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Quoted from an email: “On Tuesday, April 1, Temple of the Earth Gathering (TEG) Board of Directors, the governing body for Florida Pagan Gathering, confirmed that Gavin and Yvonne Frost will be guests at the Beltane 2014 festival and will be presenting workshops. Although they are not listed as headliners, Board Members stated that the Frosts would be guests of the staff and the festival’s spiritual advisor.
Members of the Pagan community voiced concern about the Frosts presenting, citing their 1970s published work which included sexual initiation of under age girls and other ritual practices, which they, to date, have not only never recanted, but reaffirmed on several occasions.
Members of the Board stated that the Frosts had been convicted of no crimes, that they are presenting workshops as any festival attendee is welcome to do, and dismissed concerns voiced by the festival attendees. Several FPG staff have resigned as a result.
The concerns raised come soon after news of the arrest of Kenny Klein last week and the emerging discussions in covens, communities and the blogoshpere about the need to make our communities safe for all and to end the practice of ‘looking the other way’, or excusing behaviors considered inappropriate.
After a few hours of discussion on the FPG Facebook page, FPG page administrators deleted these comments. An FPG Board member posted that those with concerns are encouraged to email the TEG board at email@example.com
Other members of the Pagan community are contributing to discussion on these issues. Check out T. Thorn Coyle’s thought-provoking four part article on her blog here, as well as articles by M. Macha NightMare, author Stephanie Woodfield and ex-pat blogger Cosette.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates. If you have additional relevant information, please post to the comments.