The department has approved the symbols of 38 other faiths, about half of them versions of the Christian cross.
Stewart, 34, was serving in the Nevada National Guard when the helicopter in which he was riding was shot down in
His widow, Roberta Stewart, scattered his ashes in the hills above
I feel very strongly that my husband fought for the Constitution of the
, he was proud of his spirituality and of being a Wiccan, and he was proud of being an American. United States
Wicca is one of the fastest-growing faiths in the country. Its adherents have increased from about 8,000 in 1990 to 134,000 in 2001, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. The Pentagon says that more than 1,800 Wiccans are on active duty.Wiccans still suffer from the misconception that they are devil worshipers. Some Wiccans call themselves witches, pagans or neopagans, but most of their rituals revolve around the cycles of nature, such as equinoxes and phases of the moon.
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