Our Lady of Hermits
Evidently a priest wrote a post saying such a thing...
I would not administer Holy Communion to any Boy Scout coming up in uniform. They are now just as bad as the Rainbow Sash crowd and all other militant homosexualists. They would have to renounce their membership first and not wear their uniforms. - Source
The post is down now.
Kind of nuts?
People say the darndest things online. Frequently our emotions get the best of us and we post. Sometimes we've been alone with our thoughts way too long and we think we have something to say. I know! That's a description of me and my blog. God have mercy.
That said, I doubt I will ever understand how hermits can claim to be living an eremetical life while watching and commenting and actively participating in religious and secular life online? Those who claim to be hermits in our day, and I don't care how many theological degrees they have, must more than ever be careful of self-deception - and/or - what the Orthodox call spiritual deception [prelest]. Every Christian must be vigilant - but it is especially dangerous for ascetics and idiorrhythmic religious, or self-styled contemplatives.
No communion for you!