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To quote Charlton Heston from “The Ten Commandments” I have just added this Addendum and post to my original post Our Covens Fight as Witch Priests and Priestesses to legally Perform Marriages in Pennsylvania Here is the hopefully Final Addendum and Comments at the final end of that post so read thru All of them, and i am just pasting what i just posted there –
“Addendum 6 March 2014 – To quote Charlton Heston from the 10 Commandments – “Victory is Mine Sayeth the (Horned) Lord” – The lawyer i went to to last week to do my Will (dont need a lawyer or notary or even witness in PA so free) and to combine my deeds on tracts of land to reduce my taxes, is also The Lawyer for this county. He told me last week, after explaining what Wicca is in my Will etc, and he was fascinated, think he is a Freemason but feels like it, honest, open minded, etc. Well he told me he sees no reason why a Witch Priest of Priestess should not have the right to legally marry and the county legally certify such marriages according to PA law. In the past week he talked to the Registrar of Deeds at the county, which BTW besides being a private lawyer is also The Lawyer for the county, so free of charge to me but paid by the taxpayers, and he had a “talk” with her and she now agrees that YES WITCH PRIESTS AND PRIESTESS OF AN ESTABLISHED CONGREGATION (COVEN) WHO MEET REGULARLY (SABBATS) DO HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO MARRY PEOPLE NOT ONLY IN THIS COUNTY BUT ALL OVER PENNSYLVANIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amen and Hallelujah and Blessed Be and Thank the God/ess we live in a Democracy with the US Constitution which guarantees Freedom of Speech and Religion and Church is Separate from State. Another battle won.”
Thank u Hannah. Thank u COG. Thank you ACLU. And thank you the late email of support from the Lady Liberty group at Circle Sanctuary. And Thank you for everyone else who put in their two cents and guided me along.
But the true thank you goes to my and the County’s lawyer here in real time and space, not on the internet, local justice delivered by his talking face to face with with the Registrar of Deeds and Marriage and Death (aren’t they they same? LOL) a stone;s throw away from the courthouse. In the end i took care of this by myself locally without going to court in the Count or the State.
I do this for you all my kitties ( Lady PAN said peeps), not for me but for you, so when i am dead u will have this established and i can’t wait until someone is married by me (T&^V?) so i can hand deliver this marriage license to WW the Registrar of Deeds at the County Courthouse and if she resists the Lawyer for the County has already said to her “Just Do It”. And if she does not there will be ACLU and Witch Hell to pay for sure. So Mote It Be.
Thank you Hannah. Thank you COG. Thank you ACLU who were ready to step in. Thank you our Gods who put the energy in me to fight this good fight. This is my gift to the witches of the third degree of the COC in PA.
So this fight is OVER from the lawyer for the County in which i live and his skillful interpretation of the PA State Law and it is wording. Like i said the original document posted on the Courthouse you can see at the link about, basically only “ministers, priests and rabbis of an established religion” can marry but now he and they are saying “you and your clergy are minister (HPS/HPT) in an established congregation (‘COC in this country since 1967) and meet regularly (at least two of the eight Sabbats depending on logistics, work schedules and the distance we are apart and the weather) so he says We Are legally empowered to legally marry people whether muggles, friends, family, pagans and witches here.
This has been a Long fight over many months with its various dead ends and good advice as you can read in the addendums and comments at the link above.
Next – Incorporation of the COC and tax-exempt non-profit status which will cost $500 in just State and Fed fees alone and $250 in lawyer fees and depending on various feels will more likely be $1K.. Yes i know there are online ways of doing this but as my lawyer said “these online applications are made in California” and are not the same as in the Appalachians” to which i replied that” the ways things are done n the Appalachians are not the same as they do them in CA”.
Gee, i was kinda looking forward to standing in front of the Courthouse with the local TV crews there, which BTW is the same courthouse the ending of Amish Mafia was filmed in front of, so they are NOT looking for publicity.
Yr Servant, SMB 3*HPT COC
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