Sent: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 23:03:35 +1100
Subject: Keep Isidore out of Australia!!
To whom it may concern:
Immigration and CItizenship
I am writing in regard to an individual named Stanley James Brittain, who I believe is
currently applying for a visa to live and work in Australia. He
is currently staying at the Serbian Orthodox Monastery
of St. Sava in Elaine, Victoria. While I am sure he has submitted a squeaky-clean visa
application there were a few
things I wanted to let you know about him before you proceed with this application. Some of this information may be
in your decision to either grant or deny him residency in Australia and will certainly affect the welfare of our Serbian Orthodox
In 2007 Stanley Brittain, aka Father Isidore or Archimandrite Isidore was admitted to the Guest House
Treatment Center in Rochester, MN. This is a
center for the treatment of alcoholism and addiction. Indeed, Fr. Brittain's
drinking problem had become quite chronic when in May of 2007 he appeared
drunk to services and then sexually accosted the very man who had been assigned by the diocesan bishop to care for him in his drunkenness.
Furthermore, Fr. Brittain then arranged a cover up of this assault and
the accuser was subsequently removed from his position in the church for blowing the whistle (Mr. Paul Sidebottom, the accuser,
can confirm this and can be reached in Wichita, KS at +1(316) 262-1673). Perhaps this man was a jilted lover of Father
Brittain, I don't know. He can clarify that.
It is believed that Father Brittain has a long established but
secret homosexual life in Anchorage, AK where he lived prior to coming to Australia (Fr. Daniel Andrejuk of Alaska whom we
understand has clear knowledge of Fr. Brittain's proclivities as they related to himself while they were both in seminary
can confirm this 1-907-240-1888). While his sexuality is of little concern to us, we have heard rumor that Fr. Brittain
may have the HIV virus and cannot afford treatment in the US and is thus looking for a country other than his own to
pick up the bill.
Because of Fr. Brittain's acute alcoholism (he has told a friend of mine that his alcohol addiction
was 'of the worst kind') it is almost certain that he will have a relapse. Statistically speaking, alcoholics of his type
almost NEVER maintain sobriety permanently. Does this mean that he will be entering detox and rehabilitation again at
the expense of the Aussie taxpayer? And unlike in America, church functions in Australia are liquor drenched. How in the world
will Fr. Brittain avoid the temptation to drink? And when he gets drunk next time, will he go after our young people? Because
of his oppressed sexuality, it is almost certain that Fr. Brittain will continue to act out in inappropriate ways: a grope
here, a feel there. Are our Aussie children safe with Fr. Brittain on the loose? We have heard that the seminarians
in Alaska were so afraid that their children might be at risk that they told them to avoid Fr. Brittain completely.
The Church that employed Fr. Brittain suspended him for abandoning his post (check with the Orthodox Church in America, Father
+1-516-922-0550 for the documentation of this). According to the rules of the Orthodox Church, a suspended
cleric cannot serve the church in any way,
yet, I hear that Fr. Brittain has been conducting services at the Elaine, VIC
monastery and that he has officiated at funerals. Is this in compliance with his current visa? I doubt it.
currently a lawsuit in the USA pending against Fr. Brittain filed by the man he accosted. Is Fr. Brittain simply coming
to Australia to flee the consequences of such a civil case? Mr. Sidebottom can also confirm the nature of said case.
His number is above.
None of this information is hearsay. There is ample evidence on the internet of Fr. Brittain's
various problems. I don't think that you shouldrecuse these points in your consideration of his visa application, even if
it is yet to be filed, particularly since he is here in Australia with the intention of remaining a permanent addition to
the Serbian Church. While we believe Bishop Nikolai would be of utmost use to the church here -- Brittain (or Isidore
as he is called) offers too much risk to warrant the inclusion of him in Australian residency.
More information on
Father Brittain (aka Archimandrite Isidore) can be found at ocanews.org
. There are numerous entries about Father Isidore on the site.http://www.ocanews.org/news.html
would provide a detailed chronology of said events. It might be further noted that Fr. Brittain worked to promote a
offender into positions of church authority and as a result is listed on the website of www.pokrov.org
: a site dedicated to the defense of the defenseless.
Concerned Serbian Orthodox Christians