And as if that was not enough Christian love gushing for one day, they want her ‘family speak to your name as a name of honour for generations to come’. Bucket please, I’m going to be sick.
In case you were wondering, the individual these apologists refer to, is none other than Amanda Guglielmucci, loving wife to that loser Pastor Michael.
Here’s their wedding day photo.
How romantic, I wonder what Church they got married at? Dad’s, may be?
"I was the first one he told, he confessed everything to me," Mrs Guglielmucci told the Adelaide Now newspaper.
"He just went through it – where it had started, everything in his life as a young kid, the patterns. He was crying, sobbing actually, absolutely sobbing, he just said `I don't have cancer'.
The Adelaide Now article continues.
Mrs Guglielmucci said she understood people struggled to believe she could not have known her husband was faking his illness. However, she maintained his real symptoms – vomiting, hair loss and apparent pain – never gave her reason to suspect otherwise.
"I never questioned it, when you love someone you trust them. I had no reason not to trust him," she said.
"Perhaps I feel a little bit foolish in this, hindsight's a fabulous thing . . . but I'm trying not to beat myself up.".
Well boo hoo hoo Amanda , I’m looking for a handkerchief right now, such is my heart-felt sympathy at your plight.
So let me ‘back the truck up’ here a moment, and deal with what is in the public domain, so we can better evaluate Amanda’s role in this sordid affair. Let’s measure the statements versus the facts.
MICHAEL'S FATHER STATED HE’S BEEN FIGHTING PORN ADDICTION SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD.
Amanda, claims in the same Newspaper interview, the first she knew about her husbands obsession with porn, was during his tearful confession, 3 weeks ago.
You have to wonder about the veracity of these claims that she didn’t know her hubby was so heavily into porn.
What about those hours spent in the study on the Internet? That desire to have you dress-up in PVC and undertake position 241 from the Kama Sutra?
Apparently, no alarm bells rang and evidently she wasn’t on speaking terms with her parents-in law, who did know about their sons addiction.
AMANDA COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN HER HUSBAND WAS FAKING HIS ILLNESS.
In my opinion, this position alone stretches her credibility to breaking point.
Not only had her husband claimed to have a cancer of the blood and had just 9 months to live (that was 18 months ago, by the way), he’d also made claims at one point of another, he was/had suffered from:
- Glandular Fever
- Brain Tumor & Blood Clot (also in the brain)
- Burst Ear Drum
- Broken leg, two broken arms,two broken hips, eight bones in the back, numerous ribs
- Another form of cancer called Multiple Myelomas (Footnote: if you are going to make false claims you have cancer and you’re in your twenties, don’t pick this one. It’s usually reserved for men over 70)
So let’s say you believe her when she say’s she witnessed his vomiting symptoms.
Clearly the guy wasn’t losing weight, indeed the aged photos of Pastor Michael show the guy had put on weight around the middle.
If anyone would know his hair-loss was courtesy of Bic not chemo, it was her.
It may have been possible to feign vomiting, but how do you reconcile weight gain and a malicious form of cancer?
Moving from this, how does one pretend they have a broken leg or a broken hip, and indeed how do you hide these facts not only from large audiences, but also someone you are naked in bed with!?
It’s clear from this long list of fake ailments Amanda must have known for some time her hubby was suffering major psychological issues, amongst them severe hypochondria, and it can’t frankly have been a big surprise to learn his 2nd bout with cancer was factious, given he’d made numerous & continued false medical claims before, including a brain tumor, 34 varying broken bones etc.
Rather than simply micro-waving wheat-bags to numb Michael’s pain, why didn’t Amanda administer the drugs prescribed by his doctors instead? Surely, this is what any normal adult would do if they were in the same position? But there’s one problem with logic like this. There were no pain-killing drugs!
She would like us to believe, instead, that she was blinded by love "I never questioned it, when you love someone you trust them. I had no reason not to trust him,"
This position may get you a ‘six figure’ article in The Australian Woman's Weekly Amanda, but it won’t stand the rigours of closer examination when others, not just me, start asking about all the other ailments Michael claimed he’d been suffering, that simply went unobserved, by you, the closest person in his life.
SHE WAS NEVER AT THE DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS ETC, SO WAS FOOLED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
It is not reasonable to accept anyone, would all but abandon their partner to cancer, and not be there bedside at least for part of for their treatment, nor for that matter take any direct interest in what the doctors have to say regarding the prognosis.
Especially someone who claims to be so ‘in luv’ like Mrs Guglielmucci.
Have you every heard of this happening before, where a partner is left so completely in the dark over the fate of their love one?
Why were there no suspicions raised when Hospital letters/reports failed to materialise in the mail?
No Chemists scripts issued, no accounts for on-going treatment and drugs came on bank statements?
What did Amanda do after dropping her husband off at the hospital for Chemotherapy - shoot off into town to Myers for some ‘retail therapy’?
Were the magazines on offer at the Doctors Offices so interesting, she wasn’t able to progress from reception to any of the actual consultations?
How could any one believe the scenario painted by her, that she simply believed her husband, and never questioned further, never once decided to be at his side at the Hospital, never worried about the lack of corroborative evidence of this illness like appointment letters, drugs etc, never once employing some initiative and calling the Doctors etc?
Naivety doesn’t cut-it, does it?
Two minutes on google or a quick look through The White Pages, would have given Mrs G enough detail to have major concerns over what she was being ‘feed’. The Doctors involved in the so-called treatment, being but figments of her husbands furtive imagination.
This situation could simply be down to the fact she knew this was another of Michael’s phantom ailments & she played along with his charade, pandering like many others, to her husbands psychological needs?
So in summary, people will be believe what they want to believe.
Amanda will get her sob story published in the woman’s tabloids, and she’ll continue to paint herself as a victim and Christian apologists will pray for her and her hubby and ignore the ‘real story’.
Greed and blind ignorance.
Amanda's knows full well "where her bread is buttered".
To close, my opinion on Amanda, and her role in this whole sickening affair I employ the words of Johnny Rotten.
Enjoy the clip.
PS: For some more great blogging on this issue go on to Tanya Alvein's site.