First off, please remember the following post is my opinion and mine alone.
There is no link between witchCraft ( Wicca) and abortion, and to suggest there is, is just plain wrong.
I too grew up as a southern baptist, and at the age of 18, I started looking into other religions, trying to find one I could feel I was part of.
I turned away from the christian God as I felt He was not there for me, when I prayed I felt nothing inside, when I asked for help from the pastor, I got no help. Although my mother got the backing she wanted in convincing the whole church I was demon possessed...lol
But to make a long story short, I eventualy found the Craft, and I have felt things from The Goddess That most christians feel when they pray to God.
I am not Wicccan, but I am a witch! It really saddens me that people have to force their beliefs down another's throat. There is more than one way to find God. Christianity is not the only true and right way.
Everyone has the free will to choose, it even says it in the bible.
And like Wiccan Priestess, The Craft is my choice, and if you do your research, Wicca has been a federally recognized religion since 1974. What I really want to know is what is so hard about christians being able to accept that Wicca does exist and has existed for a long time before christianity was ever in existance.
Most Christians are taught to be closed minded, it is really a sad thing to happen, because you miss so much of what life is truly about.
You say you love pagans... then show it, and try to be understanding of the way we believe and stop accusing pagans (in general) of being child killers and everything else that doesnt go along with your beliefs.
What is so hard to accept that WE ALL have free will to choose? So what if our beliefs are two different things, does that make me evil? does it make you evil?
As for our sabbats or holidays, most of the ones you celebrate as a christian holiday do have pagan roots.
I do want to say at no time, have I ever done a blood sacrifice or sacrificed a child or animal.. and to say tha wiccans, witches, pagans, do... well you are lumping everyone into a general catagory you have not thouroghly researched.
All I am saying is that Wicca is as much a religion as christianity is, that one of the differences is that we have a choice of what God we choose to worship.
And to Preach that Wiccans and pagans are evil is not only a lie, but it is so far from the truth.