Monday, August 25, 2008


Well, 2008 has been the year of the dispossessed for the Democratic Party -- running as it has, a woman and a black man for the presidency both in the same breath.

So why not one more milestone: a pagan delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Denver -- one holding open, public, pagan rituals there?

"Rita Moran describes herself on her Blue Pagans at the DNC [Democrat National Convention] blog as the Chairperson of the Kennebec County [Maine] Democratic Committee, ... attending the Democratic National Convention as an official delegate for the state of Maine.

"Rita, who runs a bookstore in Maine [Apple Valley Books in Winthrop, Maine], was outed and stalked last year by a local conservative Christian organization [Christian Civic League of Maine]. Since then she has dedicated herself to being an open and positive Pagan presence within the Democratic Party.

"She is blogging daily from the Convention, and recently held a public pagan ritual in downtown Denver, where the Convention is being held."
Go HERE to read more.

Truth be known? I find it a bit of a chuckle that it was the radical religious right that helped catapult Pagans onto the national political scene.

You go, Rita! Go, girl!!
thnx to kennebecdemocrats for the foto of Rita. Go HERE to see more.


Anne Johnson said...

There's an "I Love Your Blog" meme going around the Pagan blogosphere. I just wanted to let you know that I chose you as one of my faves, so you are loved, my friend!

Athana said...

[sound of woman whistling through her teeth]

Whooee! That is high praise indeed coming from you, anne. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. (For those of you who've never been, go on over and visit one of the finest, funniest, and most entertaining blogs on the web bar none, anne johnson's "the gods are bored," at

Tell her I sent ya.