Job Offered to PA Pastor Axed for Gay...

Job Offered to PA Pastor Axed for Gay Wedding

There are 19 comments on the WKXW-FM Trenton story from Dec 21, 2013, titled Job Offered to PA Pastor Axed for Gay Wedding. In it, WKXW-FM Trenton reports that:

A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son's gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region in yet another sign of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination.

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david traversa

La Rioja, Argentina

#1 Dec 21, 2013
The good guys will always win in the end .. Hats off to the California bishop .

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Dec 21, 2013
Wow, troubles a brewin.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#3 Dec 21, 2013
A number of UCC pastor's used to serve in the Methodist Church, until they came out (or were outed).
Good will always triumph over evil.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Dec 21, 2013
Moving to CA from PA would be considered an upgrade in most cases, even without the question of a job offer.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Dec 21, 2013
I told ya he wouldn't be without a pulpit for very long.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Dec 22, 2013
It will be interesting to see today's attendance figures
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Dec 22, 2013
Here is Bishop Carcaño’s Invitation to Rev. Frank Schaefer:
http://www.calpacumc.org/bishop-carcano/bisho...

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#8 Dec 22, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Here is Bishop Carcaño’s Invitation to Rev. Frank Schaefer:
http://www.calpacumc.org/bishop-carcano/bisho...
Thanks for the link. My sister who lives near Sacramento has been in a quiet battle within her congregation for several years now. I've been to one of their activities and they're a fairly open congregation. Sent the link to my sister a moment ago and she immediately responded that it was something she's been looking for to use in the fight for right.

This is the same sister who stood for my now husband and I in our Unitarian commitment ceremony twenty years ago this coming Thursday!

Again, much thanks.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#9 Dec 22, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
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Thanks for the link. My sister who lives near Sacramento has been in a quiet battle within her congregation for several years now. I've been to one of their activities and they're a fairly open congregation. Sent the link to my sister a moment ago and she immediately responded that it was something she's been looking for to use in the fight for right.
This is the same sister who stood for my now husband and I in our Unitarian commitment ceremony twenty years ago this coming Thursday!
Again, much thanks.
Ever think of starting your own church?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever think of starting your own church?
We have our own churches. The gay church is the 12th largest protestant denomination in the World; all across America and in 42 Nations
.
We are also heavily invested in the Methodist Church because we purchase failed Methodist and other churches and restore them to indubitably meticulous historical accuracy:
http://www.agoatlanta.org/Organs/AtlantaCity/...
another historical treasure (restoration in progress):
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/10/art...
and this one; the historical mother church to 157 surburban satellite churches:
http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/...
and of course; we're forever thankful to GOD for blessing us with the oldest continuously active church in America; the 1628 Dutch RCA in New York
http://www.middlechurch.org/about/history

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#11 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever think of starting your own church?
Wow what a brilliant idea.

Maybe we could call it the Metropolitan Community Church,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Com...

LMAO

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#12 Dec 22, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
We have our own churches. The gay church is the 12th largest protestant denomination in the World; all across America and in 42 Nations
.
We are also heavily invested in the Methodist Church because we purchase failed Methodist and other churches and restore them to indubitably meticulous historical accuracy:
http://www.agoatlanta.org/Organs/AtlantaCity/...
another historical treasure (restoration in progress):
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/10/art...
and this one; the historical mother church to 157 surburban satellite churches:
http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/...
and of course; we're forever thankful to GOD for blessing us with the oldest continuously active church in America; the 1628 Dutch RCA in New York
http://www.middlechurch.org/about/history
beautiful pics.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#15 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever think of starting your own church?
That was done generations ago.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#16 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Great, now leave the other alone. Is your god a phallic symbol? A golden butt?
You can't stand the fact you've lost this war. Must be sad to be you.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#17 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Great, now leave the other alone. Is your god a phallic symbol? A golden butt?
No
.
No
.
No
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Dec 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/...
Really, the rainbow? A Godless church.
Sugar; It is a Methodist church built in 1911; currently restored to like new condition
http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/...
.
The Methodist church boasted 22,000 gay members worldwide prior to this week's EXPLOSION of the stupid racist white supremacist homophobic evangelical fundamentalist terrorist kangaroo court crybaby bigots po'thangs
.
We don't know how many LGBTs will hang around for more abuse. It is very difficult for any respectable LGBT person to sit in a church full of retarded freaky sheeple
http://www.rmnetwork.org/

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#19 Dec 22, 2013
The UMC that my wife and I are members of just joined the Reconciling Congregations Network! We had almost a full house today for the choir rendition of Mark Hayes' Christmas Cantata!

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#20 Dec 22, 2013
fr Rainbow Kid:

>...Sugar; It is a Methodist church built in 1911; currently restored to like new condition
http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/... ;

It's beautiful! The UMC congregation that my wife and I belong to is over 150 years old. A running joke when we celebrated that milestone was that we thought some of the members had been around since day one, and were told to just sit and the congregation would be built around them.
.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#21 Dec 23, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.agoatlanta.org/organs/AtlantaCity/...
Really, the rainbow? A Godless church.
All churches are godless.

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