Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another Perverted Preacher Bites The Dust

Gary Michael Aldridge, conservative Baptist preacher and good friend of the late Jerry Falwell, was recently found dead. What's notable about this is the condition in which his body was found:

The decedent is clothed in a diving wet suit, a face mask which has a single vent for breathing, a rubberized head mask having an opening for the mouth and eyes, a second rubberized suit with suspenders, rubberized make underwear, hands and feet have diving gloves and slippers. There are numerous straps and cords restraining the decedent. There is a leather belt about the midriff. There is a series of ligatures extending from the hands to the feet. The hands are bound behind the back. The feet are tied to the hands. There are nylon ligatures holding these in place with lather straps about the wrists and ankles. There are plastic cords also tied about the hands and feet with a single plastic cord extending up to the head and surrounding the lower neck. There is a dildo in the anus covered with a condom.


No wonder Falwell liked the guy. What a bunch of motherfucking perverts!

Maybe this moron should have been more honest to himself and to those close to him, and he might have been able to express these freaky fetishes more safely, and maybe he would still be alive today.

But no, instead he’s gotta spend his life in self-hate, shoving dildos up his rubber-wrapped ass, while hiding his fetish from the world. And as a result, he’s dead.

No afterlife for you, buddy. And even if there was, I doubt that the residents of heaven are allowed to penetrate their own anuses with dildos. Which, by definition, would mean that heaven would not even be heaven for you at all!

I think that the decent thing to do, at the least, is allow this guy to be buried with his dildo at his side. Or inside.

9 comments:

Bahnsen Burner said...

Good grief! That is an amazing story, Aaron. Here's an excerpt from the story lead:

"An Alabama minister who died in June of "accidental mechanical asphyxia" was found hogtied and wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, and a head mask, according to an autopsy report. Investigators determined that Rev. Gary Aldridge's death was not caused by foul play and that the 51-year-old pastor of Montgomery's Thorington Road Baptist Church was alone in his home at the time he died (while apparently in the midst of some autoerotic undertaking)."

Given that this guy was a pastor of a stuffy religion's church for 16 years, one wonders just how long that dildo was shoved up his ass. The whole grizzly scene summons to mind a line from the movie 'Basic Instinct': "It looks like he got off before he got off." And what's with the condom? Maybe he thought he was keeping his flesh pure that way.

But I can't imagine wearing TWO full diving suits in June... in Alabama of all places! I guess some like it hot...

Good to see you back in action, Aaron. I missed your blogging!!

Regards,
Dawson

olly said...

So what have we learned here today folks? AIR CONDITIONING IS ESSENTIAL TO FETISH PLAY! ;)

Oh, and you're being meme tagged Aaron:

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-olly

breakerslion said...

"Given that this guy was a pastor of a stuffy religion's church for 16 years, one wonders just how long that dildo was shoved up his ass."

LMFAO! (Dildo-free by the way!)


Sounds like the condom was all part of the rubber fetish. I'm almost sorry this guy did himself in. I would have loved to hear his explanation of what he was doing had he been caught in the act.

"No no! this is self flagellation! It has nothing to do with sex! They were all out of hair-shirts at the Masochist Boutique, and well, I guess I got carried away! I always was a sucker for a good salesman!"

wade419 said...

wow.

just wow.

This still kinda feels a bit like a setup, but bahnsen burner's excerpt says the authorities ruled that out. I mean, that's a bit much.

Then again, I guess autoeroticism has to be taken to the extreme for it to be deadly...

again: wow.

Anonymous said...

People are corrupt, but once again this says nothing of God.

Aaron Kinney said...

Re: Wade419,

Wow indeed.

You know, its funny when I see things like this happen. Being an atheist and anarchist, I most certainly dont believe that kinky rubber and dildo play is "immoral" or in any way wrong. The only problem with this situation is that this man spent much time and energy condemning such behaviour and trying to repress it throughout society. Was he perhaps projecting?

Wade419, I know that you are a smart guy, and I respect you. So I need to ask you, as one friend to another, do you sincerely believe that it is immoral and wrong for an adult male to pleasure himself with dildos and rubber and such? Whats wrong about it? Aldridge wasnt hurting anybody, not even himself. Clearly he was enjoying the act. So seriously, there is nothing wrong with it, right?

Indeed, by partaking in such actions, Aldridge was implicitly admitting that it is acceptable behaviour. Aldgridge's anal-dildo fetish is a refreshing change from the homosexual pedophilia that so many preachers have been engaging in lately. The only thing wrong with Aldridge's behaviour was not when he was fucking dildos, but when he was preaching against it!

Think about it, Wade419. Do you sincerely believe that rubber dildo play is immoral?

Aaron Kinney said...

Re: Anonymous @ oct 17,

People are corrupt, but once again this says nothing of God.

But it says something of his adherents. Aldridge was not a bad person. He wasnt doing anything bad when he was all rubbered up and fucking a dildo. He wasnt raping anyone; he wasnt harming anybody.

What this incident says, is that it is not immoral to fuck your own ass with a dildo, but it is immoral to persecute and demonize those who do it.

wade419 said...

Think about it, Wade419. Do you sincerely believe that rubber dildo play is immoral?

hm. good question. After some thought, I'm gonna put anal dildo play in the broader category of sexual self-stimulation, and go from there. Up front, I'm gonna say my thought is that there's nothing fundamentally *wrong* with the stimulation of yourself, but it becomes an issue when it messes with the rest of your life.

One of the hardest things about looking at self stimulation in a bad light is that, as you said, nobody gets hurt. If there's no harm in doing it, then...well, there's no harm in doing it, right? heh.

Well, my first thought is that in the case of Aldridge, someone did get hurt! Aldridge did - he died! So if you're going to take self stimulation to such an extreme that it is lethal, then that's definitely immoral.

Also, if you teach that homosexual stimulation is wrong, then hypocrisy is immoral, too. Sorry, Gary.

My second thought is gonna include the vast majority of self-stimulation that *isn't* causing physical harm to you. The way I see it, God made every part of us the way he did for a reason. (learning about our physiology is helping me appreciate just how amazing His work on us, and on all life, really is! but I digress...) So if we can be stimulated and it feels good, chances are there is some reason it feels good. It makes us want to have sex, of course.

But wait a minute - people get aroused when they are doing something other than having sex. Touching each other, touching ourselves, even seeing someone of the opposite sex walking down the street all start to stimulate us in a similar way as actually having sex. But...if God's purpose for the stimulation was only for sex, why is it present in all these other cases? Society has taken the "moral/Christian" view to be that all of those things are bad, all of them are immoral, all of them are sins. (i hope you know what i mean by the "moral/Christian" view...go with it) But I'm not sure that's exactly what God intended.

I'm gonna use another analogy, as I tend to do. I'm in college, and my mom is constantly harping on me to get better grades. So she's telling me that I need to make sure I don't spend too much time hanging out with friends, or playing video games, or wasting my time when I should be studying. But she doesn't mean that I should *always* be studying and that I should *never* do anything else. She wants me to moderate it, so that I get the best education that I can while still having some fun. It's okay to go out and do something else every once in a while (it keep s me sane), but my ultimate focus should be on my schoolwork.

It's exactly how I view self-stimulation. If we are happy when we are stimulated, then what's the problem, God wants us to be happy, right? Yes, but He also wants us to do something worthwhile with our life, giving us a full range of happiness (self-satisfaction, companionship, etc). If we start making our focus shift from doing something worthwhile in the world to self-stimulation, then we're going a bit too far. It has to be moderated so that the focus of our lives stays where it needs to be, on God's plan.

Yet even saying that resonates wrong with me somehow. When I say moderation, I don't mean that it's okay to masturbate once a day for 15 min, and then shift your focus back to your life for the rest of the day. Because then you've scheduled it, and you're making it a priority to stop and do something that selfishly takes you away from the productive part of your life. Do you see what I mean here, am I making sense? I feel as though the fact that we are stimulated isn't bad, and a guy shouldn't feel guilty for getting aroused when a girl walks down the street. He also shouldn't feel guilty if he touches himself and it feels good. Experimentation isn't bad, I feel that God made us rational so that we would be able to pursue the sciences and all that, and the same is the case for understanding our own bodies. But I guess the issue comes in when we take it to another level, and we seek out that stimulation for the sole (and selfish) reason that it makes us feel good, while our life goals are set on the back burner.

So - even now, I guess I've put two viewpoints out there that don't seem to totally mesh.

- One is that self-stimulation is okay because it makes us happy (just like other leisure activities), we just have to make sure we do it in moderation. As long as we aren't taken away from God's ultimate plan for our lives, it's not immoral.

- The other is that self-stimulation is okay, but only for experimentation - it's immoral seek out the pleasure. Since we are taken away from God's ultimate plan every time we specifically seek out anything that's not in His plan, it's only okay in experimentation.

Hrm. My thought is that some sort of combo of the two works best. The fact that we as humans are not perfect makes me shift toward the first, but the fact that God wants us to be perfect and holy anyway makes me shift toward the second. I guess in an ideal world the second viewpoint would hold, and that's what I feel we should shoot for. So maybe it's immoral to seek out the pleasure, but if you mess up (which people invariably will) it's best to simply refocus our thoughts and actions on God's productive plan, and realize that the time spent in self-stimulation was time wasted selfishly.

So my brainstormings on the matter have been unloaded into this post, hopefully you all can make sense of it.

~Wade

Aaron Kinney said...

Re: wade419,

hm. good question. After some thought, I'm gonna put anal dildo play in the broader category of sexual self-stimulation, and go from there. Up front, I'm gonna say my thought is that there's nothing fundamentally *wrong* with the stimulation of yourself, but it becomes an issue when it messes with the rest of your life.

Bravo wade! Dont take this the wrong way, but I thought that you would most likely condemn it a priori. But you proved me wrong, and Im glad you did. Thank you for approaching the question critically and independently. :)

One of the hardest things about looking at self stimulation in a bad light is that, as you said, nobody gets hurt. If there's no harm in doing it, then...well, there's no harm in doing it, right? heh.

Well yes, if youre just doing it all by yourself, and you genuinely want to do it cause it makes you feel good, then it isnt immoral. Its nothing but a moral and solitary fulfillment of ones values!

Well, my first thought is that in the case of Aldridge, someone did get hurt! Aldridge did - he died! So if you're going to take self stimulation to such an extreme that it is lethal, then that's definitely immoral.

You have a point, but I dont know if Im convinced here. I mean, Aldridge surely didnt intend to die in the act. He was old (could have been heart attack or something), and he was also in the middle of what was clearly a very enjoyable activity for him. I can think of quite a few worse ways go die than how Aldridge went.

At the risk of giving out too much info, I can confidently say that I cant think of a better way to die than dying while partaking in a favorite activity, especially a sexual one.

Oh I almost forgot! There is one other response to your "So if you're going to take self stimulation to such an extreme that it is lethal, then that's definitely immoral," charge. And that is the argument of quality vs quantity. The quality of one's life is not solely measured by its duration. In other words, I would rather live in bliss for 20 years than live in misery for 80 years. Obviously, the length of ones life is a significant factor in measuring the quality of said life, but it is not the only factor.

Also, if you teach that homosexual stimulation is wrong, then hypocrisy is immoral, too. Sorry, Gary.

I agree with that most definitely, wade! Just to be clear (and perhaps repeat myself), I am not against Aldridge having rubber dildo sex, but I am against his lip service that condemns gay sex, while he implicity endorses it while in the privacy of his own dildo-filled home.

My second thought is gonna include the vast majority of self-stimulation that *isn't* causing physical harm to you.

If you want to get really technical, it can be argued that EVERYTHHING you ever do is physically harmful to you. Life is 100% fatal, after all.

The way I see it, God made every part of us the way he did for a reason. (learning about our physiology is helping me appreciate just how amazing His work on us, and on all life, really is! but I digress...)

Incidentally, if humans arose by natural processes instead of Godly creation, would that make human life more or less "amazing"? I would imagine more, wouldnt you?

So if we can be stimulated and it feels good, chances are there is some reason it feels good. It makes us want to have sex, of course.

But wait a minute - people get aroused when they are doing something other than having sex. Touching each other, touching ourselves, even seeing someone of the opposite sex walking down the street all start to stimulate us in a similar way as actually having sex.

of course they do. Its associative stimulation, kindof like how Pavlov's dogs drool when they hear the dinner bell, even if no food is detectable.

But...if God's purpose for the stimulation was only for sex, why is it present in all these other cases? Society has taken the "moral/Christian" view to be that all of those things are bad, all of them are immoral, all of them are sins. (i hope you know what i mean by the "moral/Christian" view...go with it) But I'm not sure that's exactly what God intended.

I definitely agree, and Im glad you see it that way. Its fairly obvious that, assuming God exists, he would not have intended us to repress ourselves and feel shame about the harmless and throughly enjoyable expressions of sexuality.

I'm gonna use another analogy, as I tend to do. I'm in college, and my mom is constantly harping on me to get better grades. So she's telling me that I need to make sure I don't spend too much time hanging out with friends, or playing video games, or wasting my time when I should be studying. But she doesn't mean that I should *always* be studying and that I should *never* do anything else. She wants me to moderate it, so that I get the best education that I can while still having some fun. It's okay to go out and do something else every once in a while (it keep s me sane), but my ultimate focus should be on my schoolwork.

Good analogy, but I must disagree with your conclusion. The ultimate goal is not to do schoolwork, but to attend to the responsibilities and values in your life, including your schoolwork and your video game time etc...

When I say moderation, I don't mean that it's okay to masturbate once a day for 15 min, and then shift your focus back to your life for the rest of the day.

Moderation is key, I agree. But obsession and repression both are harmful. Ive written numerous times on my blog that indulgence (moderation) leads to satisfaction, while repression (not doing it enough) leads to compulsion (doing it too much, and in unhealthy ways).

So my brainstormings on the matter have been unloaded into this post, hopefully you all can make sense of it.

I did, and thank you. It seems to me that you are still not 100% sure about your position, but the possibilities you are entertaining so far seem pretty reasonable for a Christian ;)