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Wiccan Pentacle Goes Up Next To Nativity Scene
WNBC.COM ^ | 12/18/2007 | Puppage

Posted on 12/18/2007 5:09:38 AM PST by Puppage

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wiccan pentacle has joined a controversial nativity scene at Green Bay's City Hall.

The manger scene was put up by City Council President Chad Fradette, who wanted to defy an anti-religious group that was protesting another nativity scene in a nearby town.

However, the Wiccans said that was an abuse of power and requested that the Wiccan symbol go up next to the nativity.

"I want to see all those other faiths that we don't get an opportunity to see in Green Bay, Wis., because we are sometimes relegated to that," said Wiccan Kelly Winters.

Fradette said he thinks the pentacle is pretty, and he is glad there is something else up there.

The Green Bay Gazette reported that other groups have suggested installing a peace symbol and Buddhist and Hindu displays.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: greenbay; nativity; nativityscene; pagans; pentacle; publicsquare; tolerance; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2007; wi; wicca; wiccan; wiccanpentacle; wiccans; wisconsin
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A Wiccan pentacle has joined a controversial nativity scene

Sooooo, it's the nativity scene that controversial?

1 posted on 12/18/2007 5:09:40 AM PST by Puppage
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To: Puppage

Why doesn’t the WICCAN priest set up their stand and ring bells like the Salvation Army and let’s see how many coins fall into their kettle?


2 posted on 12/18/2007 5:13:12 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Puppage

The bottom line: they hate Christianity.


3 posted on 12/18/2007 5:13:36 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: Puppage

ain’t it nice the witches want to celebrate Christmas too


4 posted on 12/18/2007 5:13:44 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: sure_fine

when and where will the peyote stand go?


5 posted on 12/18/2007 5:14:31 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: Puppage

Egalitarianism at its finest. Of course, if one is rooted in truth and the other in mythology, who cares? They’re all the same. [/sarcasm]


6 posted on 12/18/2007 5:14:48 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Sam's Army

That’s it. Wicca = anti-Christian these days. Why else would they care?


7 posted on 12/18/2007 5:15:45 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Puppage

“Fradette said he thinks the pentacle is pretty, and he is glad there is something else up there.”

Notice how the Christian folk don’t get bent out of shape when other faiths wish to be represented.


8 posted on 12/18/2007 5:16:36 AM PST by Slapshot68
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MOTLEY CRUE!


9 posted on 12/18/2007 5:16:44 AM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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To: Puppage

Someone tell these morons that it is CHRISTmas, not WICmas.
Let them go start their own damn holiday.


10 posted on 12/18/2007 5:16:54 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: AlexW
Let them go start their own damn holiday.

Kwanzaa, anyone?

11 posted on 12/18/2007 5:20:55 AM PST by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: AlexW

I believe they “celebrate” the Winter Solstice.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 5:21:08 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Puppage

So why NOW at Christmas? If it’s that important to them they can display it on any other say.

P1ss on the pagans.


13 posted on 12/18/2007 5:23:45 AM PST by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Puppage

Sounds like it is on City property, by City Hall, in fact.
I’m Christian. The nativity belongs on church or private property. Not public property. That is why it is controversial.

The Wiccans have made the point poignantly clear, why NO religious symbols belong on City property. Nothing trivializes a religious symbol more than having it lumped with a bunch of others. What is the point?


14 posted on 12/18/2007 5:24:37 AM PST by YankeeGirl
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To: AlexW

As I recall, “Yule” was celebrated BC. It wasn’t until AD after the Christian church adopted the Julian calendar that the Christian church put X-mas in december so as to co-opt the already celebrated “pagan” event.


15 posted on 12/18/2007 5:25:17 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Puppage

Were the Wise men Wiccans?


16 posted on 12/18/2007 5:25:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Puppage

Is this time of year a Wiccan holiday, too?


17 posted on 12/18/2007 5:26:37 AM PST by Brilliant
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Is this time of year a Wiccan holiday, too?

Don't you remember that song? "Walk'n in a Wiccan Wonderland"

Ok, that's bad.....I need more coffee.

18 posted on 12/18/2007 5:27:59 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Christmas isn’t really that terribly Christian.


19 posted on 12/18/2007 5:28:03 AM PST by DungeonMaster (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK, AND I USE IT TOO!)
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Christmas isn’t really that terribly Christian

Yeah, what with it being the birth of Jesus Christ The Savior & all

20 posted on 12/18/2007 5:29:22 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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