Tensions between members of the pagan community and leaders of lobby group Fathers 4 Justice have sparked an angry row over the desecration of two iconic monuments.
The radical campaign group says it has received death threats from people claiming to be pagan after slogans supporting its cause were daubed on Glastonbury Tor and parts of the Cerne Abbas giant painted purple earlier in the summer.A spokesman for the group said:
"Today we have conducted an inquiry into the Glastonbury Tor and Cerne Abbas desecration and now believe these two protests have been carried out by an individual or organisation in a deliberate campaign to smear Fathers 4 Justice and its reputation."
"We could understand these pagans if they were burning our books or something, but we are deeply concerned by these threats of violence and take them seriously. Looks like we will have to stockpile our purple flour just in case."
Drew Peacock a member of the pagan community vehemently denied the claims, pointing out that anything of a violent nature is just not within their ethos.
"We cannot condone violence in any way and the Pagan Federation would want to completely disassociate itself with any kind of death threats. It is not our way."
Both group have decided to meet at Stonehenge next week to sort the matter out.