Thanks to Green for the heads-up on this. Considering this guy’s lack of Google and Technorati juice, I doubt I’d ever have found this tiny little blog. But look at us! Polyamory Weekly is “easily the most dangerous and socially destructive podcast I’ve ever heard”! The full review:
This is easily the most dangerous and socially destructive podcast I’ve ever heard. The program is about Polyamory, the practice of having multiple sexual partners, provided everyone consents and knows what’s going on. It advocates just about every form of perversion you can imagine and the host frequently decries the fact that group marriages aren’t legal in the United States.
The program is not the most sexually explicit, nor is it the most offensive. It’s dangerous because the program seeks to normalize Homosexuality, Bisexuality, wife swapping, bondage and a host of other unChristian behaviors. They side AGAINST the Mormons who want to legalize underage brides, but if all those Mormon brides are 18 or older, they’re all for it.
If your child is listening to Polyamory Weekly, then I recommend you respond as if you’d found deviant magazines in their possession. Do not react with anger, as that will only make matters worse, but respond with Christian love and understanding. Your child has been exposed to dangerous and radical ideas, and needs help with the confusion of ideas that such exposure can create.
Look at us! We’re “socially destructive” and expose children to “dangerous and radical views”! (That was a very quick trip to the “won’t someone think of the children” argument, wasn’t it?)
I have two points of contention with this review. First, what is with Mr. Cornswalled’s bewildering use of random capitalization? What the heck is up with capitalizing “Podcast” and “Homosexual”? When did podcasts and gays become proper nouns? Perhaps I should recommend Grammar Girl! Second, it’s considered proper netiquette to link to any online item you’re reviewing, even if you’re slamming it. I don’t particularly want to send traffic to this guy’s site, but I still provide the link so that readers can visit the site and read his writings themselves. Not providing links to blogs or podcasts you review is considered rude.
At any rate, considering this guy’s POV, I consider his words a rarin’ compliment. See, he also advises parents who discover their children listening to This American Life and even the squeaky-clean A Prairie Home Companion to “delete it if you see it.” Plus, he also makes the brilliant observation that Violet Blue’s Open Source Sex is “pornography.” OMG! You mean, she talks openly about SEX? Really? On a show called “Open Source Sex”? Um… yeah. Give him the Obvious Award!
Right-leaning Christians hate us. Polyamory Weekly has arrived! (Apologies to any Christian listeners–you know I love you guys and welcome your feedback, too. And no need to say “he doesn’t represent us.” I know.)