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After sex tape surfaces with male student, Bishop resigns for “peace of the church”

One of 52 bishops in the Romanian Orthodox Church has resigned after a tape surfaced featuring him having sex with a male student.

Corneliu Barladeanu, The Bishop of Husi, resigned at the end of a two-day Holy Synod, after which a statement was released that claimed he was leaving “for the peace and good of the church.”

Related: Pool Boy To Priest: Kindly Stop Sending Me Your Naughty Photos

As you might expect, The Romanian Orthodox Church is against homosexuality or anything related to gay rights.

To shed light on just how homophobic the church is, Lucian Ursuletu and Eugune Tifin write in The Primitive Discrimination that:

There is no such thing as tolerance. Anyone who wants an insight into the Romanian Orthodox Church’s attitude toward sexual minorities, only has to read the letter the Orthodox Patriarch sent to the Romanian Parlament during the discussions that led to the annulment of Article 200 in the Romanian Constitution which banned homosexuality. “Annulling this article regarding practices against the grain worries and makes us sad,” wrote the Patriarch. “The Church rejects unclean love, in order to promote and protect holy love.” Although two years have passed since the constitution was changed, the Romanian Orthodox Church maintains it’s position against the homosexuals.

“There is no such thing as tolerance in the church,” one Orthodox priest explains in Bucharest. “This expression does not exist for us.”

According to The Associated Press, “public furor” has erupted in Romania over Barladeanu and another scandal, which also involves a priest having sex with his male student.

Believers want more accountability in the church. While the outrage is at a fever pitch since the two cases involve homosexual sex, the church claims the bishop would’ve been “similarly chastised” if the sex acts involved a woman.

Oddly enough, Barladeanu will remain in the church as a monk, and refuses to comment publicly on the scandal, though he maintains his innocence.

Critics believe the Church shouldn’t released a stronger statement, and strongly suspect a “cover-up” in both cases.

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14 Comments

  • Kieran

    We’re literally everywhere.

  • ChrisK

    “unclean love” LMAO. This from a group of nasty pedo’s.

  • ChrisK

    “the church claims the bishop would’ve been “similarly chastised” if the sex acts involved a woman.”

    I’ll bet.

  • duglucas

    The poor student was just trying to take his “Holy Orders”

  • tdh1980

    The fact that in 2017 there still exist people beholden to this organized crime syndicate really boggles my mind, especially in the face of such blatant hypocrisy.

  • duglucas

    The Eastern Orthodox Church considers Holy Orders or ordination (known as Cheirotonia, “laying on of hands”) to be a Sacred Mystery and may only be conferred by a bishop. I think more than hands were being laid here and he somehow took all the mystery out of it while transforming the sacred to the profane.

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    next time, put subtitles on your videos. is that too much to ask?

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I once knew a Bishop from Husi; he forbade the consumption of sushi…oh. No. I must no! Redirect. Eh… By the synod’s day two, his vows slightly renewed, the monk now lives in seclusion. wha? h-f- ga.– sorry. I’ll make myself useful. The twaddle that churches have become. Lose the robes ‘n’ vestments, boys. Build rock walls to tire yourselves. Make yourselves useful. Build homes. Construct. What a load, your church, if serving others falls away.

  • Kangol

    A hypocritical religious close queen, big surprise there! Glad he was busted, but he probably isn’t the only one by a long shot.

    • Kangol

      closet queen

  • Bryguyf69

    So who made the tape…?

    And was the student hot…? :)

  • seaguy

    Homophobic churches are all the same full of hate and hypocrisy.

  • DCguy

    What a shock, a religious homophobe was a lying hypocritical self hating closet case.

  • GayRaccoon

    In Romania, there is a total hysteria about this case and a similar one – of Father Cristian Pomohaci, who is priest and a successful popular music artist. He supposedly made indecent proposals to a 17 years old boy. Such a great surprise! All day long, this case is presented on TV, mostly in a critical fashion, when we all know the Church is full of closet queens. Their sophisticated and beautifully designed give them away.

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