Of course, Slowpoke Matusiak has an excuse why he didn’t post JP”s missive earlier… he had to go, hat-in-hand, to all the First Family pooh-bahs to get their “blessing” before he posted it. Isn’t it about time that such foolishness ended? I agree with Fr Nikolai in Moscow… it’s time for the OCA Holy Synod to act, smack down Fathausen, muzzle the First Families, and silence JP’s strident konvertsy rabble… otherwise, we’ll have no Church in future, full stop!
Finally, oca.org posted El Gordo’s little hate missive against homosexuals. Note well, it took them FIVE DAYS to do so. In discussing this with other Orthodox, it’s clear that such stridency is uncalled for and not in step with what the Church actually believes. In any case, the common consensus that I’ve heard is that JP’s a closeted poofter (along with his close pals Brum and Eliel)… and that his vehemence is a cheesy attempt to divert attention from his own glaring tastes in sexuality… don’t forget, his guru was the child abuser Podmoshensky, Fathausen stayed loyal to GP even after GP was (rightfully) defrocked for nasty doings. JP served openly with Izzy Brittain and he protects Benjamin Peterson… their notorious homosexuality didn’t bother him one little bit!
Here’s Moriak’s “me-too” anti-homosexual letter:
Note that Moriak said this:
It is unnatural and unacceptable to God!
The Church doesn’t use such Sectarian-style vehemence. Rather, His Holiness stated, very clearly, but very compassionately, “We respect all human choices, including those in human sexuality. We reserve the reserve the right to label this or that action sinful”. His Holiness is being responsible and “Honest to God”… El Gordo and Moriak are being hateful; indeed, their “revulsion” is redolent of Sectarian heresy (it smells of a vendetta against Mark Stokoe; it warns of a witch hunt against all those not affluent effluent “purists”). His Holiness shows compassion and shows his support of the “big tent”… the OCA radicals show a desire to limit the flock to a “pure elect”, a desire that’s Calvinist to the bone, it’s not Orthodox in the least. I also note that Michael Dahulich took a similar non-Orthodox hardline stance… is that why the ACROD let Dahulich and Moriak go? Throughout American Orthodoxy, the ACROD has a reputation for its sane and Christian “live and let live” approach… did it reject Dahulich and Moriak (and let them go to the OCA) for non-Orthodox fanaticism?
As a friend of mine wrote about JP, “I might be able to take it seriously and be less offended by it if it weren’t so disingenuous and hypocritical. You can’t possibly expect anyone to take it seriously when all Orthodoxy, including the OCA (and its hierarchy), is crawling with homosexuals. Of course, who’s homosexual or not isn’t any of my business, except for the fact that he, and the clergy of the Church, are in positions of power and authority, they’re teaching homosexuality’s a sin, when, in fact, they’re hiding their own sins, and hiding the church’s sins, all while doing great spiritual harm to the people. Truthfully, I’d much rather have a church full of openly-gay clergy, who’re also decent and moral human beings, than the group running the show now. Does he not see what an embarrassment the Church has become? Does he not see the harm? How can he put a letter like that out when he’s involved in keeping secrets himself? If his intent is to keep the chalice from unrepentant homosexuals, then, he must NOT permit unrepentant gay clergy to offer the chalice. I wish so badly that I could see a letter speaking out against clergy misconduct from him, the clergy, and the hierarchy of the Church that displayed a fraction of energy that his letter on homosexuality possessed. I’d give them a final bit of advice… ‘I’d really lay off the gay stuff now… it’s becoming obvious what the actual intent is’”.
I agree wholeheartedly with the above… I believe that most of you do so as well. If we don’t defend the “defenceless”, we’ll be next. Pastor Niemöller was right:
First, they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then, they came for the trades unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trades unionist.
Then, they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then, they came for me…
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
I’ll stand and I’ll speak up for the “sinners”… it’s what Christ would’ve done. Don’t forget, “Then, they came for me… and there was no one left to speak out for me”. It’s our Christian duty to oppose vicious hypocrites such as Fathausen… and any who stand for his hateful pronouncements. It’s time for the Holy Synod to defrock this bastard… use the pretext that he served with Izzy Brittain, guys… to openly attack homosexuals as he does (and I’m NO homosexual, mind you), yet, to serve with homosexuals who please him is a vile hypocrisy and deceit not fit for Christ’s Church. The Church has shown pastoral oikonomia towards lay homosexuals for centuries. Let’s not be led astray by Episkies who left their former confession because they lost a power struggle for control of the TEC… JP’s a former Episkie, isn’t he? Hmm…
Tuesday 2 August 2011