Declaration 127: Boycott the AFA

Huginn’s Heathen Hof has organized a declaration, signed by many different Heathen and some Pagan or other Polytheist groups, declaring our intent to boycott the Asatru Folk Assembly. They are calling it Declaration 127. Here is the meat of it:

In a recent statement the AFA declared point blank that non-white and LGBT Heathens were not welcome in their tradition. While the undersigned organizations listed here fully recognize the AFA’s right to govern themselves as they see fit, and with full autonomy, we hereby exercise the same right.

We will not promote, associate, or do business with the AFA as an organization so long as they maintain these discriminatory policies.

The AFA’s views do not represent our communities. We hereby declare that we do not condone hatred or discrimination carried out in the name of our religion, and will no longer associate with those who do. We will not grant the tacit approval of silence in the name of frið, to those who would use our traditions to justify prejudice on the basis of race, nationality, orientation, or gender identity.

The Vanic Conspiracy has signed this agreement, and we take it as an oath to not associate with the AFA as an organization. We encourage other Heathens, Pagans, and Polytheists who are tired of seeing the Norse Gods represented as gods of racism and bigotry to sign on as well.

–Ember Cooke–
Gythia, Vanic Conspiracy
RedWood Vanatru Tradition