Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Americans United threatens suit over veteran's pentacle

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is now threatening a lawsuit against the Veterans Administration for its foot-dragging over a Wiccan soldier's memorial plaque.

Previous post here. Right: artist's rendition of what Sgt. Stewart's plaque should look like.

From the news release: Americans United for Separation of Church and State today [26 Sept.] warned the Department of Veterans Affairs that litigation will become unavoidable if it continues to discriminate against Wiccans by denying the right to include the Pentacle, the Wiccan emblem of belief, on government-furnished headstones, plaques, and other memorials for fallen veterans. In a letter issued today, Americans United gave the VA fourteen days to approve the Pentacle or face litigation.

There is ongoing coverage Circle Sanctuary's Web site.

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