Nightly News   |  February 03, 2010

Wiccans get worship area at Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Druids, Wiccans and other Earth-centered believers. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has now set aside a new outdoor worship area for followers of earth-centered religions. That includes Pagans , Druids , witches and Wiccans . It's a double circle of stones on a hilltop. One of the chaplains there, a lieutenant colonel, calls it, quote, "Another example of celebrating the freedom we enjoy as well as the freedom we, as airmen, have pledged to defend." There has been one desecration incident since its opening, and officials are repeating that message of tolerance on campus.