Here's what I sent. I feel a little better at least, this got me pretty heated.
I would like to make a complaint against a portion of your channel that aired 2/17/13. I believe they called it the PC police, and they were discussing Wicca and Paganism beliefs. In case your executives can't remember it, here's the bit I'm talking about.
Firstly, your reporters need to get their facts straight. For a true follower of Wicca, there is no MAIN holiday. We celebrate many holidays, but we often do not take the whole day off to do whatever. Many times, the celebration of faith is simply the same as a Christian going to church on Christmas. It's about celebrating your faith with fellow minded people and believers. We do not celebrate Halloween as a holiday, We celebrate the feast of the dead, Samhain, which falls on October 31. Halloween as it is NOW is a warped caricature of what it used to be when it was called All Hallow's Eve and celebrated as such by the Pagans/Wiccans.
Second, there are more Wicca followers and Pagans in this country than these people think, and Paganism is one of the oldest religions, outdating even Christianity as an organized religion. To say that we can only practice our faith because of the traditions in this country is absurd, we originated in many other countries, in many forms, predominantly in Ireland and England, and in Greece and Rome.
Saying what was said about these religions was hateful intolerance. If someone had said something derogatory towards Christian, Jewish, or Muslim faiths, there would be an outcry, but because these people believe that the majority of followers of Wicca or Paganism are "all Wiccans and Pagans either are Dungeons and Dragons nerds or overweight menopausal women who's been divorced more than twice. " is incredibly offensive. I've been a Wiccan since I was a young child, it's our paternal family's traditional religion of choice. If I can have respect for other religions, and exercise some tolerance, so can your news casters.
There should be a formal apology to the members of these faiths that they insulted so freely. Your newscasters put their feet down their throats with what they said, they need to publicly apologize for it. I think more than THAT should be done, but since whatever retribution would be on television, there's nothing more I guess that can be done about it. A public apology however is MORE than reasonable to ask for.
Thank you. Sincerely,