For Immediate Release
DATE OF RELEASE: February 19, 2013
CONTACT: Heather Greene, National Public Information Officer
The Covenant of the Goddess, a Wiccan advocacy organization, responds to the recent media commentary on Wicca and Paganism
San Bernardino, CA – The Covenant of the Goddess, a 37-year old organization supporting Wiccans and Witches in the United States, is profoundly disappointed at the string of negative, inaccurate and sensationalized comments made by various media anchors and reporters about Wicca and Paganism. Over the past two weeks, ABC News, CNN’s Headline News and Fox News Network have all allowed their commentators to broadcast misinformation and to publicly ridicule a recognized religious faith.
The Covenant of the Goddess recognizes and respects the opinions and beliefs of all people, of faith or no faith. We applaud the University of Missouri and any other organization that strives for community awareness and interfaith peace. We do not expect special treatment for Wiccans or Witches on campus or otherwise. However, we do expect the national media to report with reasonable accuracy and to offer a modicum of respect to people of all faiths and all practices.