Coming out of the broom closet

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From the "Only in Berkeley" files, here’s this week’s cover story in our local free weekly, the East Bay Express:

Now that it’s safe, relatively speaking, to go around identifying yourself as a Witch, all of a sudden proudly Pagan kids and their families are popping up all over. They do most of the things that, say, people in Roman Catholic, or Mormon, or Buddhist, or ancestor-worshipping communities do – wear amulets, join societies
(like the SpiralScouts, the Pagan alternative to Boy and Girl Scouts), etc. And their kids worry about being accepted at school. But they’re no longer afraid, explains writer Kathleen Richards. And that’s a good thing. As one Pagan notes, they’e finally out of the Broom Closet.

Yes, that cover image is a pentagram pentacle (thanks Bil L) made of crayons. For the record, I’m a broom agnostic.

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