How To Join Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft

Why the Pussy Church?

We come together to form a congregation of adherents to our female born, lesbian-feminist-based religious beliefs and traditions. We intend to serve our adherents through worship, service, and sistership with our congregants. We intend to accomplish the growth and continued strengthening of our congregation. The beneficiaries of our accomplishments are the adherents to our religious beliefs – Women and Girls. We will achieve our purpose through regular worship and service with our congregants and with other Women and Girls who may wish to become congregants.

Why is the Pussy Church for women and girls only?

Women are oppressed globally on the basis of our biological sex. Gender is a mechanism of Women’s oppression globally. At Pussy Church (PCMW), we serve Women and Girls and our emotional and spiritual needs. We cannot serve these needs in the presence of Men, as Men as a class are the cause of the harm that women experience globally. All groups have the right to associate freely as they see fit. As a religious organization, Pussy Church is also protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution permitting free exercise of religion as well as the Maryland Declaration of Rights, which provides that all persons are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.

How do you define “Woman” and “Girl”?

A Woman is an adult female human. A Girl is a minor female human. The Pussy Church serves Women and Girls only. Males are not permitted to participate, regardless of how they identify. We expressly reject the concepts of gender identity, transgenderism, and gender as being meaningful to defining what a Woman or Girl is.

How can I get involved?

All Women and Girls are welcome to join Pussy Church as congregants/members. We also need Women who can serve Pussy Church in growing and strengthening our congregation. If you are able to offer your time, skills, money, or other resources in support of Pussy Church, please contact us.

Why become a member?

We believe there are at least three reasons for formal PCMW membership at PCMW. First, the concept of PCMW membership is rooted in solidarity for Women and Girls.

Second, formal membership is valuable to the trustees of the PCMW as they seek to fulfill their Goddess-given task of caring for Women and Girls.

We understand that PCMW attracts seekers, observers, and guests. We hope that will always be the case. At some point, however, it is important to identify those who comprise the PCMW sisterhood – our members, the core that can be counted on to build and sustain the ministries of the PCMW. Specifically, these are the Women who can provide leadership as Trustees and vote for Trustees. Additionally, members give guidance through their feedback and vote on matters requiring the overall approval of the PCMW.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, experience shows that membership benefits the individual Woman or Girl. In a culture where commitment is no longer highly valued, recognizable membership is an important step that moves a Woman or Girl from good intentions to committed participation ― to publicly declare a commitment to the Goddess and Women and Girls and to a community of sisterhood.

How do I request membership?

You may request PCMW membership by

·         Filling out the PCMW Membership Application.

·         emailing the PCMW at pvssychurchofmodernwitchcraft@gmail.com;

·         coming to a PCMW event and communicating your desire to become a PCMW member to a trustee;

·         calling the PCMW at (717) 964-8056 and indicating your desire to request PCMW membership.

Once you’ve made your request for PCMW membership, a member of the PCMW will contact you to discuss your request. If you meet the qualifications for membership listed below, you will be accepted into membership and encouraged to attend our events.

Who may become a member?

Any Woman or Girl who was born female may become a member of the PCMW. You do not need to be a lesbian to be a member, but you must support lesbians as defined by the PCMW and you must accept that only lesbians can serve as Trustees or vote for Trustees in the PCMW. You must also indicate a willingness to contribute resources regularly to support the PCMW. You must accept our Tenets of Faith as set forth in The Lesbian Heresy by Sheila Jeffreys, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and other texts as designated from time to time by the Trustees.

What other requirements are there regarding PCMW membership?

Other than those mentioned above, there are none. Yet, at the same time, PCMW has expectations of those who are members. At PCMW, it is a given that our members are expected to grow in all areas of their life.

Who can vote for Trustees and Serve as Trustees?

Trustee position are open to all members who possess the following qualifications:

·         Being female at birth.

·         A testimony to an experience of the “new birth” in lesbian feminism.

·         Evidence of a consistent Lesbian life.

·         An indication of a willingness to contribute regularly to the financial support of the Church of which she must be a Member.

·         Acceptance of the Tenets of Faith as set forth in The Lesbian Heresy by Sheila Jeffreys, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and other texts as designated from time to time by the Trustees.

·         Having reached at least 18 years of age.

·         Having regularly attended services of, and supported, the Church for a period of at least three consecutive months prior to the date of the individual’s desire to become a Trustee.

·         Agreement to being governed by the Church, as may be amended from time to time.

Active voting membership in the PCMW is open to members who possess the following qualifications:

·          Being female at birth.

·         A testimony to an experience of the “new birth” in lesbian feminism.

·         Evidence of a consistent Lesbian life.

·         An indication of a willingness to contribute regularly to the financial support of the church of which she must be a Member.

·         Acceptance of the Tenets of Faith as set forth in The Lesbian Heresy by Sheila Jeffreys, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and other texts as designated from time to time by the Trustees.

·         Having reached at least 18 years of age.

·         Agreement to being governed by the Church, as may be amended from time to time.