I am surfing the web for pagan news, and I find this picture along with a news article about a police officer of 21 years who has studied under Wiccan, Santeria, and Palo Mayumbe priests and gives briefings to local law enforcement officials about pagan rituals. While the article doesn’t cite him as being a pagan (I don’t believe he is, judging from the writing) he is quoted as saying some very positive things.
“I respect what they believe in. The reason some people are scared of the occult is because it’s unknown. If you found crucifixes and rosaries, does that make it a Christian crime?”
“Anytime you see anything ritualistic, you think it’s satanic,” he says. “What I’m trying to do is open their minds.”
Good job officer!