Column: Freedom

In the wake of the American Independence Day celebrations, Clio Ajana considers the many meanings of freedom.

Unleash the Hounds (link roundup)

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NORTH DAKOTA — It was announced this week that a judge “dismissed the riot charges” against journalist Amy Goodman for covering the protest efforts to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

A Quick Civics Lesson

Remember the Christian Civic League in Maine? You know, the ones who stalked and outed a Democratic Party County Chair as a Pagan, and then edited negative comments on their site regarding their actions? Well, they are still obsessed with Rita Moran (the official they “outed”), but now they are looking to spread their Christian “love” with the local Pagan community.”Coverage of the Maine Pagan Pride Day 2007 was abruptly halted Saturday morning, August 18, in Portland. Coordinator Richard Vinton unilaterally decided to bar the Christian Civic League of Maine Record from the public event after an objection was raised by an adult male participant of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) Abrahadabra Oasis (Portland, ME) Satanic “Ritual of the Pentagram” Workshop.”Now I’m not going to get into the details of why this “reporter” was ejected from the UU Church this event was being held at, especially since we only have his side of the story. But I do want to address the comments made in the article by CCL Director Michael Heath.”These same pagans who cling to the First Amendment for their freedom of religion, trample upon it by rejecting freedom of the press.