He was a celebrity pastor at one of Canada’s biggest megachurches. Inside the sexual abuse allegations that brought down Bruxy Cavey, the self-described “anti-hero of the anti-gay movement” and founder of an online anti-gay hate group, could you describe the church as you experienced it?
I thought I would be called to make a confession, in many words, that I really don’t know how to do. The more I look around online, the more I realize that, more broadly, I don’t do what most people — religious or not — do. I don’t believe in religion, and I don’t really like all the religious people. I think religion is a waste of time.
When I was at the church, I didn’t go into the services and then leave. I walked on the aisle and listened to the sermon; I watched the baptisms and the weddings, and even some of the funerals. That’s what I did. I stayed. I always thought that was a very Christian thing to do. Most of the church’s members were Christian. They believed in the Christ, and I never had any problem with that, but after that point, I started to notice that there were other beliefs on the board — and those were the ones that were really important to me.
What was the church like?
I never went to one of their services. I didn’t know one of them. I was just in the parish. In the parish we didn’t have a pastor. There were people from across the church; there were different ministers. There were a lot of people who had taken on ministry in that parish, and they were quite young. Young people sometimes get into these things that they do because they think that it’s fun and that they’re in the church. I never expected to be in that type of thing. I’ve never had a church that has tried to convert me for Christ. [Laughs]
I never wanted