So Father, was that Metropolitan Valentine who did not agree with being defrocked? If so, wouldn't that be the equivalent to a person convicted in court not agreeing with what the judge and jury's verdict to a crime, leave the court room and commit the crime in another town?
Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on whether a crime was committed in the first place, and whether the trial was fair.
I'm neither a defender nor a detractor of Met Valentine. I don't know enough about the situation. I do believe his case was mishandled, and I do believe that ROCOR was wrong to reunite with the MP. That does not mean that Met Valentine is innocent or that he did not contribute to the problem, either. You can do your research on the internet and come to your own conclusions. From ROCOR's point of view, Met Valentine was deposed and returned to the status of monk. Whether that was fair or not is not my decision to make.