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Another far right anti-gay guy turns out to be a big huge homo

Michael Voris, founder and president of St. Michael’s Media and Church Militant, has resigned at the request of its board of directors, the Catholic media organization confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Reports of Voris’ ouster initially surfaced Tuesday morning.

“We understand this is a shock to you all, but our founder and former CEO is stepping aside and focusing on his personal health,” the statement added. “The Board of Directors has chosen not to disclose Michael’s private matters to the public. The apostolate will be praying for him, and we kindly ask you to do the same.”

Translation: he got caught being a big 'mo

More about this creep:

He’s hosted MTG for interviews in which the pair agreed that the Catholic Church is “satanic” under relatively moderate Pope Francis.

Voris last year also briefly employed fellow homocon “ex-gay” Milo Yiannopoulos to flog Catholic bric-a-brac on the site’s home shopping channel.

He declared that violence is always an option when dealing with the enemies of the Catholic Church.

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by Anonymousreply 94February 24, 2024 6:11 PM

He was kinda cute when I (vaguely) knew of him when he was gay in the ‘8Os.

by Anonymousreply 1November 22, 2023 4:04 AM

r1, when did he turn into a batshit crazy religious freak?

by Anonymousreply 2November 22, 2023 4:07 AM

He was in my orbit so briefly, R2, that I can’t answer your question. But he has been associated hard-core religion for a very long time.

by Anonymousreply 3November 22, 2023 4:10 AM

If I married him I'd be Doris Voris.

by Anonymousreply 4November 22, 2023 4:23 AM

Bump

by Anonymousreply 5November 22, 2023 7:24 PM

Was Milo Y. blackmailing him?

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by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2023 6:08 AM

Milo is cray

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by Anonymousreply 7November 23, 2023 6:09 AM

Voris' face looks like he is on "the meds."

by Anonymousreply 8November 23, 2023 2:20 PM

R8, yep

by Anonymousreply 9November 23, 2023 3:14 PM

[quote]Voris last year also briefly employed fellow homocon “ex-gay” Milo Yiannopoulos to flog

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 10November 23, 2023 3:17 PM

What normal person would ever work with Milo?

by Anonymousreply 11November 23, 2023 3:24 PM

Amateur.

by Anonymousreply 12November 23, 2023 4:10 PM

Was it fucking Milo that got him bounced for breaking the "morality clause"?

Ew, who would go near Milo?

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by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2023 4:00 AM

Forgiveness tax write ✍️ off -forgiveness bleed the beast(Federal Government)

by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2023 4:18 AM

Where's his "I don't like mens no more" moment?

by Anonymousreply 15November 27, 2023 7:24 AM

Judging by his face, poz as well.

by Anonymousreply 16November 27, 2023 7:42 AM

^ lol!!!

by Anonymousreply 17November 27, 2023 6:05 PM

Great hair!

by Anonymousreply 18November 27, 2023 6:08 PM

I wonder if Tammy Cruise and this guy go to the same wig store?

by Anonymousreply 19November 27, 2023 6:10 PM

R16

Seems that is the case.

Fell for the lure of sex? A sad sad road to hell.

by Anonymousreply 20November 27, 2023 6:15 PM

"Comically Bewigged"

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by Anonymousreply 21November 27, 2023 6:30 PM

I am intrigued by this “sodomy clock” mentioned at r7.

Can I find this at Target?

by Anonymousreply 22November 27, 2023 6:40 PM

MY LANDS! Do they road test Cadillacs on his face?

by Anonymousreply 23November 27, 2023 6:42 PM

Detroit Free Press had a great article on Voris several days ago.

I imagine he hates living in Michigan these days because the state legislation expanded the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBT communities back in March, the attorney general is a lesbian who dances in the streets at pride parades and the governor is the proud mom of a lesbian.

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by Anonymousreply 24November 27, 2023 7:09 PM

That’s early protease inhibitor face.

by Anonymousreply 25November 27, 2023 7:18 PM

He blamed abuse in the Catholic church on gay people

Fuck him

by Anonymousreply 26November 27, 2023 7:27 PM

Were both holes filled?

by Anonymousreply 27November 27, 2023 7:35 PM

R26

To be fair a lot of RC priests are gay men. In some ways the seminary is a form of pray the gay away conversion therapy for catholics.

by Anonymousreply 28November 27, 2023 7:37 PM

[quote]In some ways the seminary is a form of pray the gay away conversion therapy for catholics.

It’s more a don’t ask, don’t tell sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 29November 27, 2023 7:47 PM

[quote]That’s early protease inhibitor face.

That was my first thought when I saw his photo.

by Anonymousreply 30November 27, 2023 7:51 PM

So what was it? Fraud finds the most traditional grift in American history: religious nuttiness? Or did a bad breakup send him down this sad and stupid road?

by Anonymousreply 31November 27, 2023 8:41 PM

I’m a constituent, yet I never knew Whitmer had a gay daughter.

by Anonymousreply 32November 27, 2023 8:45 PM

It’s almost like Whitmer understands that playing iidentity politics and pandering for woke points isn’t the way to win elections in a Midwestern swing state.

by Anonymousreply 33November 27, 2023 8:50 PM

R28, but the reason for all the abuse in the church isn't just the fact that gay priests exist. That's what homophobes want to believe

by Anonymousreply 34November 27, 2023 9:47 PM

R33, wtf? Supporting your gay kids is called being a decent human being, not "identity politics"

by Anonymousreply 35November 27, 2023 9:48 PM

Does anyone have "early protease inhibitor face" anymore? Can it be fixed once it sets in? I remember every late 40s, 50 year old gay man in NYC had that face from the late 90s until about 2015. I don't see it anymore. That and the crix belly. Why do you think Satan in South Park looks like he does?

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by Anonymousreply 36November 27, 2023 9:51 PM

R33 Whitmer's lesbian daughter has been mentioned a bit more in the media in the past year. The daughter was at the bill signing event for the Elliot Larsen Act expansion back in March. Later, when Michigan banned conversion therapy and Whitmer signed it into law, she mentioned the daughter in a press release and how she wanted Michigan to be a more welcoming place.

If one of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Lauren Boebert, Ron DeSantis, or Nikki Haley's kids came out as gay, the kid would shipped off to a conversion therapy camp or disowned by the parents.

by Anonymousreply 37November 27, 2023 10:08 PM

She should be mentioning the LGBTQIA2++ child every time she opens her mouth.

by Anonymousreply 38November 27, 2023 10:39 PM

Oh shut up Jamie Lee. You and your daughter are attention whores.

by Anonymousreply 39November 28, 2023 12:59 AM

Michael Voris was featured in the documentary Building a Bridge which focused on Catholic priest James Martin who has been doing outreach work with gays and lesbians in the Catholic church. Voris appeared in the documentary to slam Martin and other gay-friendly Catholics.

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by Anonymousreply 40November 28, 2023 3:38 AM

^ Off-topic but I noticed that Building a Bridge was produced by Martin Scorsese. That's cool of him!

by Anonymousreply 41November 28, 2023 3:41 AM

Asshole Voris appears around the :50 mark

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by Anonymousreply 42November 28, 2023 3:48 AM

Using Church Militant as boy brothel? Spreading HIV?

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by Anonymousreply 43November 28, 2023 4:00 AM

A disappearing witness?

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by Anonymousreply 44November 28, 2023 4:03 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a docuseries on the Church Militant scandals in a few years. If the not disclosing HIV status to sex partners rumors are true, I wonder if Voris could end up facing criminal charges.

by Anonymousreply 45November 28, 2023 4:24 AM

He sho is ugly!

by Anonymousreply 46November 28, 2023 4:31 AM

Hearing whispers that a current gay lover of Mike Voris is filing suit. Voris has been using CM donations for his affairs (travel, lodging, extravagant meals). Everyone knew and covered.

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by Anonymousreply 47November 28, 2023 7:11 AM

Voris looks like blonde more wrinkled version of Dr. Oz.

by Anonymousreply 48November 28, 2023 7:38 PM

Oh well, Michael, at least your Church Militant and Milo were able to create this beautiful nonsense before the sad and inevitable end of your collaboracion. Blessings of Our Lady upon you.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 29, 2023 2:20 AM

^ Who the fuck would buy all those tacky knickknacks from Milo?

by Anonymousreply 50November 29, 2023 3:07 AM

The TRUTH about demons! LOL.

(People thought this guy was straight? He looks like an aging WeHo bottom)

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by Anonymousreply 51November 29, 2023 3:10 AM

Owen wilson in 10 years

by Anonymousreply 52November 29, 2023 3:19 AM

[quote] ^ Who the fuck would buy all those tacky knickknacks from Milo?

The Church Militant shop probably appeals to the extremist conservative Catholic base that will fill up their houses with various statues, framed saint pictures wall hangings, rosaries, etc.

by Anonymousreply 53November 29, 2023 4:48 AM

It's nice that little Catholic ladies are buying knickknacks from obvious 'mos

by Anonymousreply 54November 29, 2023 3:58 PM

I bet his lover is a big, strapping young buck, too!

by Anonymousreply 55November 29, 2023 4:30 PM

made gay porn films!

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by Anonymousreply 56December 2, 2023 4:15 AM

What's the big deal? When a straight white man who transitions into a woman is conservative , nobody gives them any shit.

by Anonymousreply 57December 2, 2023 4:20 AM

"When a straight white man who transitions into a woman is conservative , nobody gives them any shit."

Everyone here hates Caitlin Jenner

And this isn't just about "being conservative" - he harasses pro-gay Catholics and says the church should be MORE homophobic

by Anonymousreply 58December 2, 2023 4:24 AM

lol this article on Milo hawking Virgin Mary statues which mentions Voris being an "ex-gay"

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by Anonymousreply 59December 2, 2023 5:07 AM

Shocker! The "ex-gay" is still gay

by Anonymousreply 60December 2, 2023 5:10 AM

How far the comically bewigged has fallen.

by Anonymousreply 61December 2, 2023 5:14 AM

Voris used his "ex-gay" spiel to pretty much con far right anti-gay Catholics. I wouldn't be surprised if others at Church Militant somehow get law enforcement to investigate Voris.

by Anonymousreply 62December 2, 2023 5:18 AM

Updates!: apparently "grooms" male employees and goes to Leather events

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by Anonymousreply 63December 3, 2023 8:47 PM

[quote]lol this article on Milo hawking Virgin Mary statues which mentions Voris being an "ex-gay"

Is it awful to wish that someone would end their own life?

by Anonymousreply 64December 3, 2023 9:50 PM

Another update:

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by Anonymousreply 65December 5, 2023 4:38 AM

Video going into all the allegations

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by Anonymousreply 66December 5, 2023 4:41 AM

He looks like a used up HIV+ meth user. That's what I see at least.

by Anonymousreply 67December 5, 2023 4:46 AM

"I just jacked off to your hot pic"

by Anonymousreply 68December 5, 2023 5:02 AM

Well we all know why Voris probably continued to live in Ferndale.

by Anonymousreply 69December 5, 2023 5:20 AM

[quote] It has been suggested that Voris did not disclose his HIV status before he and milo engaged in unprotected sex

Unless Votis was wearing a hood, the truth should have been painfully clear to “milo”

by Anonymousreply 70December 5, 2023 6:18 AM

looks like a crack smoking beach hobo

by Anonymousreply 71December 5, 2023 6:21 AM

R69

Fabulous Ferndale? The first city in the US to have an openly gay mayor.

by Anonymousreply 72December 5, 2023 12:49 PM

R68 I appreciate the post but not going to watch for 50 some odd minutes. Can you give us a Cliffs Notes version?

by Anonymousreply 73December 5, 2023 11:31 PM

^ The juiciest parts are that he was grooming young male employees, using his work phone to troll for dick and telling guys that he'd jack off to their hot pics. This is a guy who claimed to be an "ex-gay"....looks like he's still gay

by Anonymousreply 74December 5, 2023 11:37 PM

r66 I have to agree with r73.

I might watch a 9 minute video to find out what happened but definitely not a 49 minute video. Don't care about this enough to sit through such a long video.

Would love to hear the Reader's Digest version of the story, however.

by Anonymousreply 75December 5, 2023 11:37 PM

[quote] This is a guy who claimed to be an "ex-gay"....looks like he's still gay

Yup, like every other "ex-gay."

by Anonymousreply 76December 5, 2023 11:42 PM

[quote] Fabulous Ferndale? The first city in the US to have an openly gay mayor.

Yup. I watched the Building a Bridge documentary when it aired on Sundance or IFC a year ago. In one of the parts that featured Voris, he drove by some business in Ferndale (maybe a gay bar) that had pride flag out and said something about the "deviants" or something similar.

The Ferndale Pride Celebration looks to be a very fun event. Some pics from the 2022 event where Gretchen Whitmer, Haley Stevens, and other elected officials attended. Voris probably attended in disguise.

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by Anonymousreply 77December 6, 2023 12:44 AM

Am I the only one, after reading all this, that hopes MV receives knockoff meds from his cheap-ass insurance plan and finally succumbs to AIDS?

by Anonymousreply 78December 6, 2023 4:43 AM

Salon article from last month on Church Militant and Voris. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people involved in Church Military were January 6th rioters who haven't been caught by law enforcement.

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by Anonymousreply 79December 6, 2023 5:19 AM

^^I mean to type "Militant" not military.

by Anonymousreply 80December 6, 2023 5:20 AM

r79, Voris is a scary, self-loathing mofo

by Anonymousreply 81December 6, 2023 5:49 AM

He looks like he enjoys… vices.

by Anonymousreply 82December 6, 2023 6:11 AM

[quote]Fabulous Ferndale? The first city in the US to have an openly gay mayor.

It never looked that appealing on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."

by Anonymousreply 83December 6, 2023 9:20 AM

R83

Yes Fernwood Ohio and Ferndale Michigan so easy to mix the two up I understand your confusion. The one in Michigan has a Woodward Ave the other in Ohio does not .

by Anonymousreply 84December 6, 2023 11:03 AM

He's such a 'mo that he did a video called "Jesus and the gym"

Was he looking for Jesus in the locker room?

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by Anonymousreply 85December 15, 2023 2:58 AM

R85 he was screaming “oh god” in that locker room.

by Anonymousreply 86December 15, 2023 3:11 AM

More info about Voris, the anti-gay gay man who used the whole Church Militant grift to fund his lifestyle. Fired for sending shirtless photos to "young single men" in the organization.

Someday historians will track how much of the extreme-Right, Christo Fascist movement that has taken hold of courts, state legislatures, school boards... was led by hypocritical scum. So much of it is a scam.

Also, I bet many of Voris's shirtless pics made those single young men throw up in their mouths.

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by Anonymousreply 87February 24, 2024 4:05 PM

Voris is a fug. I'm betting he and others at Church Militant end up in prison for financial crimes.

by Anonymousreply 88February 24, 2024 5:05 PM

Link below to access WaPo article linked by R87.

From there you can click on to one of the photos Voris sent to young, male employees and associates.

Voris is a self-loathing dirtbag.

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by Anonymousreply 89February 24, 2024 5:22 PM

Maybe, I should start working on a limited series script about Michael Voris.

by Anonymousreply 90February 24, 2024 5:43 PM

Big story on Michael Voris in today's Washington Post. Sorry it's behind a paywall.

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by Anonymousreply 91February 24, 2024 6:08 PM

In his 17 years as a self-appointed enforcer of what he viewed as traditional Catholicism, Michael Voris developed a go-to strategy for taking on his targets: accusing them of being gay.

The head of far-right website Church Militant, Voris often claimed the Catholic church was secretly run by an “international gay-crime syndicate.” In a 2020 webcast, he referred to the Black archbishop of Washington as a term many viewed as both a racial and gay slur, provoking an outraged backlash from church scholars and officials.

“Are you homosexual, yes or no?” Voris demanded in 2017 on a typical episode of his online show, in which he monologued furiously about a prominent Jesuit priest with liberal political beliefs. A year earlier, Voris had floridly repented for his own past relationships with men, calling homosexuality abhorrent.

Over the past decade, Church Militant also waged war on secular liberals and moderate Catholics, but most emphatically on LGBTQ+ people and causes. It was Voris’s platform for publicizing photos of a gay church employee in San Diego with his husband after they were already facing harassment, and raising money to support a priest who was removed from his job after burning a rainbow banner. Church Militant had more than 300,000 YouTube subscribers, dozens of employees, and listed $3.6 million in annual revenue in its 2022 tax filings — thanks in large part to donations raised by its charismatic founder.

Then it all came crashing down. In November, Voris resigned over what his board described as a breach of Church Militant’s “morality clause,” with no other public explanation of his offense.

Interviews with staff and documents viewed by The Washington Post, though, reveal that employees had complained that Voris had sent shirtless workout photos of himself to Church Militant staff and associates.

On a Dropbox account typically reserved for matters such as the syllabus for an online class about the book of Ephesians, these new images stood out. Employees speculated that they had been uploaded unintentionally from Voris’s phone along with business documents meant for staff viewing.

Voris and Church Militant did not respond to requests for comment. Days after his resignation, several staffers were laid off and escorted out of their suburban Detroit offices. In a Dec. 15 email to supporters, its board acknowledged Voris was embroiled in an unspecified “scandal,” and said it has launched an independent audit of his financial management. (cont.)

by Anonymousreply 92February 24, 2024 6:09 PM

(cont.) Voris is a former local television reporter who was raised Catholic but committed himself more deeply to the faith after his mother died of cancer 20 years ago, he has said. In 2006, he launched Church Militant under the name “Real Catholic TV” — a name it kept until 2011, when the Archdiocese of Detroit asked the fractious outlet to drop “Catholic” from its name.

It found its footing in a conservative strain of American Catholicism rebelling against Pope Francis’s liberalization efforts — especially recent measures signaling greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ people, such as granting permission for priests to bless same-sex couples. In 2014, Voris railed against a decision to allow gay organizations to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and fumed a year later after openly gay comedian Mo Rocca delivered a reading at a mass officiated by Francis in New York.

“He was convinced that everything had to be destroyed in the Catholic Church in order for everything to be rebuilt,” said Alejandro Bermudez, the former head of Catholic News Agency, now a consultant for Catholic media outlets, who described Voris as a “flamethrower.”

Church Militant hit a new level of prominence after what some Catholics have dubbed the 2018 “Summer of Shame,” when the church was deluged with new sexual abuse allegations. Voris ratcheted up his attacks on issues of sexuality.

“He knew he was going to get eyeballs on content that was controversial in nature,” said Marc Brammer, an early Church Militant investor who has since distanced himself from Voris.

And as a supporter of then-president Donald Trump, Voris bolstered his profile with other conservative figures. Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon hailed him as a “fighter,” and he hosted friendly interviews with MAGA power players like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and American Conservative Union head Matt Schlapp.

But Voris’s own personal history frequently complicated his stance on gay people. In 2016, he publicly acknowledged on his show that, decades earlier, he had lived an “extremely sinful” life of “live-in relationships with homosexual men.” Voris said the admission was meant to preempt attacks from his enemies within the church and that he was no longer in sexual relationships with men, having come to “abhor all these sins.” (cont.)

by Anonymousreply 93February 24, 2024 6:10 PM

(cont.) Voris kept up his attacks on LGBTQ+ people even after his admission about his own past, and Church Militant continued to grow. But the workout selfies brought old questions about Voris’s sexuality back to the surface — in addition to raising concerns about workplace harassment — for a conservative cohort that largely disapproves of homosexuality, according to ex-employees and three letters from staffers to Church Militant’s board that were reviewed by The Post.

Former employees told The Post that the dozens of shirtless images that showed up in the office Dropbox account appeared to have been uploaded accidentally, and that someone at the organization took quick steps to shut down access.

In early November, fellow Church Militant webcast host Christine Niles warned the board that Voris had also sent pictures directly and apparently intentionally to other men, including some of his employees. (In April, a rival personality on far-right Catholic Twitter had already called out Voris for his alleged selfie-sharing habit, posting an image he had obtained of Voris photographing himself shirtless at a gym and asking why the Church Militant leader was sending “half-nude selfies to his young, single male employees.”)

“I’ve learned Michael has been in the habit of sending shirtless selfies to multiple men inside and outside the apostolate,” Niles wrote in the letter, announcing her resignation, a copy of which was reviewed by The Post. “They reveal an unhealthy obsession with his physique, not to mention the terrible optics — particularly considering his former lifestyle.” She also warned that copies of the photos still existed on employee hard drives, posing the risk of a scandal.

A group of Church Militant employees sent their own unsigned letter to the board that same month, complaining that Voris had sent a selfie to a prominent potential donor that they believed had cost them a sizable contribution, according to a copy reviewed by The Post.

In a separate letter to Church Militant’s board also viewed by The Post, ex-employee Hunter Bradford said there was a “cult” of fear around Voris at the office.

Niles and Bradford did not respond to requests for comment.

“I don’t know if it was a gym bro thing or what,” Joe Gallagher, a former Church Militant employee, told The Post. (Gallagher quit in November 2022 after he said Voris accused him of plotting a coup against him.) “A whole bunch of young guys got them, I know that.”

After Voris resigned, Church Militant sold two of its office buildings in late December, according to court records. But the organization remains in financial jeopardy. A lawsuit from a priest suing Church Militant for defamation in New Hampshire is scheduled for trial in March.

In its December fundraising email, the board said that “the Evil One” had taken a “huge bite” out of the company, suggesting the whole outlet could collapse without more donor support.

“We would hate to lose this place to the Devil,” the fundraising email read.

Yet after years of Voris’s scorched-earth tactics and dancing around controversy, few of Church Militant’s old supporters seem to be mourning the loss of its leader.

“Nobody is saying ‘Oh, what a shame, so sad,’” said Bermudez, the Catholic-media consultant. “Nobody, not one.”

by Anonymousreply 94February 24, 2024 6:11 PM
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