Burning Times, Indeed
Although I tend to roll my eyes at fantasies of persecution, whether fundamentalist Christian or fellow pagan, sometimes people actually are persecuted. The BBC reports that the Saudi government is holding literal witch trials:
Human Rights Watch accused Saudi courts of “sanctioning a literal witch hunt by the religious police”.
“The crime of ‘witchcraft’ is being used against all sorts of behaviour, with the cruel threat of state-sanctioned executions,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, the group’s Middle East director.