"That is so far from the truth," said Jennifer Suttorp, director of Sanctuary of the Winds, a Grand Rapids group that meets each month to worship and teach the basics of earth-based religions.
"We don't sacrifice animals. We don't sacrifice babies or virgins. We have a great respect for life and the earth."
Pagans see the divine in every tree, plant, human, animal and object, and live attuned to the cycles of nature, she told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Monday.