Thursday, July 06, 2006

Do you see any goats around? No, because I sacrificed them.

Move along, no one here is being oppressed. A clear infringement on a military soldiers religious beliefs, a pentacle will not be shown on his grave.
"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. The department has approved the symbols of 38 other faiths; about half of are versions of the Christian cross. It also allows the Jewish Star of David, the Muslim crescent, the Buddhist wheel, the Mormon angel, the nine-pointed star of Bahai and something that looks like an atomic symbol for atheists. Stewart, 34, is believed to be the first Wiccan killed in combat. He was serving in the Nevada National Guard when the helicopter in which he was riding was shot down in Afghanistan last September. He previously had served in the Army in Korea and Operation Desert Storm. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star."
Because freaky images should never ever be put on gravestones, right? Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This picture taken of one of the many early gravestones up in Boston. From the classic scene in 'Gingerbread' between Willow and her mother.

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