I posted a while back about being kicked off a knitting-community website with no warning and no explanation. I still have yet to receive any response to the three polite emails I sent to the site owner and the “legal” department. The only thing I ever received was a form letter that mentioned ‘vile’, ‘disruptive’ activities in which I supposedly engaged – I suppose to some people the fact that I am pro-life, anti-homosexual-marriage, and pro-traditional-morals might be vile, but I didn’t force anyone to read my posts, and I certainly never adopted an “avatar” which deliberately set out to offend other users of the site.
Not so for some people. An online friend recently posted the following images, which I find greatly offensive, as an example of the avatars that some active Ravelry users find amusing:
This person identifies herself in her profile as:
“Raptor Mary, mother of Jesusaurus Rex”
These things ought to offend anyone who professes to be a Christian. They are especially offensive to me, a Catholic, because they mock Christ our Savior, His Sacred Heart, His Blessed Mother the Theotokos, and show incredible disrespect towards the Vicar of Christ Pope Benedict XVI.
I am glad to be gone from Ravelry. If this is the kind of behavior and images that are welcome and encouraged there, then the only reason for me to be there would be for me to vocally and continually protest this blasphemy.
Please join me in praying for the conversion of the Ravelry site owners, and for the conversion of this Ravelry user and those like her.