Statement on Charlottesville by COG National First Officer

The Covenant of the Goddess is firmly rooted in the understanding that hate is an abomination to our spirit and its expression is wholly inconsistent with the basic philosophy of Witchcraft.  As such we weep at the senseless acts of hatred and bigotry demonstrated by the actions of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups that had organized in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. The result of their actions caused the death of three fellow human beings and caused injury to so many others. We are appalled at the outpouring of vitriol filled rhetoric and by the actions of these white supremacist groups.

The Covenant repudiates all forms of hate speech and, particularly, all forms of white supremacy.  The actions and aftermath from Charlottesville were firmly instigated by white nationalist hate groups whose members express views that cannot be accommodated by our faith traditions.  We express our condolences and support to the victims of hate in the Charlottesville community and ask for healing in our nation.   We pledge to work with all organizations that seek justice and the elimination of hate from our society.

In Her Service,

Jack Prewett

National First Officer

Covenant of the Goddess

The only thing necessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke

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