September 20, 2008
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The NYC Pagan Pride festival is coming up very soon: Saturday, September 27, in Battery Park, 11 AM to 5 PM.
NYARBB’s nascent Committee Against Satanic Panics will be distributing literature in the vicinity of the event and, hopefully, doing a little networking.
Summary of relevant dates/times:
- NYARBB meeting before event: Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 PM
- The Pagan Pride event itself: Saturday, September 27, at 11 AM to 5 PM
- NYARBB follow-up meeting: Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 PM
September 19, 2008
The following NYARBB position statements, formerly displayed here on this blog, have now been moved to the new NYARBB main site:
- NYARBB position against both Islamism and anti-Muslim bigotry
- NYARBB position on 9/11
- NYARBB position against “Illuminati” claims
Comments welcome, here on this blog, in response to all the above position statements.
September 18, 2008
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NYARBB is no longer just a concept. Last week we began doing serious outreach.
A major focus of ours, for now, will be on opposing the spread of “Illuminati” claims, which are similar to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion except that, instead of Jews, “Illuminati” claims typically scapegoat Pagans, occultists, “Satanists,” and atheists, and typically also allege that modern social reforms, such as feminism and gay rights, are part of an elite conspiracy to destroy America. Though currently a fringe phenomenon for the most part, we feel that such bigoted claims, in the era of the Internet, should not be ignored, especially when they are promoted outside of the religious right wing circles from which they emanate.