As the High Priestess of Sanctuary of the Phoenix, here in Grand Rapids, MI, I condemn the actions of the United States government in removing these children from the care of their parents as they seek asylum in this country.
We at SOTP, believe that NO ONE is illegal. We have a saying "Need knows no faith." Well, need also knows no race. The actions that have occurred on behalf of the US government directly violate Human Rights Laws through the UN and the Geneva Convention. We stand with the families and children directly affected by the events currently going on.
We also just got notified that the local organization, Bethany Christian Services is taking part by taking some of these children and placing them into foster homes here in the local area.
These people deserve better than this, and so do the people of our country. May the light and love of the Gods and Goddesses surround these people, and may these families be reunited very shortly.
We have been following from afar, with heavy hearts, as a rescue mission turned into a recovery mission. Micky Shomidie and the family of Shane Shomidie have gone through the unimaginable. Shane had went missing on or around 04/20/18 - 04/21/18. From a Kayak trip on the Sangamon River in/around Springfield, IL. We don't know Micky or Shane personally or directly. How we have come to follow, is through our High Priest Odin Wynd, who is a vocalist and a musician, and knows of Micky through music.
We send our love, condolences, and blessings at this time to the Shomidie Family, and ask the Gods, Goddesses, and deities of all faiths bring grace and closure to this deeply grieving family and circle of friends.
We honor and bless all those who have helped in this search. The loving family and friends, the caring strangers.
Our love and blessings goes to all who endeavor in these efforts of recovery, and all who aid and have given support.