Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wiccan soldier's plaque to show pentagram

The memorial plaque for Sgt. Patrick Stewart, who died in Afghanistan, will display a Wiccan pentagram.

[Nevada] state officials said they had received a legal opinion from the Nevada attorney general's office that concluded federal officials have no authority over state veterans' cemeteries. They now plan to have a contractor construct a plaque with the Wiccan pentacle - a circle around a five-pointed star - to be added to the Veterans' Memorial Wall in Fernley.

So this decision does not apply across the country, just in Nevada, but it's a step forward.

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Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

Good. It never should have been an issue to begin with, and hopefully it will be applied on a national level, if the First Amendment really means anything besides something for the Neo-Cos and others to give lip service to when it's convenient, and ignore when it's not.

4:03 PM  
Blogger B said...

I'm very glad to see this. I'm going to hope it's a spreading sign rather than a static one.

8:20 PM  

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