Posted by Christopher Johnson | Monday, October 8th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 23 Comments

Welcome back to This Week. My next guest is Governor Mitt...uh...who are you?










Hi, Jake. I'm Marc Andrus, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of California.



















What are here?









The issue of religious bigotry and extremism is far more important than some political candidate so I told that person, whoever he was, that I would be replacing him.




















Uh...I guess that's true. The issue of Islamic extremism continues to plague this country's...










Islamic extremism? What in the world is that? I was referring to the most important problem plaguing our world today. Christian extremism.




















Specifically to a recent incident that most Americans believe is the SINGLE most serious example of religious bigotry, one might even go so far as to call it religious violence, in the lifetime of everyone watching this program.











What might that be?









The fact that I was denied the opportunity to participate in the installation of Salvatore Cordileone, the new Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco.




















I heard something about that. If I remember correctly, the Archdiocese said you were late.










That's not true, Jake. I got there with time to spare. It says so on my blog.










What about the Archdiocese's claim that there was a mix-up? Wires get crossed at events like these all the time.










At an event involving hundreds of clergy that only happens every 10 or 15 years? That's not very plausible, Jake.










What do you think the problem was, Bishop?









It was obviously because of the Episcopal Church's uncompromising stand for the inclusion of gays and lesbians in all areas of church life.











Either that or those passive-aggressive insults in that letter to the Diocese you wrote had something to do with it.










What in the world are you talking about, Jake? I was being honest and forthright about our disagreements.










I don't know how Episcopalians do things but if I honestly believe and tell my next-door neighbor that his home decor blows and his kids are butt-ugly, I really don't have any right to complain if I don't get invited to his cookouts.











The two situations are not comparable. I was just declaring where I believed the Roman church was wrong.










The Roman Catholic Church is wrong.









That's correct.










Yet you wanted to participate in this consecration anyway.









Jake, how can the Roman church know where it is in error if we don't talk to one another?



















Actually, Bishop, I've heard other rumors about why you were late for this service.




















I read somewhere or other that you were sleeping off a major-league bender.




















Then how do you explain this?



















That was taken during an anti-war protest!!










According to you. But how are you...CHORTLE...holding up under the stress of this...CHORTLE...incident of religious...hee, hee, hee..."bigotry?"










What's so funny? And why did you make quotation marks with your fingers?










No reason. So how are you holding up?









This has obviously been a traumatic experience for me and for Episcopalians everywhere and we're all dealing with it as effectively as we possibly can.











How are you personally dealing with it?









NBC has green-lighted a fictionalized account of my ordeal so I'm heavily involved on the production end of that.



















I'll have a book out this fall. And the Episcopal Church has asked me to help them develop an anti-bigotry ad campaign.










I see.









The campaign is tentatively titled Bigotry Leaves Out Wonder and Makes Enemies and it will feature the talents of...










Bishop, that's all the time we have. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for your BLOW-ME ad campaign. Coming up next is our roundtable discussion. We'll be right back.









23 Comments to THIS WEEK

FW Ken
October 8, 2012

Ok, CJ, that was funny, but here’s what I really want to know: wasn’t the anti-war protest in purple cassock an entanglement of church and state? Wasn’t the sacred Wall of Separation breached?

Don Janousek
October 8, 2012

Brilliant, Mr. Johnson. A job well done!

Unlike this “bishop,” I learned about all this stuff back in Third Grade at North Ward Elementary School.

Snotty girl: Don, you stink. You’re a creep and I hate you. You’re ugly. You’re a dummy. I hate you. By the way, am I invited to your birthday party on Saturday?
Me: Uh……..

October 8, 2012

OMGoodness. He did mean a purple cassock. That pix has got to go on the bad vestments site. Now, I would understand how it could tempt someone to lose him.

On the other hand, put a large Clemson University Tiger paw on the back and smaller ones running up the front and some sort of redemption … nah, some sins are just beyond the pale.

Steve l.
October 8, 2012

I just wore out my scroll wheel!

Anne B.
October 8, 2012

Hmmm… so THAT’S what he looks like.

The “men who look like old lesbians” website hasn’t been updated for a while. Should we submit the Bishop?

October 8, 2012

I’m drawn to memories of my days singing in the adult choir (as a teenager, no less) at St Mark’s, Palo Alto, and being told that although the bishop at the time, Kilmer Myers, was alcoholic, he was really a neat guy.

Yeah, DioCal had it better back then.

Harmless Idiot
October 8, 2012

All be well. CNN is interviewing Vickie Gene…asking advise on the election !!

October 8, 2012

I’m EXTREMELY glad that Mr. Marc Andrus (NO “bishop” he as far as I’m concerned!!!) got to experience what he supposedly did – he deserved it in spades!!!!

Let’s hope that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (“Saviour Lion-heart”, if I translate the name from Italian into English) will INDEED PROVE to be the right medicine to cure his archdiocese of its utter infatuation with the worst possible dregs of modernism including Marxism!!!

[Specifically, I’m referring to the glorification of all possible sorts of sexual sin and license plus the blatant anti-Christianity and leftism rampant over in that EVIL city of “San Francisco” (how St. Francis must be spinning in his grave to see the monstrosity the metropolis named after him has become!!!) – if any city after Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s First Time on Earth deserves the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah in the West in our day, surely “Frisco” is the one!!…]

October 8, 2012

So, anybody wonder why this guy is twice-divorced and thrice-married? I can smell the narcissism from here.

The Editor
October 8, 2012

That’s not the same guy. Old Third Time’s the Charm is Barry Beisner, Episcopal Bishop of Northern California.

Lakeland Two
October 9, 2012

Thanks for the laugh! And from the comments, too!

BTW, Don J., are you sure that little girl wasn’t just showing “affection” by hitting you?

Lakeland Two
October 9, 2012

Sorry, Don J., meant Snotty girl insulting you. My memory of that age was that hitting was the same as liking and leapt from there.

Son of the South
October 9, 2012

Thank you. Thank you, Chris. The Episcopal church does so many things that make me want to cry. It is wonderful that you could turn one of those things into something that made me laugh.

October 9, 2012

Love the picture of the purple cassock on the ground. He likes playing the victim, apparently.

October 9, 2012

Isn’t it at all surprising to Andrus that after all that time he, KJS 1200 of their closest friends spent with “Spirit!!!” (TM-The Episcopal Church, 2006) in Indianapolis over the summer, that “Spirit!!!” did not see fit to intervene in this case and straighten things out for him?

Has it not yet crossed Andrus’ mind that the Lord’s will may have been done that afternoon?

Allen Lewis
October 9, 2012

What a jerk wad! I would run away if I saw him coming!

October 9, 2012

I was chuckling along until I came to the anti-bigotry ad campaign, and then I totally lost it.

God help me, I really could see such an inititative being proclaimed and acted upon, emanating from the diocese of California.

And I have a sneaking suspicion Bishop Andrus does not introduce himself as the Episcopal anything, but straight up as “the bishop of California”. Now, if he or his office did that to the archdiocese office, no wonder they might have gotten confused about giving him the time for the RC bishops’ procession (“Just be there for 1:45 p.m., Bishop, and we’ll line you all up”). The rest, as they say, is history.

Ed the Roman
October 9, 2012

Ehh, Fuinseoig, everybody at the Chancery would know that we don’t have a Diocese of California.

I have Episcopal friends (one a recent convert – yes, puzzling, given that she’s a straight Republican) but I won’t be bringing this up with them. I’m wondering if they’ll hear of it through any channel at all.

Scott W.
October 9, 2012

OMGoodness. He did mean a purple cassock. That pix has got to go on the bad vestments site.

And just to fan the flames:

October 9, 2012

Beat me to it, Scott W. Just saw the article mentioned on Fr. Z’s blog.

Ed the Roman, whatever about the chancery, I’d be confused that there is both an Episcopal Bishop of California and an Episcopal Bishop of North California. Well, I think I’ve extracted about as much mockery as I can out of the unfortunate Bishop Andrus, so whatever really happened will just have to wait for the NBC Special with tie-in book that Christopher mentioned.


October 9, 2012

… saw this one coming a mile away … it’s not like certain separated-Anglicans were asking Rome for an ordiariate or something (snark) … after all it’s all, and always about the Narcissiscopalians ya know.

October 9, 2012

@ “Sasha
October 8, 2012

“Specifically, I’m referring to the glorification of all possible sorts of sexual sin and license plus the blatant anti-Christianity and leftism rampant over in that EVIL city of “San Francisco” (how St. Francis must be spinning in his grave to see the monstrosity the metropolis named after him has become!!!)” –

The time has come for the organization for the “Separation of Church and State”, assisted by the ACLU, to demand that all the Spanish Catholic Mission place names in the entire south west of the USA be deemed to be in contravention of the purported provisions for the “separation of the church and state” of “the establishment” (a very specific meaning both at its writing and now) clause of the first amendment. They can then start with renaming San Francisco, Sodom, and Los Angeles, Gommorah.

Although the name that must most miff the secularists and most affront the devil must be Corpus Christi in Texas.

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