Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star


What more should we expect, considering Our Fearless Leader (pictured at left) has stated that he doesn't consider Wicca a religion?

DISPATCH FROM THE CEMETERY

Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star

By Alan Cooperman

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, July 4, 2006; Page A02

At the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the small town of Fernley, Nev., there is a wall of brass plaques for local heroes. But one space is blank. There is no memorial for Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart.

That's because Stewart was a Wiccan, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has refused to allow a symbol of the Wicca religion -- a five-pointed star within a circle, called a pentacle -- to be inscribed on U.S. military memorials or grave markers.

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1 comment:

King Kong said...

Had the soldier served honerably? Mark the grave the way the soldier'd have wanted. End of story.