BISAC Says Wicca is a Religion

pentagram or pentacle

The Book Industry Study Group has finally moved Wicca into the Religion category! Before it was in the category Body, Mind & Spirituality/Witchcraft.

So what’s the big deal? It’s a major step in recognizing Wicca as a genuine religion! The BISC makes the BISAC listing which is the standard for book publishers. It’s like the Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal Systems except it only identifies categories instead of individual books.

This is another big step for Freedom of Religion in America. After Wiccan Patrick Stewart was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2005, the Veteran’s Administration refused to let a pentagram put on his gravesite. Legal action was filed. Finally on April 23, 2007 the VA allowed pentacles.

Why should you care if you aren’t Wiccan or Pagan? Freedom of Religion doesn’t work if it’s only for a few people. Even if the government was Christian, would it be Roman Catholic or Protestant or Greek Orthodox? And if it was Protestant, would it be Baptist or Assembly of God or Seventh Day Adventist?

This is a big step forward for America and the First Amendent!

BISAC for Wiccan as a Religion is at www.bisg.org/what-we-do-0-126-bisac-subject-headings-list-religion.php

Want to learn more about Wicca? Check out my site at lorien.loveshade.org/wicca/

REL118000 RELIGION / Wicca

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Order of the Pineapple Winners 2013

The Disorder of the Pineapple

The envelop for The Order of the Pineapple, please. The pineapples go to:

Adam Gorightly and S. John Ross.

S. John Ross (Pope Leo). The mind behind Novus Ordo Discordia, the Gospel of St. Pesher the Gardener, author of Steve Jackson Games’ Warehouse 23, creator of Risus and fonts used by Discordians, and “foreplayer” (foreword writer) for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht. Patriarch Wilhelm Leonardo Pesher-Principle was a major contributor to Apocrypha Discordia, likely the first (and often considered one of the best) Discordian work of the 21st century.
Adam Gorightly. Author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture. This is considered the primary work covering Thornley and the early Discordians, and uncovered much that was unknown. The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control, and “The Manson Family” Mythos is one of the most complete compilations of Charles Manson and the Manson family. He is known as the “Crackpot Historian.”
The Order of the Pineapple (aka The DisOrder of the Pineapple) honors those who contribute to discord and ek-sen-trik tendencies above and beyond the call of duty. It was first given in 1982 and is given each year on January 18 which is Pat Pineapple Day. Last year’s winners were Doctor Demento and R. Crumb. To see a list of all winners, visit op.loveshade.org.
Congratulations to the new winners! Remember to eat something having to with pineapple on January 18!

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Welcome to The Loveshade Family Blog 2013

New Blog

Yes, we have begun a new blog!  As of this writing, the old one (2006 to 2012) is unfortunately currently unavailable; we’ll post when it’s up for viewing.

Confessing Our Bias

We’ll be dealing with society, education, personal rights, politics, discordianism, freedom, and other issues from a personist point of view.  Personism means accepting each individual as a person and not a stereotype.  You are your own person.  We don’t believe in pigeonholing you or anyone as a gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, body type, or other category.  Real people can’t be crammed neatly into prefabricated boxes.

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We don’t have many rules, but will enforce the ones we have.

1) No profanity or obscenity or pornography or anything illegal.  We aren’t afraid of certain words and types of images, but don’t want search engines restricting access to our site.  This is a site for anyone who wants to visit and participate.  Note: we do not automatically consider the unclothed human body to be pornography.

2) No hate speech, threats, etc.  Feel free to strongly disagree with anything we post, but let’s please keep it civil.  Making fun of us is fine.

3) Links are OK but no spam.  If your link fits the topic you’re commenting on, great.  Please don’t post direct links to sites that focus on things restricted in rule 1 or 2 (although we might accept an indirect link if it lets people know what it’s going to).

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5) Enjoy our site!

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