Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More nonsense for a certain transsexual blogger

There is a certain transsexual blogger, who styles himself both a woman and an Orthodox Christian who from time to time feels the need to drop my name and the names of some other Orthodox Christians that he happens to disagree with politically, and make assertions that are pulled out of thin air. Most recently he has listed me among those who want to hide Romney's tax returns, and are "disciples" of Fr. Gleb Podmoshensky. First off, Romney was not my first, second, third, fourth, or fifth choice for the Republican nomination. Secondly, when Obama releases his college transcripts, explains why we traveled to Pakistan in his younger days, and let's us hear the tapes of his conversations, and those on his staff, with disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich about the sale of his Senate seat, then I will call for Romney to release more tax returns. Thirdly, Fr. Herman (Gleb) Podmoshensky was long gone from ROCOR when I converted to Orthodoxy in 1990. I have never met him, never exchanged a single word with him, and only caught a glimpse of him as briefly walked in and out of the San Francisco Cathedral at the glorification of St. John (Maximovitch) in 1994... and I only knew who he was because some of those standing around me knew who he was and pointed him out to me. I seriously doubt that any of the other people mentioned in the list, with the exception of Metropolitan Jonah have ever met him either -- and Metropolitan Jonah knew him when he was a priest in good standing in ROCOR. What is ironic is that this transsexual blogger complains about my politics and my alleged mixing of politics with Orthodoxy, but he is the one who consistently questions the Orthodoxy of those who disagree with him on purely political matters. I do not. If we are talking about abortion, that is a moral issue, and if you do not oppose abortion, you are at odds with the official position of the Orthodox Church. If we are talking about economic issues, I have my opinions obviously, but I never present my opinions as those of the Church except on matters that the Church has a clear position on.