AB Elpidophoros “liked” Cindy Gallop’s post (below). Who is Cindy Gallop? A British-Chinese-born marketer, now a New Yorker, whose big accomplishment recently is a TED talk titled “Make Love Not Porn”!!! You literally cannot make this stuff up!! Unbelievable!!
By Nick Stamatakis
There is a reason why, 40 months ago, on the day of his election and about 3 months before his enthronement, I nicknamed Elpidohporos Lambriniadis, the newly elected Archbishop of America, “Elpidoktonos” – “Hope-killer”… At that time, acting wisely, I put a question mark behind his nickname, wondering whether he would prove to be a “hope-bearer” or a “hope-killer”… I was fairly certain about the answer then, but it did not take long for the new archbishop to confirm it: the day after his enthronement he named Karloutsos as the “Vicar General”, causing a storm of disapproval among the faithful… And he followed up with numerous positions that defied traditional Orthodox teachings, introduced novelties, and led the whole GOARCH, against the expressed will of the majority of that faithful, towards ecumenism and globalism… As a result, the faithful started abandoning the pews in droves…
AB Elpidophoros has been acting arrogantly, and I would say irrationally, believing that his theological mediocrity would be able to “modernize” a Church that by definition abhors “modernization”, defies novelties and sticks to its traditions – that’s Orthodoxy…
Truth be told, we had a clear signal of where he would stand on abortion when he spoke during the March for Life in DC last January 22 and he gave the most duplicitous speech ever, stating positions so incompatible only a Phanariot could put words on:
Helleniscope commented on this absurdity and Jackie Morfesis had a detailed post then, explaining the incompatibility of the archbishop’s positions with the Orthodox faith (link here).
Yesterday, as the Supreme Court’s decision became known, I was talking to friends and was wondering whether AB Elpidophoros would make a public statement. “If he is smart”, I said, “he would say nothing now unless he is ready to revert to fully supporting the sanctity of life”… But, my friends, the answer is that he is not that smart… He knew that the overwhelming majority of the faithful is against “Roe v. Wade”, and he knew that the faithful’s support is totally for the “sanctity of life”. Yet he could not help himself. He did not make a full public statement but he came out “liking” this post by Cindy Gallop. Who is Cindy Gallop? A British-Chinese-born marketer, now a New Yorker, whose big accomplishment recently is a TED talk titled “Make Love Not Porn”!!! (Link here) You literally cannot make this stuff up!! Unbelievable!!
And so AB Elpidophoros “liked” Cindy Gallop’s post on abortion which started with a major statement: “Pregnancy is more than thirty times more dangerous than abortion…”
To this momentous statement, we have only one answer: “How many times is stupidity more dangerous than abortion?” This could also be phrased as: “How many times is cruelty and faithlessness more dangerous than abortion?
I am exasperated by his Eminence’s callousness… I rest my case…
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