Adam Lee AKA the Daylight Atheist has asked his twitter followers to falsely report my blog to wordpress for abuse. I’m writing this post to help anyone from wordpress understand the nature of the smear campaign against me, and to also ensure that I have the opportunity to defend myself against this smear campaign while I still have a platform to do so.
Adam Lee is a blogger on Patheos who focuses on attacking Christians whom he accuses of being liars. However, Lee isn’t above lying himself when he gets the opportunity to silence a blogger like myself who dares to write about Christian sexual morality:
First, this isn’t an MRA blog. I am not an MRA, I am a Christian and I write almost exclusively about a topic I have great passion for; marriage. However, MRAs do read my blog and are part of the conversation.
More importantly, the blog post which caused Adam Lee to organize a campaign to have me silenced wasn’t abuse, it was a discussion of sexual morality. In my post One at a time, please I pointed out that since we have abandoned biblical sexual morality we have ended up with the incredibly low standard of serial monogamy, which when you boil it down simply means “one at a time”. In that post I pointed to a columnist on the gossip site* The Frisky who wrote about having sex with multiple men after telling her husband she wanted a divorce but before the divorce was official. To be clear, this is a woman gossiping about her sex life on a gossip site she writes for. This wasn’t me exposing anything in her personal life that she hadn’t decided to share with everyone who will listen. In the same post, I linked to the woman’s personal blog where she has a dedicated section of self portraits, as well as to her public Flickr page. These links were in context with the point of my post which was that even a free spirit like the woman at the Frisky felt compelled to demonstrate that she was complying with our new (but meaningless) definition of sexual morality.
The gossip columnist was incensed, and reached out over Twitter to fellow atheist Adam Lee asking him to organize a campaign of atheists to (falsely) report this blog to wordpress for abuse:
I want to reiterate that this is an entirely false charge. All I am guilty of is discussing sexual morality from a Christian perspective. This is something Adam Lee is on record as being against, so I’m not surprised that he would dislike my post as well as my site. However, this cowardly attempt to silence someone who doesn’t share his anti Christian views of sexual morality is beneath contempt. If Lee had any faith in his own beliefs and talent as a writer he wouldn’t feel the need to silence those he disagrees with.
I have faith in WordPress’ stated commitment to supporting free speech, including the speech of traditional Christians like myself, no matter how much my very existence offends atheists like Adam Lee.
*The Frisky’s main title is:
The Frisky | Celebrity Gossip, Relationship Advice, Beauty and Fashion Tips.