A new dating website offering committed Christian couples the chance to find ‘swinging’ partners has provoked backlash from Jamaican Christians and some unsaved persons.
The American site ChristianSwingers, which seems to be a work-in-progress but is already getting quite some attention, makes it clear that its target audience is Christian adulterers who want to explore and share their love life with others.
A welcoming note on the website appeals to devoted Christians who have always been interested in exchanging their partners for a time of bliss but who have been stifled or afraid to do so before, to come forward now.
‘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 …’.
The note further claimed that ‘If you’re keen on keeping your privacy, well – yours, and don’t want your friends, co-workers, 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 site can help you. It is 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! ‘
When THE WEEKEND STAR contacted one devoted Christian in Jamaica, Monique, she expressed her disapproval. “Clearly, the persons involved here are not really Christians but just churchgoers maybe. I guess they want to cheat and this is the way to do it with less judgement or without feeling like they’re sinning.”
In the case of San, another Christian, he also denounced the site. “There is nothing Christian about that. It goes against the very plan of God for relationship. One man and one woman. It’s promiscuous and immoral to say the least.”
Online users on Facebook found the idea amusing. Simmie Blair posted, “I guess they will be doing the missionary style, lol”, while Andrew Lumsden posted, “Jacob had two wives and two babymothers.”