Anglican Samizdat

February 1, 2010

Air force now using broomsticks

Filed under: The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 6:53 pm

Harry Potter Harriers:

Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy’s neo-pagans.

Wiccan cadets and officers on the Colorado Springs base have been convening for over a decade, but the school will officially dedicate a newly built circle of stones on about March 10, putting the outdoor sanctuary on an equal footing with the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels on the base.

“When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn’t have anywhere to call home,” said Sgt. Robert Longcrier, the lay leader of the neo-pagan groups on base.

“Now, they meet every Monday night, they get to go on retreats, and they have a stone circle.”

Much as I hate to be non-inclusive: what the hell are Earth-centered cadets doing in the air force?



  1. They’re doing the same thing that Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and atheist cadets are doing. What do you think?

    Comment by Phoenix Blue — February 1, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

  2. I think you are oblivious to the elegant subtlety of my humour.

    Comment by David — February 1, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

  3. David you have an inflated opinion of yourself and your audience.

    Comment by obituary — February 1, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  4. About 20 Academy cadets regularly sit immediately behind me at church on Sunday mornings. I’ll ask them what they think next Sunday.

    Comment by Warren — February 2, 2010 @ 12:10 am

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