"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."
I find it utterly reprehensible for those touting the virtue of another to have privately think, publicly state and then have the audacity to publish the comments quoted directly from OCA Truth. This is gossip regardless of the truth as it serves absolutely no other purpose then to embarrass, discredit, hurt and dishonor a person who disagrees with circumstances which are in rightly question.
This writer at OCA Truth who claimed on the one hand to recognize its irrelevancy sees fit to point out every unseemly detail. He speak about Mark's spiritual guide and discounts his commitment to the Great Church. This writer while claiming to be above moral impunity by not giving out the actual street address of Mark tells everyone how to find his residence and parish. This is sleazy intimidation tactics and it speaks far more to the sinister plots and networking at OCA Truth then Mark.
I do not defend homosexuality or sexual behavior outside of its blessed space: the marital bed. However I am more concerned with what others are hiding about there own health when they point to the leper in the room as justification for such grotesque finger pointing. The following are the traits and tactics utilized by political extremists. Please see my next entry for an in-depth breakdown.
"Mark Stokoe is openly gay and lives openly with his partner. Both of them are active in their OCA parish, which is pastored by Stokoe’s fellow Metropolitan Council member, Fr. Bobosh. Like many Orthodox Christians, I have known about Stokoe’s domestic arrangement for a while, but declined to make it part of this discussion, partly because I wanted to stay focused on the arguments, and partly because I didn’t want to “out” Stokoe, out of respect for his privacy. In the past week, however, I have learned that he is not in the closet at all."