Update to my post Disgusting – it seems that the organizers of the Xenia Declaration have looked into the allegations against Pyrokanthos and finally removed him from the list of signatories. Credit where credit is due; I’m sure this was not an easy decision on their part considering his history, contributions and extensive connections both online and in the Bay Area within the Hellenic polytheist, Heathen and Neopagan communities (not to mention the SCA and scifi/fantasy fandoms.) And I will stand by them when the inevitable backlash from Pyrokanthos, his wife Diana Paxson and their cronies and supporters comes, as it did for Ár nDraíocht Féin in the wake of their repudiation of founder and alleged child-raper Isaac Bonewits (who was part of Pyrokanthos and Paxson’s circle back in the day, per the Wild Hunt.) Stopping the abuse and intimidation of the most vulnerable within our communities is vastly more important than personal squabbles and politics. Now is the time to act. If you’ve seen something, say something – as the brave Thenea did. Even more importantly, when warranted consider saying something to the cops, not just social media. I understand that there may be a myriad reasons why you cannot (including concerns for your own safety and well-being) but the only way we’re going to remove this rot and filth from our communities is by exposing it to the light of day and drawing some very hard lines. For instance: no means no, and don’t fuck the kiddies.