UPDATED: A Warning: The Medieval Reenactment “Society for Creative Anachronism” (SCA) is a SEX CULT
We’ve probably all been to a Renaissance Fair or at least heard of people who go off on weekends and do Medieval/Renaissance role playing/reenactment stuff. People make their own costumes, many learn fencing and archery, and many also learn genuine artisanal crafts such as blacksmithing. Hey – that all sounds pretty cool, right? In this day and age, one could hardly argue with a person who instead of sitting in front of a TV watching mindless sports, or playing video games, goes out and actually DOES SOMETHING and interacts with other people right? Absolutely.
Enter the SCA, which stands for The Society for Creative Anachronism. SCA is by far the largest organization of Medieval “role playing”, which today has picked up the term “LARPing”, with LARP standing for “Live Action Role Playing”. The SCA was founded in ARSH 1966 in Berkeley, California (red flag number one) and today has tens of thousands of members in chapters all over the world. Members join and adopt a persona or character, and then live in this “alternative world” as their character at SCA camps and gatherings.
Here’s the problem. While SCA does in fact involve Medieval reenactment, it is also at its core a sex cult revolving around group sex, orgies, “swinging”, wife swapping, child sex, and all manner of truly sickening behavior. During the day, SCA camps and gatherings are basically Medieval LARPing, something that on the surface would appear to be family-friendly. After the sun goes down, SCA camps become orgies, with the participants still remaining in character. “What happens at SCA stays in SCA” to paraphrase the Las Vegas motto.