Statement on Marriage

IRCNow is a network made up of users who run the network by themselves, for the benefit of the users. We train users to work in free software, to run their own servers, and to write their own code. We have always welcomed, and continue to invite, both adults and children of all ages to join us in this experiment in user freedom.

Because of our open, welcoming policy, IRCNow has always been a family-friendly network. We invite and accept users of all ages, race groups, and religions. In particular, our network deliberately bans pornography in order to produce a safe and healthy environment for children.

Not long ago, there were prejudiced bigots who attempted to censor us from the Internet. They falsely claimed that IRCNow was 'hostile towards LGBT.' IRCNow has never done anything to harm homosexuals.

These attacks are due solely to prejudice against Christians. They falsely labeled the Bible as hate speech and wanted to censor religious preaching.

The Bible says very clearly that marriage is between one man and one woman for life, and that outside of marriage, sex is sinful. I quoted this passage:

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

They wrongly label IRCNow as a hate group because they hate the Bible.

As leader of IRCNow, I am committed to keeping the network welcoming of all people, to keep it positive and educational. IRCNow bans all pornography. Neither staff nor users are required to hold any religious belief, but we guarantee the free exercise of religion and freedom of the press.