Friday, April 24, 2015

Pastor Tells Congregation To '[Blank] Off' Over 'Gay Marriage'

But they won't be getting rid of him soon because the North Georgia District of the United Methodist Church specifically installed him as the "new pastor" of this church after removing the old pastor for saying that the church should maintain "biblical integrity" on the issue of so-called "same-sex marriage."...

(Erick Erickson) Still Waters United Methodist Church is a postcard church. It sits on a hill overlooking North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta, Georgia. Its grass is postcard green. Its trees, casting shadows on the grass, are postcard sized tall.

It has a high, white steeple. The sound of children laughing filters down the hill from the fenced in playground beside the fellowship hall.

The church is Asian, Hispanic, black, and white. The church’s pastor, Dr. Carole Hulslander, and her husband Douglas used their own funds to help start the church fifteen years ago.

But after Dr. Hulslander signed a "Unity and Integrity" statement calling on the United Methodist Church to maintain its standards of Biblical integrity with regard to marriage, the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church sought to remove her. The culture war has arrived at the door of Still Waters United Methodist Church. It's congregation, whether they like it or not, is being made to care...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche