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Something I don't understand about HubPages...

  1. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I wrote a little hub about Ganymede, the seventh moon of Jupiter, just lately.  I also included the Greek legend of Ganymede...there is more than a little hint of homosexuality in this legend.

    I got quite a few emails from the Christian contingent, though no direct comments on the hub itself.  They all said, among other things, that mention of homosexuality is banned on HubPages because HubPages is a Christian network.  They were outraged.

    Is this true?  I really didn't mean to offend anyone.  It's a myth, where the moon got its name, that's all, a very old Greek legend pre-dating the time of Christ.

    Is this a Christian network?  Are any mentions of homosexuality banned from the Hub content?  The Hub Pages staff didn't censor my hub in any way.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is entirely untrue.

      If I were you, I'd forward those emails to the Hub team, as that is a blatant smear campaign

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely not.  HubPages is open to everyone and is not affiliated with any relgious group or viewpoint.



      Again, absolutely not.

      I went through the log of emails sent to you through the HubPages contact form, and didn't see any message like that of which you speak.  Please do forward these emails to me at team(at)hubpages(dot)com with "Attn: Maddie" in the subject line, and I will get to the bottom of this immediately.

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i never thought it was a christian network, as most hubbers to me always seemed more like atheists if you ask me.  because I've seen a lot of christians get ridiculed and made fun of a lot in forums, so I always assumed that the majority of hubbers here are atheists.  however, that's just my opinion.  if you ask me, i think you should ignore those e-mails as they're just idiots that have nothing better to do with their time.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        Ignore them AFTER forwarding to me, please.  We need to hold the person spreading misinformation accountable.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah, that's true.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HA!!!!!!

      If it was wrong, HP staff would let ya know.  smile

    5. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am offended by your Hub not just because I am a Christian, but because I am Greek.

      My people were not homosexuals.. it's just that things got very lonely without TV

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        This gave me a real laugh out loud moment. Apologies if it wasn't meant in fun. But still - I laughed.

        And re the OP - good to know that we can be loud and proud *whatever* on HP. I'm loudly, proudly green. But only in color. I don't think I could claim to be eco friendly. I like driving too much for one thing smile

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

        2. Greek One profile image78
          Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          thank you.. it was supposed to be fun smile

          1. frogdropping profile image84
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this



            Good good. Funny how we write 'lol' sometimes but your comment did make me do exactly that smile

            Evening Cags. I saw you sneaking in through the window BTW. If you rummage around, I'm sure you'll bump into a few of the usual suspects.

            You know ... the marmalade filchers neutral

            1. Cagsil profile image59
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sure, but will you & I bump into one another somewhere else? hmm  An interesting thought? lol lol

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      i dig your astronomy hubs.

      forward the emails to the HubTeam and let them sort it out. that is reeeely uncool of them.

  2. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I read that hub of yours, it was perfectly fine. Nothing objectionable at all. I'm sure this has nothing to do with HP staff....has to be some other party involved.

  3. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for the clarification Maddie. smile Always so helpful. smile

  4. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for the clarification, Maddie.  That answwers the question completely.  I was afraid I did something wrong and offended the sensibilities of the traffic here.  I do see other content that isn't particularly a Christian viewpoint, and sometimes the heated conversations between Christians and atheists on the forums get a little out of hand...

    I'm glad mentions of homosexuality aren't banned on HubPages.  That's good news to keep an open mind, always.

    I wonder how these emails got to me if not through HubPages?  There were seven of them, altogether, with mostly the same message.  I've deleted them; otherwise I'd forward them to you, Maddie.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Quick!  Check your trash folder!  I'm really, really eager to find out who did this.

      1. Paradise7 profile image83
        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately I went off the net, logged off my computer while the HubPages was down for maintenance, right after I posted this forum.  My computer empties my DELETED email folder immediately upon logging off my computer; they are gone, they don't even make a stop in the recycle bin; I checked.

  5. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I guess we just have to let this one go.  It's good that everyone knows now this HubPages IS NOT exclusive to any gender orientation or religion or anything.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, there is that.  If you get any more of those emails though, you know I'm eager to see 'em wink

      1. Paradise7 profile image83
        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, indeed.  Now I know who to go to.  Thank you so much for your response.

      2. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you will never see one of them.
        It's not like these people, if that's what they are, would write again. Don't you think ? hmm


        wink

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    blatvaposted 7 years ago

    If writing about homosexuality is banned on HP, Then I'm in biiiiiig trouble hahaha.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol Hey Blatva, how are you today? smile

      1. Paradise7 profile image83
        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just became a fan of blatva.  That wonderful "Dream" hub!

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good. I too like her and her writing. She's a really cool person. smile

          1. Paradise7 profile image83
            Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Cagsil, how ya doin'?

 
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