[Ansteorra] Acceptable to the Crown - Was: Same-Gender Consort Proposal

Scott Fridenberg fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 07:39:12 PDT 2012

All entrants to Crown Tournament have to be acceptable to the sitting
Crown.  The Crown is under no obligation to explain why they find someone
unacceptable.  I am not privy to the behind the scenes discussions at Crown
Tournament, but as a long term player in Ansteorra my impression is that
the Crown's power to deny someone entry into the tournament has been used
very sparingly and generally quietly.  Since we usually require a letter of
intent to enter Crown, I would assume that if the Crown found someone
unacceptable, they would quietly let that person know before the event
rather than make a scene and publicaly embarrass someone at the event.  So
potentially people could be denied entry for all kinds of reasons, good and
bad, and very few people know about it, unless the person denied chose to
make a fuss about it.   If a Crown chooses to deny someone entry into Crown
Tournament, this action, as with any action they take as Crown,
could potentially damage their reputation or lead to unrest in the Kingdom.

I have never taken the opportunity to discuss with members of the Royal
Family their beliefs on when it is and isn't appropriate to use this power,
but I think it would be an interesting discussion to have.


On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Salvador Ordoñez <
salvadorthespaniard at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm confused... If someone is not fit to sit as crown, wouldn't that be
> obvious beyond the knowledge of the sitting king and queen?
> And to be blunt, we need to be adults when it comes to denying crown to
> someone: If they aren't fit, provide proof. If it holds up, no big. If it
> doesn't, and it smells like bigotry, then those denying someone the ability
> to fight for crown deserve ridicule. If it possibly a race thing, all but
> the fringe would agree on that.
> <snip>

> Salvador Ordoñez
> Derek Harris (via iPhone)
> On Jul 19, 2012, at 8:33 AM, Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner <
> BurgBorrendohl at valornet.com> wrote:
> > Too true, Robert!  Thank you for pointing that out.
> >
> > Ismet
> >
> > On 7/19/2012 8:23 AM, Scott Fridenberg wrote:
> >> It's worse than that.  You are correct that if a Crown rejects a
> same-sex
> >> couple for any reason they are going to catch crap for it, but if they
> >> accept a same-sex couple there is a good chance that they are going to
> >> catch crap for that from a different group of people.
> >>
> >> Robert
> >

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