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Mel Gibson's Church -- Shutting Down Mass Services

12/9/2010 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson's mega church is putting the brakes on all congregational services because of a picture that was taken on church grounds this weekend and then passed on to TMZ.

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Sources connected with the church tell us ... Gibson was "extremely concerned about the invasion of privacy." One source adds, "He is not just concerned that photos of his daughter were taken at the church, he is concerned for the privacy of his parishioners."

Members of the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura, CA received an email notice from church honchos yesterday which read, "There will be no Masses here at Holy Family Chapel until further notice."

Our sources tell us, however, that limited services will continue to be provided. In fact, a service was conducted yesterday -- the Holy Day of Obligation  -- for long term parishioners.


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136.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

maybe there are illegal activities going on at the church and thats what he is concerned about..some of those ummmmm churches are actually nasty nasty places where the work of sick evil twisted people are doing the devils work..hmmmmmm

Posted at 10:19 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by MIDNIGHT TOKER

from reading just some of your posts i think your post could describe your home.


Posted at 10:24 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by BlancheDevereaux
smoking pot is not evil or twisted,,,just illegal in some places..
churches like maniac mels like to cut the heads off of rabbits,marry off young girls to the old dudes in the church,slave labor.All of which I am sure goes on there,thats why mel is closeing the door..
should not a church be open to anyone...not just a chosen few..seems god meant them to be

1323 days ago
137.

Firefly    

I think that it was a teenager with a cell phone. Some parishioner brought along their kid that probably saw an opportunity to make a little extra money. Probably didn't realize the consequences of his/her act. You may never know who did it unless one of this teens so called friends decides to make a few extra bucks by going to a rival site.

1323 days ago
138.

BlancheDevereaux    

oh rats, thanks Maya 28!

i love everything winter. cold, rain, ice, sleet, snow. anyone who has it and doesn't want it, send it to ME!

1323 days ago
139.

Tellthetruth59    

@Azlee - here is what probably happened. Ox got someone to take the pictures. She knew the people that attended that parish. She probably paid that person a few shekels. The person sent the pics to Ox and SHE sold them to TMZ for big bucks. So the person that took the pictures is both stupid, poor and evil. I hope they are reading this.

Posted at 9:47 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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you have now officially crossed over to Team LUNATIC with sweet'tard-the-banned, squeakyholmes, IA and krapola

Posted at 11:37 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by TMZgossip
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I take it you don't like my theory. Mo accused us of not being very imaginative. I was trying to prove her wrong *g*

1323 days ago
140.

Bruno    

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I think that it was a teenager with a cell phone. Some parishioner brought along their kid that probably saw an opportunity to make a little extra money. Probably didn't realize the consequences of his/her act. You may never know who did it unless one of this teens so called friends decides to make a few extra bucks by going to a rival site.

Posted at 11:39 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Firefly
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I think so, too. The picture quality (or lack thereof) suggested a quick snap with an iPhone.

1323 days ago
141.

Bruno    

{Hands midnight toker a pizza to keep his hands busy}

1323 days ago
142.

BlancheDevereaux    

MIDNIGHT TOKER~ I'm not talking about your smoking pot.

again, your posts don't paint a good picture of your home life.

1323 days ago
143.

Tellthetruth59    

smoking pot is not evil or twisted,,,just illegal in some places..
churches like maniac mels like to cut the heads off of rabbits,marry off young girls to the old dudes in the church,slave labor.All of which I am sure goes on there,thats why mel is closeing the door..
should not a church be open to anyone...not just a chosen few..seems god meant them to be

Posted at 11:39 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by MIDNIGHT TOKER
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We haven't cut a head off of a rabbit in YEARS in my parish. We've come a long way.

1323 days ago
144.

mark    

passed on?

what's that? you mean "sold", maybe?

"picture taken on church grounds and then passed on to TMZ"

what kind of language was that?

say "sold" and we all understand.

1323 days ago
145.

azlee    

I didn't know all the churches did it.
interesting. thanks.

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Newsflash: If you want to attend ANY Catholic or Orthodox Church an "application process" is customary. It is not necessarily a form filling exercise but it generally involves meeting the priest, attending catechism classes and generally agreeing to the doctrines set forth by that Church in order to be considered for inclusion as a member.

1323 days ago
146.

Babushka    

smoking pot is not evil or twisted,,,just illegal in some places..
churches like maniac mels like to cut the heads off of rabbits,marry off young girls to the old dudes in the church,slave labor.All of which I am sure goes on there,thats why mel is closeing the door..
should not a church be open to anyone...not just a chosen few..seems god meant them to be

Posted at 11:39 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by MIDNIGHT TOKER

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Smoke some more weed, put on some Bob Marley and meditate on the fact that even Bob Marley converted to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a year before he died. He is considered a wonder-working Saint by most Ethiopians and many other Orthodox peoples from many lands.
Personally, from what I have read of your posts, only St. Bob would have the patience to deal with you and take you under his saintly wing.
So, here goes: Blessed Berhane Salassie (his baptismal name) pray for Midnite Toker to put down the pipe long enough for his heart to be softened and converted through your music of peace on earth, and redemption songs.

:)

1323 days ago
147.

Bruno    

We haven't cut a head off of a rabbit in YEARS in my parish. We've come a long way.

Posted at 11:43 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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You don't? Then what's the fun of going to church? My church still plays with snakes, so we have some entertainment.

MT is proof that pot does rot the brain.

1323 days ago
148.

NICOLE    

It's discouraging, shameful what people they do for money. They can sell their own children or relatives just for a few bucks. This country is going down in terms of moral issues. Too bad..;) ;)

1323 days ago
149.

Babushka    

I didn't know all the churches did it.
interesting. thanks.

_
Newsflash: If you want to attend ANY Catholic or Orthodox Church an "application process" is customary. It is not necessarily a form filling exercise but it generally involves meeting the priest, attending catechism classes and generally agreeing to the doctrines set forth by that Church in order to be considered for inclusion as a member.

Posted at 11:44 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by azlee

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You're welcome. My pleasure.

1323 days ago
150.

BlancheDevereaux    

We haven't cut a head off of a rabbit in YEARS in my parish. We've come a long way.

Posted at 11:43 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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You don't? Then what's the fun of going to church? My church still plays with snakes, so we have some entertainment.

MT is proof that pot does rot the brain.

Posted at 11:45 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Bruno

We only eat life chickens on the first Sunday of the month.

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