See Gay minister suspended for 20 days for the first announcement about the “penalty” for this “minister” conducting a “same-sex wedding” in 2009. Sorry for all the scare quotes, but she is obviously not a Christian and “same-sex wedding” is an oxymoron. And the penalty was less than a slap on the wrist, because it includes her being ordered to “draft a document outlining issues that harm United Methodist Church’s clergy covenant with help of church leaders.” That will obviously end up being a forum for her to advance her apostate views and isn’t a penalty at all. That’ll show her, right?
So she deceives by promising to uphold the rules of the church while having no intention of doing so, shakes her fist at God daily, finally gets called on it, and ends up with no punishment. Her conference needs to either quit calling themselves Christians or they need to grow a pair (uh, metaphorically speaking).
She should have been fired a long time ago. Her supervisors should be fired now for letting this go on. If an HP employee started selling Dell products, they’d be fired that day. She and her ilk are doing Satan’s business and have no place in church.
DeLong reminds me of Beth Stroud, another person who lied at her ordination vows and infiltrated the church, won people over, then came out on queue. These people either lied at their ordination vows or changed their minds later and didn’t have the integrity to quit, and that alone should disqualify them from ministry. This goes for the 100 or so Methodist “ministers” threatening to perform same-sex ceremonies. They should all be fired just for their conspiracy. They are plenty of apostate denominations for them to join.
I’m assured that the Texas conference of the Methodist church wouldn’t ordain a false teacher like her and definitely wouldn’t do a phony trial like that. I’m looking forward to visiting with the Methodist Church in Kenya later this year, as they are authentic Christians who actually submit to the word of God (what a concept!). The U.S. apostates hate that the international church is growing, so they tried unsuccessfully to minimize their voting power.
A jury suspended the Rev. Amy DeLong from ministerial duties for 20 days, beginning July 1, noting the time is to be used for “spiritual discernment.”
Uh, yeah, that’ll work. What makes them think that after her “seminary,” her 16 years in a lesbian relationship and all her years of false teaching will be fixed by 20 days in time-out?
“We’ve said all along that we have already been successful,” DeLong said. “We had a 100 percent chance of winning because our goal was to be faithful and to tell the truth. We have done that and we’ve broken the silence. We’ve opened the door a little bit so (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) people can hear a good message from the church.”
You can tell how sad she is for “losing” at trial. What a sham.
These folks could hear a good message from the church, except that DeLong and company refuse to share it. Here’s the message: If you repent and believe, you’ll be saved. But you need to meet God on his terms. When you mock him, make up your own god and twist/ignore his word it does not qualify.
If you really love LGBTQX people you’ll share the truth with them and point them to ministries like this.
Church counsel proposed that DeLong should be suspended until she signs a pledge that she will not perform same-sex weddings in the future, as long as it remains church law.
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Despite the ruling, DeLong said she would not treat an invitation to preside over a same sex marriage any differently than she would a traditional marriage.
“There’s no way I would categorically discriminate against them based on their sexual orientation,” she said.
Gee, can you see how repentant she is?
What utter cowards and fakes. She refused to sign an agreement saying she would follow the rules (which would have been redundant with the vows she already broke), and they let her off!
If John Wesley were alive he would never stop throwing up.
If you are a Methodist and are happy with this ruling, please leave the church. Christianity may not be your forte’. If you are unhappy with it, please fight it or leave. But don’t just sit on the sidelines while these people mock God and his word.