Monday, May 14, 2007

In Nausea We Trust

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," writing with complete seriousness once every 365 days!

Today is that day.

The World Wide Web is aptly named. Just like a spider's web, it can trip you up.

As a parent and as a schoolteacher, I constantly harp at teenagers to be careful what they post on the World Wide Web.

You don't know who's gonna read it. Or what use they're gonna put it to.

This past week, Jesus' General, a big player in the blogosphere, ran two posts about a woman named Leah Kelley.

Leah has her very own web site. It's much more than a blog. It's as extensive as any author's. Her site is called Christian Domestic Discipline.

Leah is an advocate of husbands spanking wives with spatulas and other objects as a part of maintaining "Christian discipline" in a household. She has sample chapters of erotica based on this concept, a blog in which she discusses her own domestic discipline regimen, and books for sale on this topic, both fiction and nonfiction.

We at "The Gods Are Bored" respect Leah Kelley's Constitutional right to free speech. However, before we issue a hearty, "You go, girl!" to this vile creature, we have one question.

Suppose some Christian male spouse reads this stuff, gets off on it, and applies it to his wife with a -- shall we say -- heavy hand? Leah Kelley, are you ready for your arrival at the Pearly Gates? Suppose you're greeted by some fellow Christian ladies who got spanked to death after their hubbies read Christian Domestic Discipline?

We at "The Gods Are Bored" can't speak for Yahweh, but by damn, Queen Brigid the Bright would not have any parts of that. Which makes us prouder than ever to be Pagan.

Alliterative as it is, you'll not find a web site called Druidic Domestic Discipline.

Bringing us full circle, I'll conclude by giving Leah Kelley the same advice I give my daughters and my students, even though Leah Kelley is presumably a grown woman.

Be careful what you post on the World Wide Web. You don't know who will see it.

What I saw at Christian Domestic Discipline was possibly the most nauseating content I've ever seen on the World Wide Web. And I'm no prude, far from it. What people do in the privacy of their homes is not my business, unless they put it on the Web and advocate it as a lifestyle.

Now it is with great pleasure that I turn the warped writings of Leah Kelley over to my more widely-read Goddess sisters in the blogosphere for their perusal and analysis. Have at her, ladies, because you never know who's going to see what you write on the World Wide Web.

The wife you save may be your own.


MountainLaurel said...

THat's disturbing, nauseating, and just right out vile.

Athana said...

anne, you have a stronger stomach than I do. I read through a bit of this website, though, before I had to excuse myself to rush to the bathroom with sour stomach. You're so right: we all need to jump on this site. I've done a little bit of jumping; come on over and see.

Hecate said...

She's been the subject of quite a bit of ridicule in the comments at Eschaton. I'm an awfully awfully liberal girl when it comes to sex. One of the deepest core tenents of my faith is that all acts of love and pleasure are rituals of the Goddess. If Ms. Kelley and her hubby enjoy the sort of stuff advocated on her website, well, it's certainly not my cup of tea, but as long as they're not scaring the horses in the street, I figure that it's none of my business. But I sure don't think it's the sort of thing that I'd want my young children to see. Plain old S&M seems cheery and clean compared to the stuff she's advocating.

Tennessee Jed said...

If your kinky, why not say your kinky? Why include it as some sort of doctrine? Thats perversity in the worst sort of way. I mean...why justify your fetish? Just enjoy it and play safe. There are plenty of ways to express yourself out here on the web without starting a Christian sect.

borromakot said...

I have not read the book in question in full but I am told that there are very embarrassing things in the Bible that most Christians have to dance around if they say things like this (from the website): "The Bible is God's inerrant Word and we will honor it as literal and valid for all time."

In fact, sane Christians understand(or say they understand) that the Bible is not literal. With the above words, this woman has removed herself from the world of the sane, imho.

borromakot said...

Ack!!! She expects to be bruised!!!