A highly-placed source within the Orthodox Church in America tells BreitbartUnmasked that Paul Lemmen, a convicted con artist and valor-thief who has attached himself to so-called ‘patriot’ III-percenter groups as well as the cluster of right wing crazies who obsess about Brett Kimberlin, has never been ordained in that church as he has repeatedly claimed.
By confirming that Lemmen “is not a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, nor to our knowledge of any canonical Orthodox jurisdiction,” Father John Matusiak leaves the career grifter to explain himself to those conservatives who still associate with him despite his well-documented record of fraud.
While it’s very difficult for an objective outsider to square Lemmen’s ‘man of the cloth’ persona with this ‘drawing’ that he has tweeted so proudly at least four times, Lemmen’s current peer group is rather fond of juvenile acts of Islamophobia.
— Father Paul Lemmen (@PaulLemmen) January 9, 2015
These days, Lemmen’s best friends are the trolls inhabiting William Hoge’s blog, who seem to consider Lemmen a reliable source in what has become the goofiest conspiracy theory on the internet.
Lemmen’s post-prison parole period officially ended yesterday, removing the last impediment to his scams, and for the last two weeks he had promised to release game-changing information against their enemies when that happened, but as usual it was just a confidence game.
We will update you if any of Lemmen’s pals turns on him for lying about being an Orthodox priest, but don’t hold your breath. This man has picked his latest marks well: they not only want to believe him, they will actively disbelieve anything BU says about him.
UPDATE: My prediction is fulfilled! Mr. Hoge is actively defending his belief in a career confidence man.
I’m not interested in playing twenty questions with Mr. Lemmen to learn which obscure sect ordained him. A succinct answer should be as natural as breathing. Every ordained person I’ve ever talked to can recite the specific story and circumstances of their own ordination as if by rote. Lemmen’s an elderly con artist who likes to put on a uniform and pretend to be some kind of exotic Christian. But is he a friar? A priest? A bishop? The story has changed at different times, so it’s hard to know exactly which story I’m supposed to believe. Mr. Hoge and Mr. Lemmen should come up with a simple story and stick to it.
I can’t wait to see which Lemmengs they lead over the cliff of denial.