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Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star
by Dementia at 3:33 am EDT, Jul 5, 2006

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.

Wicca is recognized federally as a religion. As the article mentions, last year the requirement for a religion to have a centrally located authority has been lifted. So why can't the pentacle be inscribed on the grave of a soldier who gave his life for his country, and even had "Wiccan" on his dogtags. But gods forbid we offend the Christians with a symbol that they don't like in the graveyard.

Getting pretty sick of this.

Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star
by skullaria at 3:42 pm EDT, Jul 5, 2006

I totally agree. (and I think I had this on my memestream too.) This is absolutely **unAmerican** - and even Christians SHOULD fight for this basic right - the right to freedom of religion and the right to be RECOGNIZED for giving your LIFE for this country. UG - This is beyond CRAP.

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