FAGGOT

The following email, with the above subject header, was received from wire465@protonmail.com this morning at Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s email account. This is typical of the dozens and dozens of messages tweeted to our Twitter account and editor Giacomo Sanfilippo’s personal Twitter account since we reported on the Trenham v. Sanfilippo lawsuit. This kind of messaging is directed not only at Mr. Sanfilippo personally, but at every LGBTQ Orthodox Christian, seeker, and inquirer. One wonders if this is the only kind of spirituality Mr. Trenham is capable of inspiring in his followers and supporters.

No_to_a_faggot

Hey faggot you’re a an absolute loser and you’re going to burn in hell for being a sodomite. You’re not an Orthodox Christian, you can’t be gay and orthodox Christian, you absolute fool. God willing you’re going to get sued until you are bankrupt. People join the Orthodox Church specifically because it doesn’t support sodomites and child rapists with AIDS like you and your fag friends. Fucking loser. Go fuck yourself you fucking fudge packer, have fun in hell for being a fag.

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PENNILESS STUDENT, INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ORTHODOX LGBTQI ADVOCATE SUED BY JOSIAH & CATHERINE TRENHAM, ST. ANDREW’S ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Clockwise from top:
St. Andrew’s Church (Riverside CA), Catherine Trenham, Giacomo Sanfilippo, Josiah Trenham

Orthodoxy in Dialogue has a record of publishing commentary on publicly accessible texts and videos produced by members of the Trenham household and outside sources. These include Trenham’s profile by the Hatewatch Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center for “one of the more virulently anti-LGBT speeches” (full video here) at the May 2016 World Conference of Families in Tbilisi, Georgia. See the extensive Josiah Trenham: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-21.

On Monday, July 19, 2021, pursuant to a court order allowing service to be effected by email, LiMandri & Jonna LLP of Rancho Santa Fe CA delivered a Summons and Complaint to Orthodoxy in Dialogue editor Giacomo Sanfilippo on behalf of plaintiffs Josiah Trenham, Catherine Trenham, Orthodox Christian Ministries, Inc., and St. Andrew Orthodox Christian Church (Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese) of Riverside CA, where Trenham serves as parish rector. The complaint demands a jury trial for ten (10) allegations.

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