A big congratulations to Mrs. B from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom for winning first place in the “faith” category at the Circle of Moms website. In addition, Angela from The Pagan Mom Blog, Lily from Witch Mom, Joni from Tales of a Kitchen Witch, Krista from Hearth-n-Home, and Witchy Mama placed in the top 10. Even more Pagan mom-blogs made it into the top 25. The reason for this impressive showing? A mobilization caused by some unfortunate Christian moms deciding to attack (and “pray for”) the Pagan moms for having the temerity to even place themselves in the “faith” category (though several Christian mom-bloggers did apologize for the behavior of their coreligionists). Things got to a point where Mrs. B started receiving death threats for the great sin of winning a ranking contest on the Internet.
“It seems that since then, and especially this week, it’s become a little contest of the faiths- particularly Christianity versus Paganism- many of these Christian bloggers have taken it to the point of claiming it’s Spiritual Warfare. I’ll address that in a moment, but I’d also like my readership to know that Mrs. B has also received anonymous death threats via email and blogger comments… and that’s just taking things way too far.”
However, it looks like pluralism (and Paganism) won out over spiritual warfare and Internet threats. What started out ugly and mean-spirited became an opportunity for interfaith outreach, and the Pagan mom-blogs have acquired a new sense of solidarity they may not have had before. So congratulations again to Mrs. B and all the other Pagan mom-bloggers for turning what could have been an ugly, disheartening experience into a triumph. The rest of the Pagan blogosphere applauds you!