There are people who are not letting anything be swept under the rug. Some might even say that the people are not only checking under the rug but also under the floorboards. There was mismanagement of funds but it appears that the problem is fixed and more accountability is now in place. There are also other problems where if you went looking on this board alone, not to mention the other sites on the internet, you would find a plethora of information.
98% of this stuff has nothing to do with the average lay person who wants to go to church in Bloomington, IL.
Ironically, this stuff most certainly does have an impact on 'the average lay person who wants to go to church in Bloomington' (or Normal) Illinois. The OCA mission parish in Bloomington-Normal was shaken to its foundation in March 2007 with the suicide of Eric Iliff (SVOTS 2006), one of its founders. His family is still bitter at the criminal incompetence of the sham 'investigation' and the vicious and self-serving response toward their son from some quarters of the OCA's 'good old boys network'. http://www.pokrov.org/display.asp?ds=Person&id=247
Check out www.pokrov.org
for other cases (Katinas in Dallas, for example) that continue to get swept under the rug and the floorboards. Better yet, email one of the founders of Pokrov: email removed
The Orthodox jurisdictions still continue to fly under the radar, unlike the Roman Catholics who have faced withering press. The Orthodox simply do a better job covering up their dirty laundry ... at least for now. IF
the lid ever gets blown off and the soft underbelly of American Orthodoxy is thoroughly exposed to the light of truth and harsh publicity that say the Catholics and Episcopalians have endured, well ... things may become ... interesting.
Most certainly check out: www.ocanews.org
for the latest updates on the orgy of self destruction in the OCA related to financial mismanagement etc. etc. etc.
perhaps a little older, perhaps a little wiser, but definitely no longer naive ...
sassI think you are a bit naive when it comes to the ways of the internet. Never post an email address on a web page- this exposes the email address to webcrawlers which gather email addresses for spam purposes.
George (Global Moderator)