Looks like it's all gonna be peace, love and magick at the Lake Okeechobee Resort and Marina in Pahokee, this week. Local residents' alarm at the prospect of hosting a five-day festival of self-described pagans appears to have vanished like a rainbow in the sun.
According to a June 1 press release from the Lady Liberty League (kind of an ACLU for pagans and Wiccans), meetings between pagan activists and Lake O area Christian pastors cleared the air, the Christians being informed that visitors to the First Annual Lake Okeechobee Summer Solstice Festival practice "Nature Religion," not Satan worship. (That the local Chamber of Commerce came down on the side of the festival probably hasn't hurt either. Pagan money is green as any other.)More »