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Victoria, Australia. 'Naked bishop' angers Victorian town"
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:40:25 am »
Comments from our Aussies, especially any in Victoria, would be welcomed!

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Residents of a small town in rural Victoria are seeking an intervention order against their local bishop, claiming he has been regularly appearing naked on his verandah and making prank phone calls to his neighbours.

Bishop Roderick Gow — who is known to locals as the ‘bare-bottom bishop’ — was videotaped walking naked outside his house in the town of Elaine, near Ballarat in a report aired on A Current Affair.

Locals have applied for intervention orders against Bishop Gow, citing regular morning nude appearances in which the bishop allegedly powders his backside with talcum powder in full view of his neighbours.

"What bishop would powder his bum out on the verandah?" one neighbour asked ACA reporter Martin King.

"It makes me want to vomit," another resident said.

The bishop has also been accused of making prank phone calls to neighbours in which he offers good wishes, followed by “farting” sounds and insults.

Elaine resident Jimmy Connell, who has lived in the house across the road from bishop Gow for 79 years, said the nude appearances have become a regular occurrence. "A couple times I've seen him with nothing on [but] he's generally got the pyjama top on and that's it," Mr Connell said.

Bishop Gow runs his own church in the town, but the Roman Catholic bishop in nearby Ballarat claims the alleged nudist has been shunned by the Catholic Church.

When A Current Affair approached Bishop Gow, he said he would not speak to the press until the intervention order was settled in court, adding: "The story I will give you will not be quite what you think it is."

From: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/1013624/naked-bishop-angers-victorian-town
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Nude_not_rude

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Re: Victoria, Australia. 'Naked bishop' angers Victorian town"
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 02:06:58 pm »
lol yeah I saw a promo for that story last night. I wonder what his story will be.....Interesting they are going for an intervention order instead of calling the police to arrest him for indecent exposure....

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Re: Victoria, Australia. 'Naked bishop' angers Victorian town"
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 02:18:05 am »
Emm... what is an Intervention Order? :45

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Re: Victoria, Australia. 'Naked bishop' angers Victorian town"
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 03:54:33 am »
Adam, it's basically an official ruling that tells him he can't be nude on his balcony anymore. It is explained more eloquently here

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Re: Victoria, Australia. 'Naked bishop' angers Victorian town"
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 12:43:54 am »
Adam, it's basically an official ruling that tells him he can't be nude on his balcony anymore. It is explained more eloquently here
Thanks for the info Todd :786