Many pagan groups like to avoid the topic of politics to avoid controversy, as if politics doesn’t still leak in and as if politics were some distant, separable part of life that doesn’t at all affect how we practice.
This is ridiculous considering how politics permeates our lives – social media is an obvious example, but a more immediate one is legislation or the enlivening of white supremacists as a result. As a result, I argue we are mandated to speak on politics no matter what context.
In order to address the harmful ways our religions have been and are being used in the political arena via imperialism or white nationalism, we must confront bigotry and oppression in the context of our faiths. I admire the work the Troth does, I hope it is the start of a wider trend of confronting hate in paganism.