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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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61.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

It was no more wrong for TMZ to buy the pics then it is for us to be viewing them/commenting on them.

BOTH are bad, but no worse than the other.

1422 days ago
62.

lhartwell    

Religion is for retards - Bill Mahr


Clearly, in this case. A church without mass? Who will be around to put money in the kitty? I mean, come on, isn't THAT what it is all about anyway?

Con artists 'flock' to churches to make money off of the, well, retards who give up their cash thinking they did right by Jesus this week. His name ain't Crefo Dollar for nuttin' folks. Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers....they are laughing the whole way to the bank driving nicer cars than any of us will drive. Yet, people still give them money!

Guess that is why its called a flock, none of them can think for themselves, the blind leading the blind.


They will be laughing at us in 100 years, the way we laugh at the folks from only 100 years ago. They will think its hilaroius that we "believed" in a poof that is suppose to be 'our soul' that made its way to some magical land where our soul lives forver and ever. The end. Nice fairytale, but not reality.

1422 days ago
63.

kp    

WOW This guy has so much influnce that he can close a church, is he the only one that belongs to the church you talking about. Is there other people that belong to this church?
His P R people are doing a great job and earn every penny that they are charging him.

1422 days ago
64.

don't make me laugh    

It was to grainy to be taken up close.Where the heck was that parishoner/in a tree?

1422 days ago
65.

Tellthetruth59    

@Kp - Gibson owns the church building just like he owns the house the grifter is squatting in. He can do what he wants with it. Open it, close it, sell it, burn it down... *g*

1422 days ago
66.

don't make me laugh    

Maybe the ox herself was up in a tree,you never know.Those long skinny deer legs hiking herself up in a tree near by.

1422 days ago
67.

yo    

MEL GIBSON OWNS GOD!

1422 days ago
68.

Tellthetruth59    

Maybe the ox herself was up in a tree,you never know.Those long skinny deer legs hiking herself up in a tree near by.

Posted at 10:40 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by don't make me laugh
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ROFLOL! The image of that was funny. The only thing that would inspire Ox to exert herself in that manner were if Mel's wallet and bank account numbers were at the top of the tree. Even then she'd get Herzog to do the heavy lifting.

1422 days ago
69.

jchiz    

who took the picture? Superman? definately taken from in the air. Small church by the way, how many people go there? 10 people?

1422 days ago
70.

don't make me laugh    

j/k but heck you never know,nothing seems beneath her.Okay mama, throw me the phone.

1422 days ago
71.

framed-heart    

Ha! So much for them being 'staged'. Go Mel!

1422 days ago
72.

azlee    

I thought so too don't make me laugh.

lol, we don't know what reponse they got to that email. I bet they won't be doing anything outside! The article does say they will have some services.

1422 days ago
73.

jchiz    

Oh and...KAHBLAHHHH!

1422 days ago
74.

don't make me laugh    

Just read what tell said,lol to funny,yet probably correct.

1422 days ago
75.

yo    

THIS PROVES MEL STAGES THE PHOTOS HIMSELF!

THEN HE SHUT DOWN HIS OWN CHURCH TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE DIDNT!

GO GO GO TEAM OJ

GO GO GO TEAM CHARLIE

GO GO GO TEAM MEL WHO OWNS JESUS!

MEL IS THE CONSUMMATE PHOTO SELLER HIMSELF AND CHURCH OWNER HIMSELF WHO DID IT ALL!

YAY MEL, YAY TEAM MEL FOR BEING PAID TO BE HERE!

HA HA HA YOU ALL RULE GOD!

1422 days ago
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