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We the people ask the federal government to Change an existing Administration policy:

bar courts and lawmakers from creating a "second-class" religion status for minority religions like Wicca & NeoPaganism

Created by A.A. on September 25, 2011

Currently in the Federal Court system of California, inmates who practice Pagan religions like Wicca and Druidry are suing for discrimination because they have been barred from practicing their religion which they had been legally allowed to practice.

The State of California, with help of the Conservative Christian Dominionist group the Wallbuilders, is arguing that religions like Wicca are not worthy of being protected by the First Amendment. If a federal court rules that Wicca and other Pagan religions are not worthy of equal status it means that every Pagan in the US could be fired from their job, lose their churches and covens, and be otherwise discriminated against. Please do not let a federal court take our rights away, this country is for everyone of every religion.

Response to Petition

Why We Can't Comment on Pending Federal Court Cases

By The White House

Thank you for signing the petition "bar courts and lawmakers from creating a 'second-class' religion status for minority religions like Wicca & NeoPaganism." We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on

The We the People Terms of Participation explain that to “avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government.” Because this petition concerns a specific lawsuit that is currently pending before the federal courts, the White House declines to respond.

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