Canadian Affirms Oath of Citizenship on Pagan ‘Holy Book’

via Pagan+politics

There is no act more political in nature than making an oath of citizenship to a nation. On Tuesday, Melissa Gold, a Pagan living in Canada did just that.   Like many new Canadian citizens, she did so with her hand resting on a book containing stories, poems, and hymns sacred to her religion.  What makes this event extraordinary, and possibly a first in North America, is that the book wasn’t a Bible, a Torah, or a Koran – it was a text containing Hesiod and Homer.

 

Melissa Gold (right) holding a Canadian flag, her certificate of citizenship, and her copy of Hesiod and Homer.

 

Melissa agreed to speak with Pagan+politics about about her experience and what it meant to her.

To read the interview with Melissa please go to the article at Pagan+politics here.

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