Firstly, let’s have Love BT in all of his glory:
That you ascribe credence to the SIC report, Mr Michalopolos, makes it easy for me to say “Good-bye All!” today, the first day of my 81st year on earth. You elevate that piece of garbage, the SIC report, to the status of “historical record”. Actually, it’s like the “historical record” that President Obama is a Communist, a Hitler, a Muslim with an Islamic inscription on his ring, as well as a blatant, life-long homosexual with “Gay Code” on his ring, with lots more of the same to come. So, I’m not REALLY surprised that you’d believe that sort of thing. The link to that report has been published here for some time. I suppose Metropolitan Jonah has a refuge lined up in another Local Church and there’d be no point in the OCA granting him a stipend, he’s too young for a pension. I think he’s more than satisfied with the “career” he had in the OCA, and not a little relieved to be out of the spotlight as far as his personal life goes. So, Goodbye all, some of this journey was OK, but a LOT of it stank. That’s life. Sexual immorality is NOT at the root of what’s happening so publicly in the OCA, but still discreetly elsewhere. The elephant in the room is Unbelief.
Like all raconteurs, Love BT loves an audience. He’ll be back on his usual soapbox in a fortnight… that’s what happened the last time, no? However, there are some lacunae in the above rant. Firstly, I hear that JP’s trying to get into the ROCOR through his pal Potapov. That’s iffy at best… Potapov’s not as powerful (in Church terms) as he claims, and JP’s not bright enough to catch it. After all, Hilarion Kapral shitcanned that squiffy bunch of nuns in Maryland. That’s a sign that JP’s probably not wanted… Hilarion would take him in if he was an independent actor, but he’s a dependent liege of the Centre now. I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one.
Note this from Love BT:
Sexual immorality is NOT at the root of what’s happening so publicly in the OCA, but still discreetly elsewhere. The elephant in the room is Unbelief.
That’s only partially true. BT doesn’t want questions about Soraich, Brittain, Peterson, JP, Herman, and Feodosy… they’re all “interesting”, aren’t they? Tikhon Fitzgerald (“Love BT”) is tied up with all of them, and if they were to sink, so would he. As far as Unbelief is concerned, it’s mostly a problem amongst the First Families and the SVSniki. If you look at the actions of Lyonyo, Bobby, Piggy Iggy Burdikoff, Tosi, and Ray Velencia, you don’t find the actions of believers… you find the actions of very secular unbelievers (note their propensity to resort to legal action rather than using Church channels).
The main problems facing the OCA are concealment of sexual perversion amongst some of the clergy and rampant ignorance amongst the konvertsy (especially amongst konvertsy clergy). Unbelief comes in a distant third, if not fourth (“creative accounting” would take third place, I’d say). Tikhon Mollard lacks the fortitude and grit to deal with this. He’s a “nice guy”… we don’t need a “nice guy”; we need someone who’ll “kick ass and take names”. He’s had it too easy… Herman greased the ways for him from the beginning.
No… Love BT won’t be away from Monomuckos for long… he does need an audience, after all. Pass me the jug, I need a hit, and so do you…
Sunday 18 November 2012