A bisexual priest in London, Reverend James Meredith Day, has been exposed of unholy activities after his estranged wife accused him of taking part in group sex and visiting gay associations.
The priest, who is reportedly involved in unholy acts for a couple of years, has been sacked from the Diocese of Europe after his wife, Birte Day’s exposition of his double life emerged.
The Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Europe heard details of the priest’s sexual antics which reportedly included four memory sticks containing pornographic images and explicit emails Rev Day sent referring to gay liaisons.
Mirror UK reports that after hearing a damning statement from his wife, Birte Day, the tribunal ruled his actions amounted to “conduct unbecoming and inappropriate” and banned him from ministry for life.
The report says there was also proof that the priest – who is also a psychology professor – took part in group sex, sought out sex with prostitutes, visited gay saunas and used a fake name to meet new partners.
According to his wife’s statement, “I had to protect myself by gathering evidence to show that he was not normal, because to others outside the marriage he projected himself to be a successful and respectable person.
“Between 2010 and 2011, I amassed four memory sticks of material. There were about 50 short films of men and women in scenes of sexual pleasure and orgies, at least 100 sketches of naked women being tortured and burned, a scene of a gladiator being hit and tortured, many images of naked young men and other sexually explicit
“One image I downloaded in 2011 was of my husband taking part in group sex,” she said, referring to an email she had found from Day to his friend in which he wrote:
“You must never desist on account of my priesthood. It has nothing to do with my perfection and all to do with vocation; perhaps I should send you photos from a gangbang I participated in to assuage your guilt.”
Continuing, Birte said she also found business cards suggesting her husband was visiting gay saunas in Brussels, New York and Italy.
“He became increasingly open about his sexual addiction. He often said the two most important elements in his life were God and sex and in order to remain anonymous, Day created email addresses for himself under different names and identities.
“In one email he used the alias ‘Henry Olsen’ to arrange a meeting with a woman known as Amanda in Brussels who charged €130 for one hour.
“When I confronted him about ‘Henry Olsen’, he did not deny using the fake name.
“I think he wanted to hurt me with his sexual activities and was making me feel guilty as I was just not good enough.
“He was trying to make it appear that his sexual practices and behaviour were normal. He was not embarrassed that I knew about his sexual activities outside our marriage, and he readily admitted to them.”
The Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Europe, however, concluded Day’s behaviour was not criminal, but that standards for the clergy “must be different”.
It said: “We are satisfied that the possession of the material on his computers and the seeking of or taking part in sexual relations with others while married was conduct unbecoming and inappropriate.”
Day did not attend the tribunal but didn’t contest the proceedings and in an email he claimed he had collected “dozens of letters” that would “cast serious doubt on the credibility of his wife”.
He said “criminal charges” had been filed against complainants in Belgium.
The hearing reportedly said it was “satisfied” that assaults on Birte took place, adding that the allegation against the priest was “proved in its entirety”.