The far-right Catholic LifeSiteNews reports:
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.”
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Michael Voris finally came out as allegedly “ex-gay” in 2016 after years of attacking LGBTQ rights. At that time, I wrote:
Thanks in part to pressure from virulently anti-gay and comically bewigged Catholic activist Michael Voris, last week the Catholic Church fired its news service editor for tweeting against North Carolina’s hate law. Yesterday Voris posted a video on his website, Church Militant, in which he confesses that for most his thirties, he lived a sexually sinful life of “live-in relationships with homosexual men.” Voris claims that he makes this revelation because the New York Archdiocese has been plotting to out him over his past.
Back in 2010 I posted several times about Voris, his attacks on President Obama, on LGBT rights, and his call for a “benevolent Catholic dictatorship in the United States.” These posts prompted a JMG reader to write and tell me that he’d once been close friends with Voris, who, according to the reader, had been a producer at the CBS affiliate in Detroit.
The reader further shared that he, Voris, and Voris’ boyfriend at the time had attended International Mister Leather some time in the 90s. According to the reader, Voris had to lend him a leather item in order to comply with that weekend’s dress code at Chicago’s Manhole bar. I ended up not outing Voris because I couldn’t verify the reader’s story.
Voris first appeared on JMG in 2010 when he called for the above-cited literal Catholic dictatorship in the United States.
More recently 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 last appeared here in November 2022 when he declared that violence is always an option when dealing with the enemies of the Catholic Church.
— Mike Lewis (@mfjlewis) November 21, 2023
Jesus Christ hung on the Cross for the mistakes of all men. When discussing Michael Voris and Church Militant, I pray all media outlets and clergy will remember that.
Justice, yes. Torture, no.
— Joe Gallagher (@joegallag) November 21, 2023
Sorry, @Church_Militant, but unless you clarify the nature of the “moral failing” that caused you to oust Michael Voris, people are going to assume the worst, namely, that he began engaging in homosexual acts once again. And, frankly, who can blame them for assuming that,…
— LB236 (@thelb236) November 21, 2023
— LifeSiteNews (@LifeSite) November 21, 2023