Rev. Terry Riley

Rev. Terry Riley
Keeping the Faith in the Biblebelt

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We are an Old People, We are a New People, We are the same People, Stronger than before!

We just had our Mayday Festival last week. It was wonderful. We had guests speakers such as Kerr Cuhulain, and Belladonna Leaveau the new Arch Priestess of the ATC.  We had nine Pagan Churches represented at Mayday, seven ATC affiliates.
As I look back over the past twenty years since we had the protest March in Jonesboro it amazing how much Paganism has grown and come out of the broom closet in our Tri-State area. I remember Selena Fox telling me, after we got home from the March, "Terry what you have done today is poke a small pen hole in the stronghold of the Bible Belt for Paganism, and it will grow from this point on." Well she was right. I was so proud of our community this year. We celebrated, worshiped and had wonderful fellowship at Mayday this year. It was GLORIOUS!
As I said at the first open Wiccan seminar in Jonesboro, back in 1993. "Paganism and Wicca will continue to grow in Jonesboro and the U.S.; because we are 'Children of the Circle' in the world of the Mighty Ones.!"

Bright Blessings

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are still around Terry. I doubt you remember, but I met you a time or two over the past decade or so. I am handfasted to Karen (AKA) Agatha or Aggie, she remembers you from way back to the beginning around 1993.