Thursday, June 18, 2015

Remnant ROCOR Blog Co-Administrator Discovered in Gay On-line Chat

WARNING: The matter discussed in this article includes documented references of an individual's public internet chat conversation related to homosexuality and other sexual acts. While JTO would agree that such a matter is better dealt with in private, this post confronts a matter that is already an on-going public scourge on the Body of Christ. 

A simple Google Search has revealed that Minas Michael Christie, co-administrator of the Remnant Rocor blog, has participated in a public chat forum using vile jokes, perverse humor, vulgar homosexual references, perverted sexual acts, and profanity. Christie, who has a multiple arrest record, and was recently served a Cease and Desist letter by a Nashville Attorney for copyright infringement, is co-administrator on the Remnant ROCOR blog along with Joanna Higginbotham of Oregon and Father Gregory Williams of Tennessee. Both Christie and Higginbotham were the focus of an August 2014 JTO expose' that exposed Christie's criminal record and both he and Higginbotham's vitriolic internet conduct. Father Gregory Williams, who is an ArchPriest under Bishop Agafangel, is the priest of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church and is the publisher of Saint John of Krondstadt Press in Liberty, Tennessee. Gregory currently lists himself on his Google profile as a co-administrator on the ROCOR Refuges blog, the original name of the Remnant ROCOR blog that now links to the new site. When asked about his relationship with Christie and the blog, Father Gregory offered this comment: 

"There is NO relationship between me and Minas Michael Christie. He's bought a few books over the years, and that's it... I am not a "co-administrator" of ANY blog anywhere, though I believe in the distant past Joanna listed me as a "contributor" or something of the sort on at least one of hers. I'm not even that (though once in a while she asks permission to post something I've written)...If you know of something on Google which I don't, I'd certainly like to find it, know how it got there -- and destroy it. If it's there, it obviously has wrong, if not outright forged, information..."

Although Father Gregory claims "NO" relationship with Christie and suggests the only knowledge he has of Christie is that he bought a few books- "that's it", he issued a subsequent, seemingly contradictory comment. In the comment he says, "I don't know him and have never had any meaningful association with him... I've seen a fair amount of stuff he's written and don't much like any of it."

JTO provided Father Gregory with the link to his Blogger Profile and a screen capture showing that he is currently an administrator of the blog. The Blogger Profile allows Father Gregory to directly contribute articles, edit, delete, and in other ways manipulate the particular blog, without the permission of another, the same administrative ability as that of  Minas Christie and Higginbotham. Both Gregory and Higginbotham's Blogger Profiles and the original blog were established in the same year, 2008. Christie's was created in 2009. Whether or not Father Gregory created the Blogger Profile, or it was forged as he suggests, or he simply forgot that he established the Blogger profile, a 2012 e-mail exchange between JTO and Father Gregory, confirms that Father Gregory has been aware for years that his name and the name of his bishop, Agafangel, of the Russian Church Abroad, has been prominently displayed on the Remnant ROCOR blog, along side Minas Christie's name. Apparently, Father Gregory had forgotten about the 2012 e-mail when he issued his recent comment to JTO, attempting to distance himself from involvement in the Remnant ROCOR Blog. Even though Father Gregory's "though I believe in the distance past" comment (above) seems to suggest he was ignorant of the matter and had no role in the blog, Gregory's 2012 e-mail contained a copy of a letter he was sending to Higginbotham indicating his direct involvement. In the letter, Gregory recommends removing Christie's name as an administrator, (only) because he was not under Agafangel, but allowing him to contribute articles. The letter also mentions rewording (but not removing) the use of Bishop Agafangel's name so the blog does not appear to have an "episcopal blessing." Gregory's letter does not contain a request for his own name to be removed. In a recent written exchange between JTO and the Russian-speaking Bishop Agafangel, the bishop indicated that he was unaware of the Remnant ROCOR and had never heard of Higginbotham.

Whatever Father Gregory's official role in the Remnant ROCOR blog may be or may have been, evidence shows that both he and Higginbotham, who, although she lives in Oregon, is one of the parishioners in Gregory's Tennessee church, are today both fully aware of the on-going character issues that surround Christie, but have yet to publicly denounce his activities or disassociate themselves from him. With the revelation of Christie's vulgar, gay on-line chat, anyone can readily assess just who this man is and get a clearer picture of the perverse and ungodly conduct that he publicly presents to the world as a whole.

Christie's own blog, Journey To Knuckleheads From The Underworld,  makes predominant use of mocking memes from copyrighted photos he has illegally used. In one instance, he posts a copyrighted photo of a Bishop tonsuring a Reader, with captions suggesting the Bishop is looking for lice. In another post he uses a stolen photo of a dark-skin priest with racist captions in the form of Ebonics so as to mock the man's ethnicity. He has posted a photo of a nine-year-old Orthodox boy, mocking his masculinity, saying, "he looks like a little girl." One photo is that of a clergy's face Photoshopped in a toilet bowl full of feces. In other photos Christie has given the clergy red "demon eyes" or has placed Nazi-swastika looking symbols on their cassocks. He also mocks individuals using photos of their sacrament of marriage, their chrismation, and of them chanting during Liturgies. He also makes use of stolen family photos of clergy's wives, their children, and their grandchildren mocking their appearance or otherwise denigrating them. Christie's blog contains 100's of such examples, is laced with profanity, and contains fabricated accusations about Orthodox clergy, which Christie calls "parody." And, in a most threatening act, Christie posted photos of what he thought was the house of an orthodox clergy, with instructions on how to find the clergy's address. With this, Christie's character seems clear, but what is not clear is why the Remnant ROCOR blog, Father Gregory Williams and Joanna Higginbotham, continue to endorse and, in some instances, even participate with this man in his conduct.

An article that Joanna Higginbotham wrote to recommend Christie's KFTU blog still remains on the Remnant ROCOR blog, as does a permanent link, under the heading, "Member Blogs". The link previously had the disclaimer, "caution: satire", but that has been replaced with the word "humor". Ironically, Christie also mocks a fellow member on the Remnant ROCOR Member Blogs list, Anastasios Hudson, using the same method of stealing a copyrighted photo and placing derogatory captions on it. Remnant ROCOR blog also publishes periodic links to individual posts of Christie's blog. and continues to publish comments by Christie on various Remnant ROCOR articles. Higginbotham also participates on Christie's libelous and defamatory blog, calling out clergy by name as being demon-influenced, or as being narcissists or psychopaths. On his blog, Christie states that he gets assessments about posts from, "my friend Joanna Higginbotham." Higginbotham has, at least once, re-posted one of Christie's stolen, altered, and mocking photo's on the Remnant ROCOR blog.

Although Father Gregory denies any prior active administrative duties with the Remnant ROCOR blog, he cannot now deny being fully aware of the very public connection of both his and his Bishop's name to that of Minas Michael Christie, and the activity of his parishioner, Joanna Higginbotham. In any case, it would be unconscionable for either Father Gregory Williams or Higginbotham to continue to associate with Christie in any way, especially on a public, Orthodox-related forum, and particularity in light of the new revelation of Christie's public, perverse, gay chat.

After Father Gregory was given the opportunity to comment and was provided documentation that he had requested, JTO offered to send him a link once this article was posted. Father Gregory responded:

"No further comment. I'm not interested and will not pursue any link."

Christie's internet gay chat took place on the website called Greek City Cafe in mid-2014. The website bills itself as "Australia's Greek Website". The Remnant ROCOR co-administrator's vulgar and lewd exchange, which took place on one of the site's chat forums, was under the name MRXRISTIDIS, which JTO has confirmed is Minas Michael Christie's Google ID. (Some of his chat exchange can be found starting HERE, extending three pages on the forum). Here are some examples of Christie's vile exchange. Some words are redacted for propriety's sake: 

"***hole. I'd say it to your face and you wouldn't do a d**n thing about it. Go s**k your p***s you d**k."

"Whooshka (aka Malaka). isn't that you starring in this film, or is it just your life story? loser..." [Christie posts link to a gay film]
"Whooshka doesn't need mechanical sperm extractions as he does a great job at it manually...."

"I'm assuming your not. Why not come out, it's 2014 after all and you have lots of friends that have. We all know you hate the taste of fish and prefer cucumber."

"I hear you an Whooshka go out on the boat nights catching blowfish"

"Just testosterone having fun and games... nothing serious... I hope... I'm getting set 2 love..."

"The Whopper is still flame(ing) broiled however I hear it has extra special secret sauce... the annual Fag Fest was just held last weekend..."
"...because he's a little f****t b***h..."

"...He quickly graduated from novice to master baiter. He's now teaching his trade to his little buddy Whoooshka."

"nope... but it is interesting to know you that you are interested to meet me hahahahahahahah... I'm sure your interested but please don't get too excited and have a premature ejaculation..."

"You never got your jaw jacked? Oh forgot, you only had your butt jacked, that explains your confusion"
..."f**k all of least I have the "b**ls to use my real name...f**k you phoney b*****s..."

In 2014, at the same time Christie was co-administrator of the Remnant ROCOR blog, and having conversations on his own blog with Higginbotham, Christie was engaging in his lewd sexual conduct on the very public Greek City Cafe. Christie is married, with a young daughter, and JTO has confirmed that they are parishioners of a Genuine Orthodox Church in Florida. JTO can also confirm that Christie's priest recently asked him to take down his offensive KFTU blog. Christie refused to do so and continued posting within hours of that request.

More recently, Christie's internet conduct has produced legal action against him. JTO has confirmed that at least two attorneys, representing two clients, are in various stages of legal action against Christie for both copyright infringement and defamation and libel that he has published on his KFTU blog. Christie has even gone so far as to commit false impersonation by posing as a living Orthodox Deacon via a fraudulent Google ID. This possibly felonious act caused the real deacon to issue a Warning Notice as to Christie's conduct. In one instance, Christie attempted to post a comment on this JTO blog, posing as that deacon, using that false ID, to lure JTO Administrator, Nathan Lee Lewis into clicking on a link.

It seems that both Higginbotham and Father Gregory Williams would be wise to act now to assure that, by association, their names do not appear in any legal actions. But more importantly, for the cause of Christ and His Holy Church, Father Gregory Williams and Joanna Higginbotham, who serve Bishop Agafangel of the Russian Church Abroad, should flee the very appearance of evil and heed the words of Saint Paul:

"I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 

But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. 

Do not even eat with such people. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. 

Expel the wicked person from among you.”


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