Traditionalist Catholics are Roman Catholics who believe that there should be a restoration of many or all of the liturgical forms, public and private devotions and presentations Catholic teachings which prevailed in the Catholic Church before the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).
So you would think that Mr. Gibson would be a "good person", a person of high "moral standards", one who would be respectful of all.
Well it appears that Mr. Gibson is a far greater money-making actor than he is a good person.
We have all heard of his drunken rants in 2006. A leaked, and then later confirmed, report revealed that during Gibson's July 28, 2006, arrest for driving under the influence, he made anti-Semitic remarks to arresting officer James Mee, who is Jewish, saying, "Fucking Jews... Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?" Gibson issued two apologies for the incident through his publicist, and in a later interview with Diane Sawyer, he affirmed the accuracy of the quotations.
Gibson's father, Hutton Gibson, is known in part because of his beliefs in antisemitic canards such as Jewish world domination conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial and for his opposition to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, among which was the lifting of the charge of deicide against the Jews. Commentators have suggested that it is possible that Hutton's antisemitism may have influenced Mel's opinions about Jews, especially since, when asked about Hutton's controversial views, Mel responded, "My father has never told me a lie."
Doesn't much sound like he is renouncing his distorted views about Jewish people. But he doesn't just hate Jews.
Gibson met Robyn Denise Moore in the late 1970s soon after filming Mad Max when they were both tenants at a house in Adelaide. At the time, Robyn was a dental nurse and Mel was an unknown actor working for the South Australian Theatre Company. The couple have one daughter, six sons, and two grandchildren.
After nearly three years of separation, Robyn Gibson filed for divorce on April 13, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. After so many years married and with children and grand-children together, you would think he would have some kind words as regards his ex-wife.
When asked about the Catholic doctrine of "Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus", Gibson replied, "There is no salvation for those outside the Church … I believe it. Put it this way. My wife is a saint. She's a much better person than I am. Honestly. She's, like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it's just not fair if she doesn't make it, she's better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it."
So Mel condemned his wife, the mother of his children to hell. What a lucky woman. Too bad for others he couldn't keep it in his pants. Prior to his divorce he dated Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, who has a son with former boyfriend, actor Timothy Dalton.
On October 30, 2009, Grigorieva gave birth to Mel's daughter, Lucia. I don't know that the Catholic Church approves of such relationships ot of wedlock. But rules don't apply to Mel, right?
On April 14, 2010, People magazine announced that he and Grigorieva had split. In June 2010, she filed for a restraining order against him, claiming he had physically assaulted her. Gibson was barred from coming near Grigorieva or their daughter.
In July 2010, it was reported that he had been caught on voicemail making misogynistic and racist remarks, telling his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, "if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault". He was also recorded making a threat to burn down Grigorieva's house after Grigorieva performed fellatio on Gibson. Gibson was barred from coming near Grigorieva or her daughter due to a domestic violence restraining order.
In the latest news, Mel Gibson ADMITS Hitting Oksana: "You F**king Deserved It!"
The new content has Mel admitting to hitting Oksana twice while she was holding their baby daughter, Lucia, Radaronline.com reports.
"What kind of a man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face? What kind of a man is that?" Oksana reportedly cries on tape.
Mel's response: "You know what? You f**cking deserved it."This is the first we've heard of Mel admitting to physical abuse. Oksana has claimed he punched her in the face, giving her a concussion and knocking her teeth out during a January 6 confrontation. Mel's camp maintained there was a fight but it did not get violent.
Radar previously reported that Oksana taped Mel telling her, "You're an embarrassment to me. You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."
So he beats women too. What a charming person. His holier-than-thou Hollywood veneer seems to be wearing thin. I wonder if his former co-star, Danny Glover, would approve of his calling Oksana the "n" word? But then again, we are all beneath his high-Holiness Mel Gibson.