We won’t have Michael Voris to kick around anymore

I’ve featured Michael Voris several times here — he was the front man for an organization called the Church Militant, a small mob of disgruntled TradCaths, and Voris does a YouTube show called The Vortex which is usually him complaining about the gays, the liberals, the Pope, that sort of thing.

Michael Voris has resigned. Can you guess why?

I still don’t know. He rambles on about “demons” and “moral failings” and “horrible stuff” without dishing out any details.

Here’s another Church Militant weirdo who makes an empty statement on his resignation. Near as I can tell from this evasive complaint, Voris stopped praying with the staff a few years ago. Prayer is so important! No wonder he lapsed in some mysterious way.

We do know that he was “asked to resign for breaching the Church Militant morality clause,” so there was probably something sordid going on, like that he kissed a boy or donated to a social justice organization or, you know, didn’t pray enough. As much as I would be entertained by a tale of decadence and degeneracy, I suspect that his downfall was brought about by some simple thing that the rest of the world would find quaint, but that his insane community would have been horrified by.


  1. says

    Some years ago Voris released a mea-culpa breast-beating video in an attempt to get ahead of an exposé that was going to reveal his sordid past. He admitted getting immersed in homosexual “perversion” because he drifted away from his Catholic faith and had become vulnerable to the attractions of same-sex sin. Voris credited the constant prayers of his devout mother for drawing him back to faith and chastity. Although he doesn’t say it, I suspect Voris let himself backslide (despite Jesus having “cured” him of same-sex attraction years ago). The timing coincidence with Turkey Day seems apt.

  2. raven says

    We won’t have Michael Voris to kick around anymore

    If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn’t true.

    AFAICT, it is rare for any of these wannabe Inquisitors to disappear for too long.
    They always seem to be able to make a comeback somewhere somehow.

    I was trying to remember the disgraced Televangelist in North Carolina name, which is Jim and Tammy Bakker. Tammy Bakker seemed to make a real Redemption and died a long time ago and young. Jim Bakker went to prison for a long time, 5 years.
    “Bakker was released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody on December 1, 1994,[54] owing $6 million to the IRS.[55]”

    So where is he now?


    Bakker later remarried and returned to televangelism, founding Morningside Church in Blue Eye, Missouri, and reestablishing the PTL ministry. He currently hosts The Jim Bakker Show, which focuses on the end times and the Second Coming of Christ while promoting emergency survival products. Bakker has written several books, including I Was Wrong and Time Has Come: How to Prepare Now for Epic Events Ahead.

    Bakker is still on TV in Missouri and makes a lot of money selling survival supplies for the End Times.

    His 5 gallon buckets of survival food are highly recommended.
    “NPR 2015 Want to try evangelical survivalist food? Suit yourself. If the 50-day bucket seems insufficient, you can opt for the Year For Two Tasty Food Offer, a bundle priced at $1,100, or the Peace of Mind Final Countdown Offer with 31,000 servings of food for $4,500.”

    I could name a few other dubious fundie ministers who fell deep and hard and are still around. One is a creationist in Alabama who is a PZ fan.
    But I won’t.
    I don’t believe that if you say the names of demons, they will appear, but why take any chances?

  3. Snarki, child of Loki says

    Does the scandal involve wet-suits and ball-gags?
    I think it should involve wet-suits and ball-gags.

  4. microraptor says

    raven @8: I remember hearing that that stuff made MREs look better by comparison. And was more expensive that most of the competition.

    Really, canned food is better than most survival foods: shelf stable for years and you can eat most of it without needing to prepare it at all, while survival foods typically need to have water added and require cooking or reconstituting.

  5. microraptor says

    Also, the lack of fiber in those survival foods will stop you up something fierce! Makes sense, since Bakker is full of shit.

  6. wzrd1 says

    Well, fiber won’t be a problem here. Just put away the collard greens, cooked down a shopping bag full with a pair of turkey wings, onion of garlic and medium onion, touch of chili pepper and teaspoon of chicken bouillon.
    Waiting for the pie pumpkin to cool, cleaned it out and steamed it for pie tomorrow.
    Tomorrow will be Big Bird, home made cranberry sauce, collard greens, yams and later, pumpkin pie. I’ll start with the cranberry sauce, so that it can chill a bit.
    Oh, forgot stuffing, just store bought without buttering, as I’ll use the turkey juices to rehydrate it.

  7. Louis says

    @ PZ Myers* #3,

    Well, that’s me never sleeping again. Thanks for the mental image that will help me diet because I ain’t keeping food down from this point onwards.


    It should be a measure of my distress that I have not misspelt your name as per Tradition Since Time Immemorial (Or Talk.Origins)

  8. =8)-DX says

    Good to see Michael Voris’s career go * * makes Michael Voris Spiral Hand Gesture™ * * down the toilet.

  9. says

    I still don’t know. He rambles on about “demons” and “moral failings” and “horrible stuff” without dishing out any details.

    That almost surely means something far worse than donating to SJWs, or even straight consensual adultery. Something that can’t be forgiven right away, requiring him to pretend to be REALLY REALLY REPENTANT AND SORRY (and maybe go to some performative bullshit “therapy” thingie) for more than, say, a week, before popping back to insist he’s all “cured” or “forgiven” or “washed in the Blood of the Lamb.”

  10. Frank McEvoy says

    My faith in God is thus restored! I’m certain his hateful Church Militant will evaporate now that Voris is back dealing with whatever issues he’s dealing with. (The closet can get lonely, and the booze and the drugs eventually stop working.)

  11. cheerfulcharlie says

    These predatory clowns often never go away. Peter Popoff, exposed as a fake faith healer by James Randi is still around, and on TV. He peddles “Miracle Spring Water” to the rubes. And proclaims himself to be a prophet. Demented leprechaun Kennth Copeland is still around successfully begging for millions of dollars from the suckers. It is rare these grifters just go away.

  12. Alt-X says

    Haha brilliant. That guy was a smug a-hole. Banging out about atheists not having morals etc etc. it’s always the ones you think. :D