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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Bonewits accused

Ah bloody blue blazes, what a mess.

Accusations of abuse surface against ADF founder Isaac Bonewits

Here is my reply to the article.

Obviously none of us here know what happened. And just as obviously Moira Greyland was abused.

The question remains, did Isaac Bonewits abuse Moria Greyland as a child?

We know that abusers seldom stop at one or two incidents. We also know that childhood memories aren't the most reliable, particularly when it comes to abuse.

On the whole, I doubt that Bonewits did it. She may have had every reason to dislike him, he wasn't the easiest man to accept or like. Although I never met him personally, I had my political disagreements with him. I chose to "go silent" in the online group he ran to keep the peace. I believed then and now that he was an honorable man with a deep respect for women and the Sacred Feminine.

I've never seen or heard claims of sexual harassment or abuse against him until now.

Disclaimer - About a decade ago there was an online effort to create a sexual code of conduct for pagans. My suggestion that just because someone has been accused of rape doesn't mean it happened probably derailed the effort.

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