Methodists to Reinstate Defrocked
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for: May 1, 2005
Apr 29, 12:15 PM
By FOSTER KLUG
+++++ Methodists to
Reinstate Defrocked Minister +++++
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - The
United Methodist Church reversed itself
Friday, deciding to reinstate a lesbian minister who was
after revealing her relationship with another woman.
A church panel voted 8 to
1 to set aside an earlier decision to defrock
Irene "Beth" Stroud for violating the church's ban on
openly gay clergy.
The Philadelphia minister
said she was relieved by the ruling and hopes
the church will become more inclusive to people
regardless of sexual
After Stroud disclosed
the relationship to her congregation two years ago,
the church defrocked her, meaning that she could no
longer serve communion
or baptize anyone. She kept the title of associate
minister and worked in a lay
capacity at the First United Methodist Church of
Germantown in Philadelphia.
"The church is not free
to disregard the standards of justice and inclusiveness
that are preached by Jesus Christ ... and are a part of
church law," Stroud said
after church authorities read their decision at a hotel.
"The ruling gives us hope
that the United Methodist Church has the resources
to do justice," she said.
Note: See my analysis below...
BY BRO STEF:
told in scripture that there would be a falling away of
apparently believed in Christ. Are we seeing that
of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 in the form of the
the Methodists? I think we are.
It's a sad commentary when two of our nations corner
turning from God and allowing gay ministers among their
that corner is turned and that compromise is made,
does it all go from here? Only God knows. These two
treading on very dangerous ground indeed.
"For Zionís sake
I will not be
silent and for Jerusalemís sake
I will not rest."- Isaiah 62.1
Time, God Willing,
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"We are your
one-stop "Watchman" for all
the events that are leading up to the return
"A Voice of One
Crying in The Wilderness,
Prepare The Way of The Lord" -Isa 40:3
shall come and say, Come,
and let us go up to the mountain of the
Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways, And we shall
walk in His paths." For out of Zion the
law shall go forth, And the word of the
Lord from Jerusalem. -Mic 4:2
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25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and
in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing
them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming
on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then
they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
- Psalm 27:14
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall
strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
- Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed
on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray
and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Thess 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the
midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to
cease, and for the overspreading of abom-inations he shall make it
desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be
poured upon the desolate.