Diana Susanna (WHO AS OF SEPT. 20 IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE INTERNET) is all apoplectic about a "lie" she thinks she caught me in. (They are so desperate. LOL. I live rent free inside their heads!)
Poor people, we have to spell this out for them.
I originally opposed telling the tourists that there was no bathroom when in fact there was one, though not in the gift shop. It was proposed back to me by the management that in order to let the tourists use the bathroom the cathedral would have to charge. I originally opposed that as well and proposed that we charge the tour companies a flat fee for the use of our bathrooms. I was advised that the cathedral management had been trying to negotiate this with the tour companies for several years but to no avail.
(As you can see, this is a lot more complicated than Diana's Dingbats can understand.)
Once it became clear to me (since I was new to the Cathedral in 2009) that there were only 2 options: 1) tell the tourists there was no restroom available, 2) charge for the use of the facilities since it required an exponential amount of maintenance; I then proposed a plan of how it could work, which you can read here.
Around the same time I also recommended a donation box in the Cathedral since it is used as a tourist stop. Under Msgr. James, it was a "donation" not an "assessment," as it is now. Here is one of the reasons:
Unlike today when the Cathedral is neo-controlled and the Archbishop is robbing parishes of much needed monies to support his neo-Cathedral, Msgr. James had to support the Cathedral and its upkeep WITHOUT any assistance from the chancery.
Every time Apuron had one of his big neo-parties at the Cathedral, Msgr. James and the parish of Agana had to pay for it. The chancery paid for nothing. The parish of Agana is one of the smallest on island in terms of population so Msgr. James had to constantly fund raise.
He was able to do it because he built good will with people. I proposed the donation box as part of a way to help with the expenses - expenses incurred by Apuron and his neo-communities who met there regularly but contributed nothing to the upkeep of the Cathedral.The fact that the new neo-rector is arrogant and aloof makes it impossible for him to tap into the people who supported Msgr. James. Thus he shakes down insurance companies, threatens banks, blames everyone, and assesses tourists.
Meanwhile, while these cowardly weirdos are squealing over whose idea it was to charge tourists to use the bathroom, Msgr. David Quitugua the Rector just racked up another $800,000 in debt, $500,000 of which went to Apuron. And for what? A little fun and frolic with Harold and the boys? Or was it for a payoff? More "hush money?" Address Arizona?