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2013-04-14 04:31:44 PM  
Flog him!!!!
 
2013-04-14 05:23:23 PM  
FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.
 
2013-04-14 07:02:37 PM  
Well, that's unorthodox.
 
2013-04-14 07:07:02 PM  
White bishop or black bishop?
 
2013-04-14 07:26:54 PM  
FTFA: "Several priests in the diocese who do not agree with my support of traditional Orthodox practices and my firm stand on moral issues have used this incident as an excuse to have me removed," he told parishioners. "The loud voices of the clergy who did not want to be obedient to the hierarchy was heard."

So, It's OK to be in a sex scandal as long as people agree with you?
 
2013-04-14 07:36:50 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.


In the Orthodox Church, priests are encouraged to marry and have always been able to marry. Monks and Bishops are to be celibate. When you go through seminary you make the choice to go one route or the other. I hafta say that I wonder what woman looked at a 60+ Orthodox hairy-ass Bishop and said "Man, I've gotta get a piece of that."
 
2013-04-14 07:41:03 PM  

Somacandra: I hafta say that I wonder what woman looked at a 60+ Orthodox hairy-ass Bishop and said "Man, I've gotta get a piece of that."


She obviously wanted to bop the bishop, duh.
 
2013-04-14 07:42:04 PM  

Somacandra: Arthur Jumbles: FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.

In the Orthodox Church, priests are encouraged to marry and have always been able to marry. Monks and Bishops are to be celibate. When you go through seminary you make the choice to go one route or the other. I hafta say that I wonder what woman looked at a 60+ Orthodox hairy-ass Bishop and said "Man, I've gotta get a piece of that."


Maybe she has a diagonal uterus?
 
2013-04-14 07:42:05 PM  
A woman? That is highly unorthodox.
 
2013-04-14 09:16:39 PM  

Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?


red.
 
2013-04-14 09:25:56 PM  

Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?


Knight to queen's bishop 3.
 
2013-04-14 09:43:34 PM  

Earguy: Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?

Knight to queen's bishop 3.


Bishop jumps Queen.
 
2013-04-14 09:45:39 PM  

cubic_spleen: Earguy: Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?

Knight to queen's bishop 3.

Bishop jumps Queen.


pwned

/obligatory
 
2013-04-14 09:46:28 PM  
Did he blow his pope nose?
 
2013-04-14 09:47:25 PM  
In related news from the enquiry into child abuse in Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-15/support-group-calls-for-royal- co mmissioner-to-be-dropped/4628778

This is gonna be good.

/grabs popcorn
 
2013-04-14 09:54:07 PM  
"When he was placed on administrative leave last year, Matthias said he had been accused of "unwelcome written and spoken comments to a woman that she regarded as an inappropriate crossing of personal boundaries." Though he declined to speak to the Tribune, he said in his speech at Holy Trinity that he went through a battery of psychological tests at an institute in Georgia that concluded he was not a sexual predator."

 O, ffs.
 
2013-04-14 09:55:04 PM  
The sex vicar! Don't have the sex!

i.imgur.com

/We was too late
 
2013-04-14 09:55:53 PM  
In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.
 
2013-04-14 09:59:00 PM  
i2.ytimg.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-04-14 10:01:11 PM  
Thank God it was with an adult woman.

/so what, is he too good for the church's children?
 
2013-04-14 10:01:32 PM  
It is my hope that my stepping down will end the ordeal, allowing the diocese to move toward healing," he said. "I ask for everyone's forgiveness for my failings, my mistakes and sins. In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."

[lolwut?]
 
2013-04-14 10:03:49 PM  
It appears that the Sick tag is an irrational overstatement. Because the clergyman doesn't seem to have touched a boy or girl or attacked a woman or a man, if he only had "inappropriate communication," then he should only deserve a reprimand, it seems to me.
"I do repent of using poor judgment, of using inappropriate words that I thought were being received as humorous," he said.
He made a frat-boy remark??

Is there other info out there I'm unaware of?
 
2013-04-14 10:12:33 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: It appears that the Sick tag is an irrational overstatement. Because the clergyman doesn't seem to have touched a boy or girl or attacked a woman or a man, if he only had "inappropriate communication," then he should only deserve a reprimand, it seems to me.
"I do repent of using poor judgment, of using inappropriate words that I thought were being received as humorous," he said.
He made a frat-boy remark??

Is there other info out there I'm unaware of?


crappy article is crappy.  looks like it might have been repeatedly to many women but hard to tell.
 
2013-04-14 10:14:17 PM  

cubic_spleen: Earguy: Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?

Knight to queen's bishop 3.

Bishop jumps Queen.


It's good to be the king.
 
2013-04-14 10:15:56 PM  

Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?


A purple headed bishop.
 
2013-04-14 10:16:02 PM  

brandent: Huck And Molly Ziegler: It appears that the Sick tag is an irrational overstatement. Because the clergyman doesn't seem to have touched a boy or girl or attacked a woman or a man, if he only had "inappropriate communication," then he should only deserve a reprimand, it seems to me.
"I do repent of using poor judgment, of using inappropriate words that I thought were being received as humorous," he said.
He made a frat-boy remark??

Is there other info out there I'm unaware of?

crappy article is crappy.  looks like it might have been repeatedly to many women but hard to tell.


According to another priest in the facebook comments, it was something he "said in jest". So I'm guessing he called up a woman and said he wanted to take a shower with her and rub her all over with that falafel thing.
 
2013-04-14 10:18:32 PM  

you are a puppet: According to another priest in the facebook comments, it was something he "said in jest". So I'm guessing he called up a woman and said he wanted to take a shower with her and rub her all over with that falafel thing.


Or, as they would call it in the Catholic Church, "progress."
 
2013-04-14 10:23:46 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.


Well, they are Orthodox.  Not like those progressive Catholics.
 
2013-04-14 10:25:55 PM  

Somacandra: I hafta say that I wonder what woman looked at a 60+ Orthodox hairy-ass Bishop and said "Man, I've gotta get a piece of that."


Good point, but the allegation is " inappropriate communication with a woman".

Which in this case would be ANY communication with a woman.

/ Ewww, old man smell, ewwww
 
2013-04-14 10:34:19 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.


Priests are also allowed to get married.
 
2013-04-14 10:35:43 PM  

xkillyourfacex: In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.


Hardcore farkers love nothing more than to point out the failings of others. It's really all they have.
 
2013-04-14 10:48:13 PM  

xkillyourfacex: In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.


Awwwwwww, you poor, persecuted baby.
 
2013-04-14 10:50:22 PM  
He probably told her she was tighter than an eight year old.  I mean, when you think about it, that is a little inappropriate, right?  RIGHT?
 
2013-04-14 10:53:03 PM  

teto85: Flog him!!!!


You advocate beating the Bishop?

What next? Pounding the Pope?
 
2013-04-14 11:05:24 PM  
quatchi:

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2013-04-14 11:16:16 PM  

weltallica: quatchi:

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"forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Also, possibly, "I din't doooooo it!  Yer all MEANIES!  but I forgive you."
 
2013-04-14 11:34:27 PM  

weltallica: quatchi:

In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
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1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-14 11:50:11 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Come on Bishop, quit screwing around!
 
2013-04-14 11:54:35 PM  

jaybeezey: xkillyourfacex: In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.

Hardcore farkers love nothing more than to point out the failings of others. It's really all they have.


How would the "others" know they had failed if we weren't here to point it out to them?? Ever think of that? I believe we serve a valuable function: public, anonymous, possibly-missing-the-point shame.

Shame, shame, shame!
 
2013-04-15 12:00:49 AM  

TheBigJerk: weltallica: quatchi:

In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."
In turn, I assure everyone of my forgiveness."


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"forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Also, possibly, "I din't doooooo it!  Yer all MEANIES!  but I forgive you."


The bishop then added, "I realize everything I do is affecting the people around me. So I want to take this time out to apologize for things I have done, and things that have not occurred yet, and the things they don't want to take responsibility for."
 
2013-04-15 12:09:42 AM  

cubic_spleen: Earguy: Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?

Knight to queen's bishop 3.

Bishop jumps Queen.


i54.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-15 01:03:45 AM  

Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?


Bashed bishop.
 
2013-04-15 01:05:39 AM  

ciberido: xkillyourfacex: In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.

Awwwwwww, you poor, persecuted baby.


Wait, my own pity party here on Fark? Mission accomplished!
 
2013-04-15 01:57:11 AM  

Rreal: cubic_spleen: Earguy: Barfmaker: White bishop or black bishop?

Knight to queen's bishop 3.

Bishop jumps Queen.

It's good to be the king.


Hail to the king baby
 
2013-04-15 02:48:56 AM  

Somacandra: In the Orthodox Church, priests are encouraged to marry and have always been able to marry. Monks and Bishops are to be celibate. When you go through seminary you make the choice to go one route or the other. I hafta say that I wonder what woman looked at a 60+ Orthodox hairy-ass Bishop and said "Man, I've gotta get a piece of that."


Maybe he has the kavorka.
 
2013-04-15 04:24:48 AM  
First time in history a bishop mated a queen...
 
2013-04-15 10:27:52 AM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Arthur Jumbles: FTFA:On a leave of absence since allegations of inappropriate communication with a woman surfaced last August, Bishop Matthias, 64, would have celebrated his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this month.

With a woman? The Orthodox church is a lot different from the Catholic church, it seems.

Priests are also allowed to get married.


Wiki:
Orthodox priests are divided into two distinct groups, married clergy, and monastic clergy. In the Orthodox Church a married man may be ordained to the priesthood. His marriage, however, must be the first for both him and his wife. He may not remarry and continue in his ministry even if his wife should die.
 
2013-04-15 10:45:33 AM  

xkillyourfacex: In true MSM fashion (and now apparently Fark) simply attribute the word "scandal" to any random religious organization and you've got automatic, unwarranted stigma tied to that religion and its adherents. Way to go, Fark. You've Farked yourself.


While I am violently opposed to religion in general I agree with you on this one. Sexual harrasment at worst, probably someone who just didn't want to be asked out on a date by a bishop
 
2013-04-15 12:35:56 PM  
I have a friend who belongs to the Orthodox Church. In his mind it's okay for him to do drugs and bang as many girls as he wants but if I say "Goddammit" around him he gets mad at me.
 
2013-04-15 02:16:27 PM  
There's nobody we hate worse than the Chicago Orthodox Church of American, are the Chicago American Orthodox Church.   Bloody Splitters.
 
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