Subject Does it begin again? I recently watched a movie on the Lifetime Network, listed as
From: Pat Dellapiana, 07 Jul 92
Subject: Does it begin again?
I recently watched a movie on the Lifetime Network, listed as something
called, "To Save a Child" in the TV Guide. When it was shown, the
opening credits identified it as "The Craft". I knew that this was the
ABC pilot production, created as a possible series, and that it was
anti-wiccan. I watched because I wanted to KNOW what I was objecting to.
I sat dumbfounded - mute - unable to fathom the criminal nature of
deception that pervaded the entire production. This appalling
misrepresentation of a genuine spiritually-founded group is based upon a
woman who is trying to rescue/keep her baby from a "coven" of
child-abducting "witches" who want to "initiate" the newborn and raise
it to be the "new high priest of all witches". For my part, I wasn't
able to identify any particular activity that actually resembled the
Wicca that I practice. What I WAS able to identify were snatches of
Native American culture, even including the presentation of a
In my opinion, the most damaging part of this film is its use of the
same terminology that is commonly considered to belong to the Wiccan
and/or to the Native American community (and, in fact, IS in use in both
those communities). That use of terminology gives the production the
SEMBLANCE of truth, and therein the greatest harm lies.
We must notify the people who produce and encourage this kind of thing
that any future airings of this obscenity and/or attempts on their part
to revive the series idea will be met with our ORGANIZED disfavor. We
have a right to be heard as a group, and individually. If we take our
rights seriously, we can demand and RECEIVE equal time to either present
the truth, or identify the deception.
ABC has been made acutely aware of our intent, and it's time to inform
the Lifetime network, since they have seen fit to show it twice now.
The address and telephone number for Lifetime is:
36-12 35th Avenue
Astoria NY 11106
May the Goddess take notice of our defense...
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