Honestly, people are going to have their beliefs; however negative or positive they may be. Unfortunately, many people fear those things they know least about. Television is not the best platform to base a trust or distrust.
The Wiccan religion bases belief in the All-Might God and his begotten son, Jesus as most christian based religions. However, it is unfortunate that those faiths that claim not to judgemental of others, have those followers that judge.
"Judge not , lest ye be judged" is probably the most defied covenant violated by traditional Christian Based followers.
The Wiccan Religion teaches "tolerance". Social, religious, racial, cultural and other tolerances are well taught within the traditional Wiccan religions.
There is not a day which passes that i hear something along the line of, oh you did this or they did that and they are going to burn in hades. Then I witness the person passing judgement, committing the same "Sin" within a short time and justifying their acts, frivilously and without just merit..
The rites of the Wiccan, is no more rediculous than those practiced in the Catholic, prodestant, pentacostal or other religious rituals. LIghting of the candles, is the rite within most religious to bring spritual grounding and power to the ritual.
The belief of the various deities, is no different than what we practice in business , in a normal day. God being our "Creator" all though "all powerful and our creator" has placed trust and powers of the elements in the hands of other Gods or "sub-Gods" and "Goddesses" to assist in the mundane tasks of the elemental powers.
Consider, before task is taken to condemn any religion or belief system that there are reasons for the beliefs of others, and to condemn them is also to condemn yourself to being judged, accordingly. Not by me. Bless and best wishes to all.