wrote about and cast in the most ridiculous way possible. I am a supporter of our basic rights. I also am a proud American who loves his country try and has served in the military to protect this great country try and it's citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic. I encourage anyone that truely want to know more about our religion and talk to people that walk the path of the ancient ones to do more than a basic 5 second Google search and talk to someone that walks the path. Do not give this article one second of consideration. This "reporter" couldn't even get the basic history of our path right let alone do a decent job reporting on what was actually said. Instead words were twisted to suit this morons need and painted the picture they wanted to show. This is probably one of the worst articles I have ever read. You should not be a reporter in my humble opinion.

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Posted by Ravhin on 02/02/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Partisan Pagans

I agree, lack of research ethic, full of bias and historically incorrect. Typical of journalism in today's world. Ms. Byrd misrepresented not only POW but also misrepresented the entire pagan community both locally and globally with her willful lack of research and verification. Shame on her and the Inlander After this I won't personally read another article or pick one up ever again.

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Posted by Lucien Blackthorn on 02/02/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Partisan Pagans

This is a terrible article. As a member of the group in question, I'm pretty appalled that they didn't even do a modicum of research. PotW isn't "An outspoken Conservative group." They're a group that happens to have SOME members who are Conservative. Like any good religious organization, they do not take sides on political issues.

Jordyn Byrd lied to my friend Lola about the focus when she wrote this article, and took the things she said out of context. Shame on her, and shame on the Inlander. The author of this article also didn't even do any research into what Wicca and Witchcraft are beyond what I can only assume was a 5-minute Google search. "Neopaganism is an offshoot of Wicca left by feminist activists." What?? You have literally no idea what you're talking about. I'm sure my pagan friends are all laughing at this, but it's no laughing matter when you consider that this is supposed to be respectable journalism. This is all-around terrible.

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Posted by Shane Frazier on 02/02/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Partisan Pagans

Unforunately my words were taken out of context in this article and i was led to believe this wouldnt be an article mainly about witches and politics or else i would not have partaken in it...
People of the Woods is NOT an outspoken politically conservative coven...i said to Miss Byrd we have all kinds of people in our coven with diverse political beliefs and sometimes butt heads with eachother...she made it sound like i am the only liberal in the coven and its me against them..not happy about this article, but just goes to show you..reporters lie..

Lola S.

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Posted by Lola Starr on 02/02/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Finding the Words

What a great piece. Surprised such a huge event was stuck in the very back of the Inlander. I remember that in order to get women's rights, women for suffrage endured being force fed and did in fact do things not considered "nice things," like protest the president right at the white house. Women were arrested in order to get the vote, as well. In England, women were down right militant. Voting is just one part of democracy. Democracy is also about freedom of expression. The hats were cat ear hats, a metaphor for what the now elected President referred to grabbing, the man in the highest office of our nation being voted in and what he says about women brushed aside and then women attacked by others for not being nice or civilized or polite for wearing pink cat ear hats is a paradox of the times and says a lot. Satire is a time honored tradition of protest and wit and tongue in cheek wry, humor. It was a play on words, and very much the sort of thing a woman might have done then as well as now. And yes, back then, those against suffrage said it was about "getting attention" and not rights. That women were being selfish, instead of tending to their womanly duties. Over a hundred years later and still the same story.

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Posted by Kelly Rae Mathews on 02/01/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Finding the Words

Why were all the pro-life women summarily excluded from the national Women's March in D.C.? "Reproductive rights" basically means that you want to be sexually irresponsible and have someone else pay for it .

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Posted by Dr C on 01/27/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Finding the Words

Remember when Susan B. Anthony and other suffragettes wore vagina hats, and other disgusting chants and costumes and slogans regarding their body parts?

Being revolting is all about attention and getting selfie moments; not truly about Women's Rights. Welcome to the new age of being disenfranchised.

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Posted by Jake on 01/27/2017 at 10:16 AM

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