The Bush administration will allow Wiccans to choose the pentacle, the symbol of their faith, for inscription on government-issued memorial markers for deceased veterans, it was announced today. Officials dragged their feet on the request for years (and were finally sued) but in the interim approved the symbols of six other religions and belief systems, like the Sikh emblem approved in only a few weeks. Wicca is a nature-based religion grounded in pre-Christian beliefs that honors the Divine as both Mother and Father, encompasses love of Nature and its cycles, and encourages harmony among all humans. (Green Bay Press) Related is a June 13, 2006 GNN story, Christianity Today Stands Behind Wiccan Widow.


  1. This is wonderful news. I can’t wait to tell my mother and tell her as well a e-mail friends. Not that I know anyone who is both in the military and Wiccan. It is that when ever the military takes a positive step, like the possiblity of trashing the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy to prevent capable people from being/joining the Service, it brings happiness.

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