I used to be a daily visitor to The Ancient Way forum, 15 years ago. It’s where I learned about Orthodoxy and finally decided to join the Church. I was Nyssa the Hobbit there, too.
Wow. I’m so glad I left TAW years ago.
And the racists over there–I RECOGNIZE THEM. I REMEMBER THEM. So no, it hasn’t “changed.” I guess they just didn’t show their true racist a**hole colors back then.
The thread has been locked, and I don’t know how much attention this post will get over there, but I just wanted to call it out: TAW is NOT SAFE. It’s not the haven I once saw it as, so many years ago. I’m also looking over some other threads that have posted lately, and it’s a frickin’ cesspool of hate and regression. It makes me sick reading what’s there nowadays. And they apparently don’t allow anyone to come in and disagree with them. It inspired me to post this on Facebook:
[Note: I didn’t see all of this on TAW just now, though I probably would if I looked long enough.]
Update 10/15/20: I just posted this on Facebook:
So tired of being told that Christians can’t possibly be Democrats/Biden supporters/BLM supporters/etc. So tired of people saying this on social media, on Orthodox forums. So tired of people being upset when they find out a Christian celebrity is against Trump, an LGBTQ supporter, a Democrat, etc. So tired of people tying Christianity to the GOP as if there were anything Christian about it.