It is not illegal in the United States to be a Pagan, but this usage implies that it SHOULD be. That is something that is very frightening to me. However, it does NOT mean that I will hide my faith, but rather that I will be very aware in fighting preconceived notions about what Pagans are and what we do. I intend to EDUCATE and protest (if necessary) when people imply there is something wrong with me and my faith — and by extension, any faith not their own.
This, unfortunately, is what is necessary in this day and age…….