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Posted: 31 May 2007 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m just wondering…how did they find out she was selling them?

I love how she chose to quit playing the church organ (heh) so she could continue playing with her organ (ok I’ll stop now)

Priest Cans Organist for Sex Toy Sales
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NEW FRANKEN, Wis. - A Catholic priest has removed his church’s organist and choir director from her duties saying her sale of sex toys was not “consistent with Church teachings.”

Linette Servais, 50, played the organ and sung with the choir for 35 years. Much of her work as choir director and organist was done without pay. When her parish priest asked to meet with her, she thought it was to say thank you.

Instead, she was told to quit her sales job with company known as Pure Romance or she would lose her position in the church.

Pure Romance in Loveland, Ohio, is a $60 million per year business that sells spa products and sex toys at homes parties attended by women. It has 15,000 consultants like Servais.

She said her decision was not hard: She began working with Pure Romance after a brain tumor and treatment left her sexually dysfunctional. The job allows her to help other women who have similar problems.

“After I got over the initial shock, I prayed over this a long time,” she said. “I feel that Pure Romance is my ministry.”

The Rev. Dean Dombroski felt differently, removing her from the choir loft just before Thanksgiving and gradually taking away other church duties. Servais can no longer take pictures during First Communion services or lead the committee planning St. Joseph’s annual late-summer picnic.

Dombroski said he couldn’t discuss the situation because it involves personnel. But in a letter to his rural congregation, he wrote: “Linette is a consultant for a firm which sells products of a sexual nature that are not consistent with Church teachings. Because parish leaders are expected to model the teaching of our faith ... she could stay on as the choir director/organist or she could continue to be a consultant but she could not do both.”

Servais responded with her own three-page letter to church members, saying she felt compelled to help other women, especially those suffering from problems caused by cancer.

Many choir members quit in support, she said, and some have gathered at her home on occasional Thursdays to sing hymns.

“Father Dean made it sound so sinful,” she said. “There is so much more to this business than toys.”

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Posted: 31 May 2007 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh jeez.  I have friends who have invited me to parties like this.  I don’t go…b/c frankly I don’t want to know any of the details of my friend’s sex lives.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They are crappy toys apparently, not that I’d know anything about that *cough*

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Posted: 31 May 2007 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I say good for her.
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Posted: 31 May 2007 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sounds like an Ann Summers party to me. They have them AT UNI for the girls quite a bit. They rent out the top level bar and…well I don’t know what they do. They caught me before it got started. downer

Maybe I should have shaved. Or fixed my false breasts so they didn’t fall out when I bent over. Who knows?

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I don’t know why so many people get worked up by stuff like this.

I was set to have an Adultshop party but it got cancelled so my girlfriends and I went into the city for a girls day out where we went to the proper Adultshop. We had a laugh in there, plus I bought half the store. It was a great day. We’re all adults, adults have sex, it’s not exactly a secret. It amuses me that people in this day and age still consider sex to be taboo.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Renquist - 31 May 2007 11:12 PM

Sounds like an Ann Summers party to me. They have them AT UNI for the girls quite a bit. They rent out the top level bar and…well I don’t know what they do. They caught me before it got started. downer

Eh, they’re not that exciting…

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Nettie - 01 June 2007 12:29 AM

I don’t know why so many people get worked up by stuff like this.

I was set to have an Adultshop party but it got cancelled so my girlfriends and I went into the city for a girls day out where we went to the proper Adultshop. We had a laugh in there, plus I bought half the store. It was a great day. We’re all adults, adults have sex, it’s not exactly a secret. It amuses me that people in this day and age still consider sex to be taboo.


Now that’s a good continental sense there. wink

Sadly a lot of the UK is still very ‘No sex please, we’re British’. Especially a few folk I know. Last thing they’ll discuss is sexual matters, let alone sex toys. If the conversation were to move to that region one of them (in particular) would go “Oh we can’t talk about this there’s boys here”. Prude tongue wink

Same girl, in fact, who thought it was terrible that I noticed she had breasts. Which is odd. Seeing as they’re obvious, nice and on display all the damn time.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Really? They don’t talk about sexual matters?

We talk about that sort of thing all the time…

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Boo - 01 June 2007 12:36 AM

Really? They don’t talk about sexual matters?

We talk about that sort of thing all the time…


DON’T LEAVE ME WITH THEM!!! TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!

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Posted: 31 May 2007 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I always miss out on the interesting conversations.

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Posted: 01 June 2007 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Nettie - 01 June 2007 12:29 AM

We’re all adults, adults have sex, it’s not exactly a secret. It amuses me that people in this day and age still consider sex to be taboo.

For me, it’s not necessarily like a taboo thing…But more of a thing where I don’t want to think about what my friends are doing in their bedrooms…with others OR alone!  Sometimes the images just aren’t pleasant.

Although…I will say I never feel guilty when I leave the house w/ bite marks or hickies on my neck.  Maybe it grosses other people out…but I’m not really thinking about that.

Now that I’m obviously pregnant…People KNOW what I’ve been doing at home.  wink

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