Monday, August 22, 2016

Official Note from The Troth

The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. The Troth stands against any use of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, or any other form of prejudice.

While we are aware that there are some Asatru organizations that are not inclusive to all people, the Troth's doors are open to all those who may have been excluded due to their ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability. The Troth stands against the AFA's vision of what Asatru should be, and we do not recognize their beliefs as representative of a majority of American Asatru (Heathenry). There are no arbiters of who can and cannot worship our deities, but the Gods themselves. We are a family religion, and to the Troth that means all families.

This post represents official Troth policy or is an official Troth statement.

9 comments:

  1. I'm so relieved to see The Troth standing up! Thank you!

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  2. So what will you do about AFA members who are also in the Troth?

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  3. So what will you do about AFA members who are also in the Troth?

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  4. Well alright, thanks for taking a stand!

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  5. Not all AFA agree with what their leaders said and they have spoken up in our organization by saying they were resigning AFA. Anyone who demonstrates racism or bigotry in The Troth are removed from membership.

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  6. Trans woman here: Thank you so very much for standing in integrity and Love. <3

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