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Author Topic: Faith & Discrimination In Everyday Life  (Read 1812 times)
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« Topic Start: June 08, 2011, 03:58:58 pm »

A perfect example of everyday life crashing into discrimination:

Last month, a website named Circle of Moms - designed for motherhood networking - announced a 'Women of Faith' blog contest; which was exactly as the title implies. Many blogs were entered, and the winner would be determined by tonight at 5pm PST time, determined by the number of votes received.

Many pagan moms were entered, along with xtians and a few other religions were also represented.

Not long after the contest opened, one of the (at the time) leading xtian blog mothers posted & blogged against the pagan moms, claiming they shouldn't be able to enter as they had no 'faith.' Her supporters then proceeded with the usual responses, including going to Mrs. B's blog (the witch mom and leading pagan in the contest) and making snide comments about her children, and that pagans should not be parents, etc.

The pagan community as well as some xtians came out and overwhelmingly supported Mrs. B' rights, and firmly told the unpleasant xtians that they were wrong. They maintanined their positions.

In the following weeks, Mrs. B enjoyed a substantial lead; until today. In the last few days, some of the xtian bloggers have rallied the like-minded, calling for church groups to come and vote - all to simply knock the pagan mom out of the lead because they feel a pagan can't have a faith, nor should they be a parent. (A few also see it as Good vs Evil, of course - with the pagans being the 'evil.' >.>)

I had liked and followed Mrs. B's blog before any of this happened, she is a wonderful, graceful and well-written woman & mother; making the attacks even more contemptible.

Anyway, the contest ends tonight. If anyone is interested in supporting Mrs. B against this 11th-hour attempt to knock her off simply for being a witch, you can vote here (just a click, no registration or anything else required).

Thanks much. This is exactly the out-of-the-blue kind of discrimination that happens on a daily basis, and at my age, it's getting a little tiresome in a supposedly free country.  *sigh*

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« Reply #1: June 08, 2011, 04:48:58 pm »

A perfect example of everyday life crashing into discrimination:

well shes still in the lead right now

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« Reply #2: June 08, 2011, 05:19:53 pm »

A perfect example of everyday life crashing into discrimination:

The entire contest seems to have turned into people voting for a blog based on reasons that have nothing to do with how good the blog is or whether people read it. It seems sort of pointless to me now.

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