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From: wade compton <theospilot@integrityonline32.com>

To: ucmpage@ucmpage.org

Subject: Complaints Against Evangelical Pastor Outlined by DS in CA Religious Wars

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 9:07 PM

Way to go Mike. Hang in there and thanks for being faithful to The

Scriptures and the real spirit of The Discipline.

Wade Compton

 

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From: John M. Dunnack <jdunnack@UDel.Edu>

To: ucmpage@ucmpage.org

Subject: Complaints Against Evangelical Pastor Outlined by DS in CA Religious Wars

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 3:51 PM

Impartiality is important in Church discipline. The Bishop and DS are

partial and should recuse themselves from these matters.

John Dunnack

Red Lion UMC

Bear, DE

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From: DGSimp@aol.com

To: ucmpage@ucmpage.org

Subject: Complaints Against Evangelical Pastor Outlined by DS in CA ReligiousWars

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 7:36 PM

Isn't it strange that giving a title to what someone preaches as their

theology and how they practice their ministry is seen as undermining their

ministry. Since when is honesty a chargeable offense. When pastors put their

name on the list as officiating at a gay wedding in absentia, the District

Superintendents and bishops say "that is only expressing an opinion and is

not a chargeable offense." How is one different from the other? One pushes

and practices a theology and disobeys church rules which hurts and undermines

the ministry of many of us as people say they cannot attend a church that

accepts a liberal non-biblical stance. Many of us spend a lot of time shoring

up what gets undermined by those with a liberal agenda. I guess you can have

it both ways.

And since when was it a chargeable offense to decide to change the name you

place on the church sign? They did not changes denominations -- just

emphasized the local church. Maybe I am wrong on this.

He did do wrong according to the discipline by accepting salary above what

they paid to the ministerial support items. You do have to obey the

discipline when you expect the others to be brought up on charges for not

obeying it.

I wish him well