Darcy says she still has a big following

Darcy says she still has a big following

There are 54 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Darcy says she still has a big following. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

I f you have the idea that places of worship always are free from intrigue and infighting, you're sadly mistaken.

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Don Schenk

Allentown, PA

#22 Jul 18, 2009
GoinBatty wrote:
This is why people stop going to Church. I suggest that "Rev" Darcy look elsewhere or pitch a tent like the old days if she feels that strongly about preaching. Otherwise, she should just get her own house in order.
Maybe the catholics have the right idea. Everyone answers to one boss, the bishop. Go where he tells you to go or hit the road.
Here's a lttle bit of local Catholic trivia from Msgr. Leo Gtregory Fink's "Jesuit Trails in Penn's Forest":
Back in the days of what is called "lay trusteeship," the Germans who were serviced by Jesuits from Most Bessed Sacrament, Bally, bought the mortqage for Immaculate Conception on Ridge Avenue. But the Germans lost the mortgage and the Irish snapped it up, so the German pastor led his people "accross the Jordan" to found Sacred Heart. One evening the Germans realized that they did pay off the pews and a painting of the Immaculate Conception in their old church, broke into it, and took back the same; the Irish found out about it and a fight broke out.
That's part of the reason why these days the bishop owns everything.

By the way, the only Catholic church in Allentown that was shut down recently, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, originally was Calvary M.E. Church before they left town.
Law Abiding Beer Drinker

AOL

#23 Jul 18, 2009
When I read the headline I thought it was gonna be an article about Darcy Wretzky of the Smashing Pumpkins. How disappointing.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#24 Jul 18, 2009
Excellent point.
Is she going through the "change" and losing it or what?
LHS Mom wrote:
If they put her in jail, she and her supporters will act like she's a martyr and it could backfire. The national UCC really needs to step in but I'm not sure that's their policy and it sounds like she won't leave even if they do. In school she had a great gift of hospitality, she cooked these wonderful foods for our potluck suppers, she was everyone's mom. This is not the same Fifi I knew then and I'm frightened for her. Something has gone terribly wrong in her mind.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#25 Jul 18, 2009
People generally do that when they are paranoid and grabbing at straws.
cfw wrote:
It is amazing to me that Darcy pulls out the race card. People don't treat her (or the rest of the Atiyehs)the way they do because she is of "Middle Eastern decent", they treat her the way they do because she is an abusive bully with no respect for the law or the opinions of others.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#26 Jul 18, 2009
Interesting...
Don Schenk wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a lttle bit of local Catholic trivia from Msgr. Leo Gtregory Fink's "Jesuit Trails in Penn's Forest":
Back in the days of what is called "lay trusteeship," the Germans who were serviced by Jesuits from Most Bessed Sacrament, Bally, bought the mortqage for Immaculate Conception on Ridge Avenue. But the Germans lost the mortgage and the Irish snapped it up, so the German pastor led his people "accross the Jordan" to found Sacred Heart. One evening the Germans realized that they did pay off the pews and a painting of the Immaculate Conception in their old church, broke into it, and took back the same; the Irish found out about it and a fight broke out.
That's part of the reason why these days the bishop owns everything.
By the way, the only Catholic church in Allentown that was shut down recently, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, originally was Calvary M.E. Church before they left town.
making a stand

AOL

#27 Jul 18, 2009
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
BernieOHare

AOL

#28 Jul 18, 2009
Casey, You operate under the illusion that everyone who posts from a Nazareth ISP must be me. You are, as usual, mistaken. I was not even on mcall.com until a few minutes ago, but thanks for the publicity.
its wrong

AOL

#29 Jul 18, 2009
im sure rev darcy did many good deeds in her ministry,why cant we look at that,instead of spreading gossip in the church.This is why people dont attend church anymore. PEOPLE OF SALEM CHURCH, LOOK AT THE LOG IN YOUR OWN EYE.
LHS Mom

Bethlehem, PA

#30 Jul 18, 2009
MsJones01 wrote:
Excellent point.
Is she going through the "change" and losing it or what?
<quoted text>
Knowing her age, I would think she's already been through the "change"! But as the doctors say, everyone is different! Very different, in this case.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#31 Jul 18, 2009
I agree on what you are saying, I was just trying to understand her behavior from what I am reading it is really off the wall.
From what I recall Darcy she seemed to always be in the middle of some controversy.
This whole situation is something that you would expect from a bad B rated movie.
It is a good thing that the services are being filmed and documented as Bill White noted in this article.
LHS Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Knowing her age, I would think she's already been through the "change"! But as the doctors say, everyone is different! Very different, in this case.
StoneFace254

United States

#34 Jul 18, 2009
Look quick.... Its Laurie Piper resurecting her Carrie career! Thier all gonna laugh at you! Thier all gonna laugh at you! Hahahaha.
wow

Allentown, PA

#35 Jul 19, 2009
making a stand wrote:
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
Even if what you say is true, it in no way excuses her behavior. Breaking a window to get into the church? Pushing and shoving other people? Plopping herself down at the pulpit, when another minister was trying to preach? Face it, she may have been a good minister, but she needs help. She has some serious, underlying mental health issues which need to be addressed, and if you enable her further, her mental state is only going to continue to deteriorate until she does something even more hurtful. She needs to be stopped, and if it takes the law to do that, so be it.
Hope

Newton, NJ

#36 Jul 19, 2009
making a stand wrote:
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
Obviously you are very against churches that have consistories, and elders. If Darcy goes and starts her own church, she doesn't have to have a consistory, or board of elders. I'm sure you will be happy at her new church, when she finds a place to have it. The weather has been great, you all can take your lawn chairs, and have it in her backyard.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#37 Jul 19, 2009
Chris Casey wrote:
What Marcy Darcy could do is start a blog! On Blogs you can preach whatever you want! There are a lot of whack jobs doing that, preaching their blog as Gospel, she would fit right in!
I doubt God is telling her to stay, it is more like the several hundred voices in her head.
Chris, since we created all those separate gods in our image, things haven't gone too well, have they? You see, we reveal stuff to them and then we get it back. The gods always tell us what we want to hear.

Programmers go back 20,000 years.
short bus bill

Macungie, PA

#38 Jul 19, 2009
bill, this is all you do. you should be good at this by now. take a few weeks off rest your little mind.
member

Allentown, PA

#39 Jul 19, 2009
making a stand wrote:
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
You should be in jail with her
Law Dog

Easton, PA

#40 Jul 19, 2009
making a stand wrote:
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
Yet in this case, it seems we should be proud that the elders put their foot down. This lady, minister or not, isn't quite right, nor is she acting the part of a dignified minister.

Are you a Darcy closeted supporter?
A member

Allentown, PA

#41 Jul 20, 2009
making a stand wrote:
i think shes doing the right thing.its about time the ministers all over start standing up for themselves!!elders in the church are the worst people they will turn on you in a second.if you dont agree the way the consistry of the church they become judge and jury.They had two votes and darcy won the first one and the elders didnt like that so they had another vote and she lost 80 to81. how fair is that?? ive seen rev darcy preach and she is very loving warm and simple but to the point,people love her service,its the elders that sit there with sour puss on there faces and they judge everyone that walks through that door.i was there for the first vote.and ive seen how the consistorty yelled and screamed and spoke with evil in the church with children present , they know who they are.......thats wrong.its a known fact in that church if u dont give enough money your worthless,but rev darcy welcomed everyone, so there are two sides to the story.show some compassion,and look at it in another perspective.
Darcy was good at one time, but this article shows that Darcy is having some "mental issues". Really she is on "Sabbatical"??? On Sabbaticals you show up every Sunday, One Sabbaticals you break into the church? and oh by the way, sabbaticals are paid, duh. There was a plan in the works to have Darcy take a sabbatical and have full mental and health examinations when this all started over two years ago, but she refused that.

Elders and the Consistory are elected by the members of the church and there term is only two years. So are you saying the members of the congregation were wrong for electing them. And we all know the first vote was illegal. Darcy let no one speak. The second vote were she lost was done fair and square.

And I will tell you who the judge and jury is and that is Darcy. Don't cross her, she will sue you, ask any of the people she has sued
A member

Allentown, PA

#42 Jul 20, 2009
its wrong wrote:
im sure rev darcy did many good deeds in her ministry,why cant we look at that,instead of spreading gossip in the church.This is why people dont attend church anymore. PEOPLE OF SALEM CHURCH, LOOK AT THE LOG IN YOUR OWN EYE.
She did do good deeds, but she changed. The simple fact is that she is fired, but she keeps coming back and keeps making this an issue. She is the one who keeps this in the public eye, Darcy is delusional, has a Jesus complex and is in need of mental help. I beg her family to get it for her.
taxpayer

Philadelphia, PA

#44 Jul 21, 2009
I remember recently when Judy Fulmer was picked up for another DUI -- someone here said put darcy and Judy in the same cell. I did not say this I am only repeating what I read here in the comments.

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