Lady Liberty League Task Force Addressing Pagan Festival Concerns in Florida
Contact: Florence Edwards-Miller, Lady Liberty League Communications Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30, 2013
For Immediate Release
Florida - The Lady Liberty League has formed a Task Force to address community concerns surrounding the Summer Solstice Pagan Festival near Pahokee, Florida.
The planned Summer Solstice Festival at the Lake Okeechobee Resort and Marina in mid-June was the target of anger and protest at a Pahokee City Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 28, by several Christian pastors and community members who objected to the festival being held in the region. On Wednesday, May 29, participants and coordinators of the planned Pagan festival appealed to the Lady Liberty League for assistance.
Also on May 29, coverage of the meeting appeared on local news website florida.newszap.com, and was soon picked up by Pagan news sources. Many Pagan individuals and organizations have expressed support for a unified effort to address the misinformation and lack of knowledge shown by individuals quoted in the article.
"This is an opportunity not only to bring about better public understanding about Paganism, but for Pagans of many paths to work together,” said Rev. Selena Fox, Executive Director of Circle Sanctuary and the Lady Liberty League (LLL).
LLL is currently working with festival organizers to resolve the situation. At this time, both the local government and the owners of the festival site have expressed support for holding the festival as scheduled. Efforts are focused defusing confrontation with the local Christian community, and engaging in education and compassion-based communication to create a safe and positive event.
A special LLL Task Force has been created by concerned members of the Pagan community to work toward a thoughtful and measur