Here’s that newspaper article from the local weekly about witches. I’m quoted in it (although they spell my name wrong). The article takes an approving, “tolerant” tack with Wicca, alternating between slightly mocking and giving genuine credit to it. I think Wicca is a real religion tapping into real power, only the power isn’t that of God. Witches are honest—they’re praticing paganism. And it wasn’t too long ago that Catholics recognized paganism for what it is; something contrived by the Enemy. I told the reporter, but he didn’t quote me, that the modern form of witchcraft finds its basis in Satan worshipper Alistair Crowley. I guess witches have better PR nowadays.
Here was my quote, misspelled name and all:
“I think a lot of people think Wicca and witchcraft is a sort of philosophy or nature-based religion,” says Dominico Bettenelli [sic] of Salem, managing editor of the Catholic World Report. “It’s my opinion that if you’re not worshipping God, then you’re worshipping something else. And from a Christian perspective, if you’re not worshipping God, then you’re not doing the right thing.”