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The hosts of Fox & Friends Sunday attacked the Wiccan religion, discounting its adherents as either Dungeons & Dragons players or "middle-aged, twice-divorced" women who "like a lot of incense."



On the February 17 edition of the show, hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman, and Clayton Morris discussed a story about the University of Missouri including Wiccan holidays alongside those for other faiths in the university's Guide to Religions, which aides faculty, staff, and students in planning activities. Carlson claimed that "Every Wiccan I've ever known is either a compulsive Dungeons & Dragons player or is a middle-aged, twice-divorced older woman living in a rural area who works as a midwife." Morris added, "And likes a lot of incense."



From the show:



CARLSON: The bad side of Wiccanism is it's obviously a form of witchcraft. But the upside is you get a ton of holidays. Twenty percent of all school holidays, as described by the University of Missouri, are Wiccan holidays. Twenty percent of all.



[...]



MORRIS: But you get 20 holidays now if you're a Wiccan. I guess that's the one to go with, right? I mean, that's certainly the one. If you're going to pick one, go with the one with the most holidays.



CARLSON: Except any religion whose most sacred day is Halloween, I just can't take seriously. I mean, call me a bigot. And I'm not, you know, not offering an editorial against Wiccanism.



MORRIS: Well, that would be more the pagan side of it, right, would be Halloween.



CARLSON: How many Wiccans can name every Wiccan holiday? Or 50 percent of Wiccan holidays?



KOOIMAN: I don't know, a single Wiccan.



MORRIS: I will say this, because, you know, we're journalists and I have covered this. I actually went -- because there was some backlash a number of years ago against Wiccans, and I remember I had to do a story and I went and interviewed a number of Wiccans and they say, "Look, we are the most peaceful individuals, we don't practice crazy things, we're just of the earth, we believe in" --



CARLSON: I think that's right. Every Wiccan I've ever known is either a compulsive Dungeons & Dragons player or is a middle-aged, twice-divorced older woman living in a rural area who works as a midwife.



MORRIS: And likes a lot of incense.



CARLSON: Yeah, totally.



Both Carlson and Morris mocked the number of Wiccan holidays, with Morris saying that if one is picking a religion, "go with the one with the most holidays." According to The Washington Times, "There are 42 holidays listed in the university's calendar, with Jewish holidays counting for eleven, Wiccan and pagan holidays for eight and Christian holidays for seven."



http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/17/fox-news-attacks-wiccans/192713
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by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:25 AM
1 mom liked this
They took down the article at some point last night. Video can be seen here:
http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2013/02/news-station-attacks-wiccans.html?m=1

Sorry I can't make it clicky.


Quoting SpiritedWitch:

If it were anyone else, it might bother me, even though I am not Wiccan, but it's coming from Faux, oops I mean Fox News. They are morons and this only serves to prove it. 

Wanted to share on FB but That link leads to a "not found" page and I can't find anything else. Nothing on Fox. Nothing on Alternet. I know they (fox) cannot scrub the story from the net. Does anyone have another link to this? 

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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Quoting ..MoonShine..:

 Carlson claimed that "Every Wiccan I've ever known is either a compulsive Dungeons & Dragons player or is a middle-aged, twice-divorced older woman living in a rural area who works as a midwife." Morris added, "And likes a lot of incense."


 

sidesplittinglaughter 

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Quoting mikiemom:
Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting katzmeow726:

Sooo....also want to say, what's wrong with D n D?  LOL. I'm a Christian, but also a gamer and once DnD player.

Oh dear, guess I'm bringing a bad name to christians lol 



English - Dark Dungeons
©1984 by Jack T. Chick LLC
See this tract in other languages
E-mail this tract to a friend.

For more information on Dungeons and Dragons:
      • Straight Talk on Dungeons and Dragons
      • Is D & D more than a game?




Page  4

 what the fuck did I just read - good gravy.

It isn't a parody.  It is an entirely sincere Christian publication.   There are certain groups within Christianity who believe that witchcraft (ie spells and chants that have a real supernatural effect) works, and comes directly from Satan.  Some of them actively campaign against children being allowed access to roleplaying games such as D&D, and hand out printed leaflets like the above strip.

They think of it as a gateway drug (like Harry Potter).  There are more of them than you'd think (though by no means a majority).

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM

On topics like this, my comments are completely sarcastic and generally meant to be taken with a grain of salt. I have quite a few friends that are Christian and I know that not all act like that... :3

However, The chuckle heads at Fox seem to actually think exactly what I wrote lol.

Quoting my4kids274:


I am Christian and I can honestly say that I do not mock non-Christians.  I have friends that I went to high school with that are Wiccan.  I am accepting of anyone.  Just me though.  I can not speak for others. 

Quoting Sekirei:

However.. it is ok for Christians to mock non christians... remember that. They are the priviledged elite of our totally giving society.....




FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Not surprised.

Trollslayer
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Quoting ..MoonShine..:

Priviliged? Wait...I thought they were persecuted?

Quoting Sekirei:

However.. it is ok for Christians to mock non christians... remember that. They are the priviledged elite of our totally giving society.....

sidesplittinglaughter

SpiritedWitch
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Thanks! Someone posted the Youtube video and I posted it over on FB. It's one thing to read it but watching it was something else. Sometimes the ignorance of people floors me. 

Quoting ..MoonShine..:

They took down the article at some point last night. Video can be seen here:
http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2013/02/news-station-attacks-wiccans.html?m=1

Sorry I can't make it clicky.


Quoting SpiritedWitch:

If it were anyone else, it might bother me, even though I am not Wiccan, but it's coming from Faux, oops I mean Fox News. They are morons and this only serves to prove it. 

Wanted to share on FB but That link leads to a "not found" page and I can't find anything else. Nothing on Fox. Nothing on Alternet. I know they (fox) cannot scrub the story from the net. Does anyone have another link to this? 


witch_e_woman
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

 I hate stupid ppl...as well as Faux(Fox) News !!!

my4kids274
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Understood.  :)


Quoting Sekirei:

On topics like this, my comments are completely sarcastic and generally meant to be taken with a grain of salt. I have quite a few friends that are Christian and I know that not all act like that... :3

However, The chuckle heads at Fox seem to actually think exactly what I wrote lol.

Quoting my4kids274:


I am Christian and I can honestly say that I do not mock non-Christians.  I have friends that I went to high school with that are Wiccan.  I am accepting of anyone.  Just me though.  I can not speak for others. 

Quoting Sekirei:

However.. it is ok for Christians to mock non christians... remember that. They are the priviledged elite of our totally giving society.....






mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

 


Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting mikiemom:
Quoting Clairwil:

 

Quoting katzmeow726:

Sooo....also want to say, what's wrong with D n D?  LOL. I'm a Christian, but also a gamer and once DnD player.

Oh dear, guess I'm bringing a bad name to christians lol 

 

 

English - Dark Dungeons
©1984 by Jack T. Chick LLC
See this tract in other languages
E-mail this tract to a friend.

For more information on Dungeons and Dragons:
      • Straight Talk on Dungeons and Dragons
      • Is D & D more than a game?




Page  4

 what the fuck did I just read - good gravy.

It isn't a parody.  It is an entirely sincere Christian publication.   There are certain groups within Christianity who believe that witchcraft (ie spells and chants that have a real supernatural effect) works, and comes directly from Satan.  Some of them actively campaign against children being allowed access to roleplaying games such as D&D, and hand out printed leaflets like the above strip.

They think of it as a gateway drug (like Harry Potter).  There are more of them than you'd think (though by no means a majority).

Good lord that is sad and more than a bit scary. This is why we need to stand up to anyone who thinks this country is or should be a christian nation.

 

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