Please Sign this Petition

My fellow readers, please consider signing this petition. It was started by the Lukumi elder who pioneered protecting our right to sacrifice: Oba Pichardo, whose 1993 case against the city of Hialeah won Supreme Court Recognition of religions’ right to ritual sacrifice. 

This right is NOT guaranteed. Even though we have SCOTUS precedent, it can still be chipped away at, just as animal rights groups are continually trying to do. There is a recent case working its way through the VA court system now and if the state wins, it is not unlikely that other states will use this to effectively remove religious exemption to animal slaughter. We often think that we can skate by in this country, that no one will ever interfere with our religious freedoms, and many of us refer when challenged to that 1993 case but *nothing* is set in stone and those that would shatter our religions again know this. 

If you care at all for one of our holiest of rights, if you care at all for the freedom to practice your religion unimpeded (even if your religion does NOT involve sacrifice), please consider signing. 

 

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Posted on May 26, 2016, in African Traditional Religions, Bacchic Things, Celtic Things, community, Heathenry, hellenic things, Hindu things, Interfaith, Lived Polytheism, Polytheism, Roman Things, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Signed. Boosting the signal.

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  2. I have signed it as well. Unless the government of Florida wants to tell Jewish people they can no longer have kosher meat, they had best remember that thing called equality. They have the right to not like what we’re doing- this is America, but they don’t have the right to stop it. This is America.

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  3. Signed. I didn’t realize that this had become an issue here again…but then I’m not surprised, a lot of things are falling apart in this state.

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