Kentucky Pastor Asked To Resign After...

Kentucky Pastor Asked To Resign After Wife Defends The Boy Scouts

There are 61 comments on the Cinema Blend News story from Jul 4, 2013, titled Kentucky Pastor Asked To Resign After Wife Defends The Boy Scouts. In it, Cinema Blend News reports that:

Newspaper columnist Angela Thomas might be given the freedom to write out her feelings within the pages of The Messenger of Madison without repercussions, but apparently, that freedom does not extend to her husband Bill, an associate pastor and minister of music at First Baptist Church of Madisonville, Kentucky.

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not jumper

Akron, OH

#1 Jul 6, 2013
usually church business dos not make the paper.

they should sue the church, because he is the one employed by the CHUCH AND HE HAS DONE nothing wrong.

he is responsible for what he does, not what she does. In this centuary women are allowed to have their own opinions.
BigE

Madisonville, KY

#2 Jul 6, 2013
Can't sue the church I don't think. A church is run by it's flock or members. They bring something to a vote and the majority rules. He could check that churches bylaws and I would bet it's in there. They voted him out, he probably can't do anything about it.
Mallard

United States

#3 Jul 6, 2013
BigE wrote:
Can't sue the church I don't think. A church is run by it's flock or members. They bring something to a vote and the majority rules. He could check that churches bylaws and I would bet it's in there. They voted him out, he probably can't do anything about it.
I'm sure you are right.
I'm always amazed and amused by how people who do not, and never would, belong to a church think they are an authority on how it should be run.
Strange issue

Princeton, KY

#4 Jul 6, 2013
BigE wrote:
Can't sue the church I don't think. A church is run by it's flock or members. They bring something to a vote and the majority rules. He could check that churches bylaws and I would bet it's in there. They voted him out, he probably can't do anything about it.
That is the rub....the church did not vote him out. A committee did it with authorization from the church
Big E

Madisonville, KY

#5 Jul 6, 2013
It sounds the same to me though. They probably had a meeting with the members, elected a committee to be the deciding factor. Either way it sounded like the church as a whole voted him out. Heck they may have been looking for a reason to vote him out anyhow and just jumped on that opportunity, w will never know unless we get a member of that churches opinion on what happen. Oh well, worst things have happened in the world this month I am sure of it.
TheRestOfTheStor y

Madisonville, KY

#7 Jul 6, 2013
Just FYI: Bill Thomas was not asked to resign because of his wife Angela's letter. He was asked if he knew about the letter before she published it and he said, "Yes". Bill was then asked if he agreed with what his wife wrote, and he said, "Yes". He then stated that he desired to work at a more "moderate" church. The staff development committee then politely asked for Bill's resignation which they are allowed to do. They did not fire him. They simply asked for his resignation. He could have said "no". But, he said the same thing when asked about his wife's letter. He said, "Yes". He then took about 6-7 keys off of his key ring and turned them in. He then took out personal belongings from his office. He then left the building alone... un-escorted. So he was not asked to resign because of his wife's letter. He was asked to resign because he knew about it prior to publication, he agreed with it, and he desired to work elsewhere.
NiXon

Chicago, IL

#8 Jul 6, 2013
It's a government plot and I'm not a crook,
You elected me.
Think about it?
jesus

Madisonville, KY

#9 Jul 6, 2013
that is not how I want my people to act. I am leaving the church also, in support of Bill.
BigE

Madisonville, KY

#10 Jul 6, 2013
TheRestOfTheStory wrote:
Just FYI: Bill Thomas was not asked to resign because of his wife Angela's letter. He was asked if he knew about the letter before she published it and he said, "Yes". Bill was then asked if he agreed with what his wife wrote, and he said, "Yes". He then stated that he desired to work at a more "moderate" church. The staff development committee then politely asked for Bill's resignation which they are allowed to do. They did not fire him. They simply asked for his resignation. He could have said "no". But, he said the same thing when asked about his wife's letter. He said, "Yes". He then took about 6-7 keys off of his key ring and turned them in. He then took out personal belongings from his office. He then left the building alone... un-escorted. So he was not asked to resign because of his wife's letter. He was asked to resign because he knew about it prior to publication, he agreed with it, and he desired to work elsewhere.
So basically a committee asked him to resign because of the contents of his wife's letter. We get it know. Thank You
WeHaveAnd

Madisonville, KY

#11 Jul 6, 2013
BigE wrote:
<quoted text>So basically a committee asked him to resign because of the contents of his wife's letter. We get it know. Thank You
No... Not at all. Because he knew about it and agreed with it and then stated he wished to work at a more moderate church. Had Bill stated that he knew about the letter but that he did not agree with it and that he loved working at FBC he would not have been asked to resign.
blah

Madisonville, KY

#12 Jul 6, 2013
bunch of hypocrites acting like they are christians.
Mallard

United States

#13 Jul 6, 2013
blah wrote:
bunch of hypocrites acting like they are christians.
Bunch of Christians outing a hypocrite, who was only in it for the money he make$.
blah

Madisonville, KY

#14 Jul 6, 2013
what would Jesus do in this situation though?
Mallard

United States

#15 Jul 6, 2013
blah wrote:
what would Jesus do in this situation though?
Tell him to be honest, and quit pretending just to keep the paycheck coming.
God never lies, or condones dishonesty.it is an absolute with Him.
Molly

Chicago, IL

#16 Jul 6, 2013
Around here, old Jesus might still be missing?
Mallard

United States

#17 Jul 6, 2013
Molly wrote:
Around here, old Jesus might still be missing?
Jesus is never missing.

Are you a born again believer?
If so, He has promised to be with you always.
If He appeared, and you could look to your left and visually see Him, He would not be with you one bit more than He is now.
Indianamist

United States

#18 Jul 6, 2013
TheRestOfTheStory wrote:
Just FYI: Bill Thomas was not asked to resign because of his wife Angela's letter. He was asked if he knew about the letter before she published it and he said, "Yes". Bill was then asked if he agreed with what his wife wrote, and he said, "Yes". He then stated that he desired to work at a more "moderate" church. The staff development committee then politely asked for Bill's resignation which they are allowed to do. They did not fire him. They simply asked for his resignation. He could have said "no". But, he said the same thing when asked about his wife's letter. He said, "Yes". He then took about 6-7 keys off of his key ring and turned them in. He then took out personal belongings from his office. He then left the building alone... un-escorted. So he was not asked to resign because of his wife's letter. He was asked to resign because he knew about it prior to publication, he agreed with it, and he desired to work elsewhere.
That is correct. He was given several opportunities and basically was given what he asked for
Mallard

United States

#19 Jul 6, 2013
Indianamist wrote:
<quoted text>
That is correct. He was given several opportunities and basically was given what he asked for
It won't matter.
The haters will complain about him being given what he asked for.
stance

Brandenburg, KY

#20 Jul 6, 2013
Mallard wrote:
<quoted text> It won't matter.
The haters will complain about him being given what he asked for.
The word 'moderate' bothers me. After having watched videos of the church service, I would say very clearly that this church is conservative. To me that means stating that God's Word is inerrant inspired Word of God. The moderates usually don't care to follow that guideline very well. Therein lies the conflict.
not jumper

Akron, OH

#21 Jul 6, 2013
TheRestOfTheStory wrote:
Just FYI: Bill Thomas was not asked to resign because of his wife Angela's letter. He was asked if he knew about the letter before she published it and he said, "Yes". Bill was then asked if he agreed with what his wife wrote, and he said, "Yes". He then stated that he desired to work at a more "moderate" church. The staff development committee then politely asked for Bill's resignation which they are allowed to do. They did not fire him. They simply asked for his resignation. He could have said "no". But, he said the same thing when asked about his wife's letter. He said, "Yes". He then took about 6-7 keys off of his key ring and turned them in. He then took out personal belongings from his office. He then left the building alone... un-escorted. So he was not asked to resign because of his wife's letter. He was asked to resign because he knew about it prior to publication, he agreed with it, and he desired to work elsewhere.
it shouldn't even matter if he agreed with it. There is such a thing of separation of church and state. they shouldn't even have asked him if he agreed with it.

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