Christian Swingers?!

These past few weeks have felt like a marathon. I drove down to Atlanta with my sister to get her set up at Gammon Theological Seminary (Hey Boo!), flew back, had step practices, and came together with my family as we grieved the loss of my uncle, Ronald "King Omowale" Pittman. Tired is an understatement. However, Wednesday, two friends shared the same site with me and I took that as a sign that I needed to write about it.


Yep, you read that right. Christian Swingers. What's even better is their description:
For Christian Swingers things are not easy – often other religious people judge you, out of ignorance or envy, telling you that your lifestyle and love practices are wrong. But the Bible teaches us ‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ and there’s that verse about the first stone… but if you’re keen on keeping your privacy, well – yours, and don’t want your friends, coworkers, other PTA members or just about anyone else to know that you don’t have a problem with faith and enjoying free love with other couples, this sitecan help you! It’s designed to cater to the needs of those like you: devout Christian couples who still want to have an active love life and share it with another, in good faith!
The bible in a paragraph: why didn't I think of that!?!
Skip the swingers’ club and meetings where you can be seen and avoid bad reputation – your personal life is something shared between you and our partner; other couples willing to join you are probably having the same problems. Visiting this site might change your life for the better and increase the number of your potential dating partners – a few simple steps in the registration process will open up a whole new virtual world of possibilities! Since privacy is an issue here, you can still choose to remain anonymous until you decide to trust someone enough to share such personal information – something that’s not possible in classic swingers’ meetings and clubs, which might even lean towards openness and promotion is this lifestyle. Visit our club and discover other Christian couples with the same interests and desires who find you hot - Christian Swingers website will make your life easier and give you more access to potential dating partners!
Taken from ChristianSwingers.com 8/27/13

Of course I joined and created a profile. Research, right?

I only signed up for the free membership which doesn't allow you to do much of anything but browse the few (I counted seven) profiles on the site (and I question their authenticity). You can't contact members or even view their pictures/videos except the thumbnails available for preview.

Aside from the poor writing in the description of the site on the publicly accessible page, there's not much to it as far as I can see. No, I didn't purchase full access, but when I searched for people in my area, there was no one within 100 miles of my zip code. I also took issue with the language used in the people search. You can choose categories, i.e. I'm couple looking for a couple. The issue I had was the other categories listed: male, female, transsexual, crossdresser, group (more than 2), gay couple, lesbian couple. As far as I knew, and I could be wrong, transsexual  and crossdresser  are antiquated terms that many find offensive. Then again, this site doesn't strike me as the type that would be overly absorbed with inclusive language. Also, the site was full of ads for pornographic websites and flashing web links that promised free webcam videos and the like. Nah, I'll pass.

My overall assessment is that this website simply exists to cause a stir and make money. Of course people will check it out simply because of the title. I checked it out and I'm not interested in swinging. It was for research, remember?

I'm not even going to go into the theological reasons as to why ChristianSwingers.com is just odd. I think they do enough of that for you. However, just remember that when you allow others to worship in your temple, they leave footprints, whether good or bad.