Many years ago when working as an advocate for newly released former offenders of soft crime I discovered that as part of their rights, when incarcerated, they were able to worship in the church of their choice. To my surprise, the State of Colorado acknowledges Wicca as a formal religious sect. The surprise comes from expecting the normal prejudice that follows anything that is not mainstream and therefore not usually understood or tolerated.
Wicca is often lumped into the categories of dark and satanic by people who know nothing about it. While in actuality, quite the opposite is at its roots. Light and Nature are the solar powers that fuel this magnificent expression of Spirituality. It is true that paganism is central to our practices, but paganism is derived from all things innate to human existence.