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Homosexual Marriage Cannot Fit Under N. Georgia Bishop's "Big Umbrella"

Mike Goodyear, a clergyperson in the California/Nevada Conference has filed charges against Don Fado et. al. who conducted/participated in the "holy union" service for two lesbians in Sacramento.

Mike's showing a lot of courage in doing this, since his Bishop, Melvin Talbert, is sympathetic to homosexual unions and the conference is estimated to be 60%/40% screaming liberal/evangelical. A clergyperson from that conference said that not a single evangelical DS has been appointed since Talbert was assigned to the conference.

California/Nevada is a sorry situation, but it's not the only one where Scriptural holiness is under attack. If we don't fight for right and stand against sin, the Southeastern Jurisdiction will experience the same thing. It's up to all of us to inform the great sleeping laity so they can join the battle. We can't ignore it, because it's not going to go away. The extreme left won't quit.

I don't see how we can all fit under the same "big umbrella" (a reference to the big tent) that Lindsey Davis talked about at the North Georgia Conference Men's retreat last September at Rock Eagle.

God bless laity with courage like Charles Sineath and Mike Goodyear.

In Christ,


Don Spruill, Layperson
St. James UMC, Atlanta, GA
North Georgia Conference

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