The crazies are crawling out of the woodwork. Of course, they’re morally superior to us… we’re all gossips and we all refuse to recognise what great moral paragons Fathausen, Dahulich, Peterson, and Moriak are. Only a crackbrained child still shitting in their nappies could believe such arrant falsehood. One of the Cabinet just sent me a self-righteous screed by one Jonathan Meyers (smells like one of the ignorant Anglo konvertsy to me). We’re all persecuting Moriak, yadda, yadda, yadda. That’s utter and complete horse hockey from start to finish. He attacks others for gossip and name-calling, yet that’s all that this Meyers jabronie does in re his opponents. Let’s take the Sergeant Friday attitude, “Just the facts, ma’am”. Moriak’s first action was to feather his son’s nest. That is, he’s an unrepentant practitioner of nepotism. If such was his first action, he was telling the world, “I favour my family and friends, and to hell with the rest of you”.
Secondly, he persecuted Mark Stokoe. Whether Moriak likes it or not, or whether his konvertsy claque likes it or not, the Church has a nuanced attitude to homosexuality. When asked, HH said, “We respect all human decisions, including those regarding sexual orientation”. He went on to say that the Church reserves the right to label this or that “sinful”, but one must bear in mind that such actions are synodical in the Real Church. Individual bishops or priests can’t go against the consensus practise of the Church. Let’s look at the Mother Church (for its practise is better than the OCA’s… it’s not as often in the courts as Syosset is). The Centre is mostly concerned about homosexual propaganda and gay parades. The Centre does NOT excommunicate homosexuals. The konvertsy blather about that is wrong and comes from crook heterodox sources.
If you need to know how the Church acts in re a clerical homosexual, you need only look at the case of Nikon Mironov. He’s received high Church decorations from both Patriarch Aleksei Ridiger and Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev after his removal as bishop (that is, they both knew of his orientation). The Holy Synod removed him as a ruling bishop, but they didn’t defrock him… they allow him to be the honorary rector of a parish in the Moscow Oblast. That’s what the Centre does in re clerical homosexuals. It treats them on a case-by-case basis. As far as lay homosexuals are concerned, as long as they don’t raise a rumpus at liturgy or make the Church look stupid, everything’s copasetic. Hell, that’s how the old Metropolia treated homosexuality. Everyone knew who they were, and the priests and bishops all showed oikonomia towards them. That included Metropolitan Leonty Turkevich, a far saintlier man than this prelest-ridden Jonathan Meyers.
Thirdly, Moriak (along with Dahulich) is a notorious and obsequious lickspittle towards Fathausen. Everyone knows of Fathausen’s long dalliance with the deposed sodomite Podmoshensky… it was rather public. Everyone knows of Fathausen’s close association with the questionable HOOMies. Everyone knows of his ties to Peterson, Izzy Brittain, Bobby K, Nikolai Soraich, and Love BT. Everyone knows of his espousal of the Imiaslavie heresy (the late Fr “So Phony” Sakharov was the main proponent of that). In short, Fathausen’s no prize, and Dahulich and Moriak are both ambitious careerists who jumped from the ACROD to the OCA to feather their own nests. One commenter noted that Nicholas Smisko was glad to see these jabronies’ backs… one wonders what Vladyki Nicholas (a truly saintly man who knew when to have a brew or two… he wasn’t a pastor on the Lower East Side for nothing) knew what we didn’t.
In short, the konvertsy are scared that their fair-haired boy is heading for the scaffold. He is… for good and sufficient reason. If you don’t like the Real Church… leave it. It’s time to clean house. Fathausen, Moriak, and Peterson all deserve deposition… Peterson for his DUI arrest and allowing the suspended clergyman Izzy Brittain to serve, Moriak for nepotism and sexual abuse, and Fathausen for allowing Ray Velencia to sue Mike Regan without going through a Church trial first.
I’d say to the voters of the Midwest Assembly:
Remember Mike Regan! Fathausen did nothing to help this poor priest. Moriak did nothing to help Mike Regan, either… except to back up Fathausen and kick Fr Mike when he was down. That means that he’d do the same to you, at any time. He’s a treacherous weasel, as are his supporters. They want a public witch hunt and they want an auto-da-fé in the public square of all those that they dislike. That’s not the Orthodox way. That’s not the Metropolia way. That’s not the way that they do things at the Centre.
Gad sir, it ain’t Orthodox!
It’s time to take back the Church from these self-centred kooks. It’s time to unite Russian Orthodoxy here in the diaspora. It’s time to return to the good and modest ways of the Metropolia. It won’t be easy, it won’t be painless, and it won’t happen overnight. We’ve got WORK to do, kids.
God wills it.
Sunday 11 November 2012