A surprising turn

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.  

3 thoughts on “A surprising turn

  1. Reblogged this on The Stone Pillar and commented:
    I’d like to take a moment to applaud the organizers of the Xenia Declaration for taking immediate action in light of reports of sexual misconduct committed by the man known as Pyrakanthos. May justice be upheld and may the sanctities of our rites as well as our right to consent be maintained.

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  2. I also think we have to come down hard on those slandering innocent people. it muddies the waters. Half the people talking shit about me about you about person x, person y, person z know that what they’re saying is completely bullshit and yet they persist because they are unable to engage on theological grounds. This has to stop. When real predators show up in our communities, it makes it that much more difficult to identity them.

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    1. I find a lot of the stuff said about you and Sannion to be downright offensive. It’s as if these people don’t even read about you guys to actually know that what they are claiming is ridiculous. I always pray that you guys get a break from all this inanity.

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