This video was posted today on The Guardian‘s YouTube channel. It’s a short doc about the Asatru Folk Assembly and how they are misusing the Norse Pagan religion to promote racist ideas. Antiracist Heatheans are also interviewed to give a different view of what our religion can be.
Despite some naive political commentators arguing that the Talibans have changed and become more moderate, they have wasted no time to show that they are the same hateful and murderous bunch they were back in the 90’s and early 00’s. LGBTQ+ people have and will remain one of the main targets of the Taliban’s extremistFortsätt läsa ”Taliban murder and dismember gay man to ”show what they do with gay people””
American conservatives have long been leading in climate change denial but a small group of Republicans have now formed a group to tackle the climate crisis. Could this be a step in the right direction? Well, maybe not. The group, headed by Utah representative John Curtis, is against ”radical progressive” solutions like taxing carbon emissionsFortsätt läsa ”Eco-Friday: US Republicans form conservative climate caucus”
Which a manager at a Panera Bread in Clairton in Pennsylvania seems to have ignored when she harassed and then fired a woman and her husband upon fiding out they were Pagans. Youtuber Ocean Keltoi (follow him btw, he makes great Paganism and Heathenry related content) made a video on the case: Sadly, this doesn’tFortsätt läsa ”Freedom of religion is for Pagans too”
For 28 years, the practise of yoga in schools has been illegal in Alabama. Not even the physical postures are allowed to be taught, although they are only a small part of yoga. The reason is that they fear children will learn about Hinduism and end up becoming Hindus. The law also puts yoga posturesFortsätt läsa ”Conservatives in Alabama are so afraid of people not being Christians that they made yoga illegal”
It has finally happened: Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States. Even after all his lies about election fraud and his attempted coup, he still had to leave the White House. And thank goodness for that. The number of things Trump screwed up both in the US and abroad will takeFortsätt läsa ”The world lets out a sigh of relief – but Yemen still desperately needs our help”