Otherkin Community Issues Public Anti-LGBT Trolling Warning

The Otherkin Community has issued the following warning regarding a christianist anti-LGBT group which appears to have targeted some of their forums specifically as a recruiting ground for so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy. This warning is also being circulated within the broader VC.

Broadly speaking, the predominantly known culture of the OVC, holds the view that an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, identity of self and religious beliefs are their own business – and that any individual attempt to try and force other views on anyone within the community on such immutable and personal matters, is wholly unacceptable behavior and amounts to trolling. This is also true for the South African VC.

This move indicates a new low in the tactics of such anti-social groups or their supporters, which rely on the propagation of lies and the use of threats and intimidation in order to achieve the elimination of groups which they view as a threat. Typically, the motives of such groups are entirely ideological and profit-driven, as all of their services come at a price, and are extremely repetitive and all-consuming in nature. That is why it is called an “industry”.

To give an indication of what this industry is capable of, it has become both notorious and infamous in recent years, by its interfering and “evangelical” policies which nearly resulted in the institution of an anti-LGBT genocide in Uganda – a homophobic African state, which under the advisement of groups such as Exodus International and NARTH, came to within a hair’s breadth of passing a law which became known as the “Kill the Gays Bill” in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

It is interesting to note how such zealous groups and individuals seem to be increasingly turning their attention to vibrant and growing alternative communities and sub-cultures as a hunting ground for new victims.

“Ex-gay” is a proven fallacy which has been debunked and discredited and is also warned against by international psychiatric authorities as a dangerous form of abuse and violation of several important human rights.

Internationally, these so-called “ministries” cause intentional harm to many people each year, because of the sense of guilt and shame they instill in people based purely on junk-science and ill-proven religious opinion. This sort of behavior often results in homophobic bullying, depression, emotional trauma and even suicide by their victims.

Additionally, they attempt to invalidate proven medical and scientific conclusions with nothing more than their own personal and questionable interpretations of religious doctrines.

This troll appears to join public forums as a fellow member of the Otherkin Community, and then their MO appears to be to seek out LGBT members, and to bombard them with intimidating and abusive religious argument and doctrine.

As yet, it seems no intimidation by this individual or group has been reported on any Vampyre groups, but with the tendency for infiltration demonstrated in this report, it is something that could happen – and is something which members of the VC and administrators of forums and groups should be aware of and guard against for the safety of the community.

The report as posted by the Otherkin Community is included below:

PUBLIC WARNING: ANTI-LGBT TROLL MAKING ROUNDS ON OTHERKIN FORUMS

A very aggressive anti-LGBT troll has been making her/his/its rounds on otherkin and therianthropy forums today. The user in question just hit Werelist & Wulf Howl recently, and was blocked from accessing both sites. This notice serves to inform the therianthropy, otherkin, and vampire communities as a whole of this individual, so they can be stopped from harassing other communities. The user would PM users who indicated they were homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered with abusive messages – and would post threads with similar messages. Below, I will provide his user details and some sample messages. This user is behind proxies (likely Tor) and uses disposable email addressesUPDATE: This user is in-fact behind the Tor Network. This user is also using disposable email addresses.

User Details (for banning):

Name(s): Winter Wolf, RKnowlington.
Email(s): winterwolfsleeps@mailcatch.comnlhvb@tittbit.in (disposable addresses, banning *@mailcatch.com is a good idea)
IP(s): 199.19.105.156, 62.113.219.4, 88.198.100.232, 87.225.253.174, 31.172.30.3, 178.33.169.35, 65.183.151.13, 178.18.244.163, 74.86.7.106, 31.172.30.3, 31.172.30.3, 31.172.30.4, 80.237.226.74, 93.182.132.103.

SAMPLE PMs:

Hi There! I just went through the Online Users list to find a few LGBT people to talk to whom were not staff. You guys are the only ones on right now! If you would just let me take a few minutes of your time to explain why I messaged you, it would be greatly appreciated.

My name is Rebecca Knowlington. I am twenty-two year old Christian & Arctic Wolf Therianthrope. I am also the daughter of pastor John Knowlington.

I guess I should get to the point. It is the opinion of the staff & administration of The Werelist that being homosexual or transgendered isn’t a choice. We both know, deep in our heart, that this isn’t entirely true. People are homosexual because they give-in to extremely powerful sexual urges, and choose to obey those urges rather than The Lord, their God. Our ministry understands that this is not an easy choice, and that sometimes it is extremely difficult to follow the path of righteousness over selfishness; which is why we’re pleased to offer both in-person and online classes to you all for FREE, in order to help you realize your choice, and reverse it.

I like to call this LGBT Rehab! This is where we explore the underlying reasons you have chosen the unholy path, and how to get back on
the right track. Interested? Just email rwolfknowlington@gmail.com and we’ll give you the link to our online course. If you’d rather take the course in person with myself and Pastor John, please request the location of our Florida Ministry.

As with any malfunction, the first step is admitting that you have a problem and asking for help. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A PROBLEM. IT WAS ONCE LISTED AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION (because it is) AND YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP! The chance is here, don’t shut the door on it.

Gay FAQ
Q. Isn’t being homosexual a condition one is born with, or cannot easily defy?
No, it is a choice. However, it’s not as simple as an individual just ‘choosing’ to be gay for the heck of it – some seemingly unrelated problems could cause satan to gain hold of them and take them on that path.

Q. What is LGBT rehab? What does it involve?
LGBT rehab is a free online course to get homosexual or transgendered individuals back on the path of richeousness. It focuses on The Lord, and his love for all creatures – as well as your responsibilites as servants of God. You will receive 1:1 instruction with Paster John or myself, either over the internet and phone, or in person. You will be given study materials and worksheets to help us assess your progress in the course.

Q. Do homosexuals go to hell?
That’s not a question we can answer; but it is a sin; and chances are, the better a perosn you are, the higher chacnce you’ll get into the kingdom of heaven.

Q. Are you really a therian?
Yep!

Q. Are you a troll?
No! If you disagree with what I’m saying, you may freely disregard this message and you will not be sent another. But be warned; if you don’t accept the help, it won’t look good on Judgement Day.

Hi there! I’ve just been crawling through the member list to compile a list of LGBT users of Wulf Howl, and you guys are the only users I found that indicated they were LGBT whom were not staff. If you would just let me take a few minutes of your time to explain why I messaged you, it would be greatly appreciated.

My name is Rebecca Knowlington. I am twenty-two year old Christian & Arctic Wolf Therianthrope. I am also the daughter of paster John Knowlington.

I guess I should get to the point. It is the opinion of the staff & administration of Wulf Howl that being homosexual or transgendered isn’t a choice. We both know, deep in our heart, that this isn’t entirely true. People are homosexual because they give-in to extremely powerful sexual urges, and choose to obey those urges rather than The Lord, their God. Our ministry understands that this is not an easy choice, and that sometimes it is extremely difficult to follow the path of righteousness over selfishness; which is why we’re pleased to offer both in-person and online classes to you all for FREE, in order to help you realise your choice, and reverse it.

I like to call this LGBT Rehab! This is where we explore the underlying reasons you have chosen the unholy path, and how to get back on
the right track. Interested? Just email rwolfknowlington@gmail.com and we’ll give you the link to our online course. If you’d rather take the course in person with myself and Paster John, please request the location of our Flordia Ministry.

As with any malfunction, the first step is admitting that you have a problem and asking for help. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A PROBLEM. IT WAS ONCE LISTED AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION (because it is) AND YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP! The chance is here, don’t shut the door on it.

Gay FAQ
Q. Isn’t being homosexual a condition one is born with, or cannot easily defy?
No, it is a choice. However, it’s not as simple as an individual just ‘choosing’ to be gay for the heck of it – some seemingly unrelated problems could cause satan to gain hold of them and take them on that path.

Q. What is LGBT rehab? What does it involve?
LGBT rehab is a free online course to get homosexual or transgendered individuals back on the path of richeousness. It focuses on The Lord, and his love for all creatures – as well as your responsibilites as servants of God. You will receive 1:1 instruction with Paster John or myself, either over the internet and phone, or in person. You will be given study materials and worksheets to help us assess your progress in the course.

Q. Do homosexuals go to hell?
That’s not a question we can answer; but it is a sin; and chances are, the better a perosn you are, the higher chacnce you’ll get into the kingdom of heaven.

Q. Are you really a therian?
Yep!

Q. Are you a troll?
No! If you disagree with what I’m saying, you may freely disregard this message and you will not be sent another. But be warned; if you don’t accept the help, it won’t look good on Judgement Day.

Sample Posts:

We are planning several LGBT outreach workshops in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fernandina, Florida. These workshops is specifically for therianthropes; and focuses on self-awareness and the individual’s relationship with God. Workshops are held by The Pews Worship Center, and are co-administrated by myself and Pastor John Knowlington. The first fifty slots in these workshops are free; the next 100 require payment – so register early! You may receive a registration form (should you be genuinely interested) by sending me a PM.

Q. What goes on in the workshops?
Each Workshop lasts five days; Hotel Accommodations are provided and paid for by ‘The Pews’. They consist of several instructional hours, along with hands on activities to aid you in self discovery.

Q. Is this really free?
Yes! For the first 50 registrants, the next 100 must paid 50$ plus hotel costs.

Q. Are you a real church?
You bet! Pastor John is an ordained minister. I am a certified teacher! Our Church building and Ministries are located in Tampa, FL. PM me for the address and drop by!

I’m new here. Rebecca Knowlington. 22. Arctic Wolf Therianthrope.

I run the LGBT workshops at The Pews, let me know if you’re interested in attending.

I’d like to get to know ya’ll, so reply!

— and a legal threat!

Please do not assume the content of our workshops, which you have not attended. This is slander, and may result in our legal department getting involved. I have told you earlier about this. Our workshops purely exist to aid in self-discovery and self-awareness of the individual, and his or her unity with God. =)

As you can see, this user is obviously a troll with nothing better to do than harass people. It’s worth noting, that the user’s profile picture on Werelist was extracted from a mugshot in a news article, and is not the user’s real picture. We also were unable to find any records of a ‘Rebecca’ or ‘John’ Knowlington, or a ministry called “The Pews Worship Center”.

* * *

It’s interesting that this person seems to be saying “it’s okay to believe you’re a therian or lycanthrope – but being LGBT, now that’s an abomination“… It will be very interesting indeed to see this individual adapt that stratagem for use on a Vampyre group… and really entertaining to boot.

Participants of the SA VC are requested to inform the SAVA if any such intimidation or otherwise trolling behavior comes up in any South African group.

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About Octarine Valur

Octarine Valur - Founder: House Valur, South African Vampyre Community, South African Vampi(y)re Alliance (SAVA), SA Vampyre news (SAVN). View all posts by Octarine Valur

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