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UM Press Presents Charged Bishop's Defense While Decrying Public Nature Of Complaint

From: Laufferc266@cs.com
To: JWarrene@surfsouth.com
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: An editorial response

Dear Linda,

Since my name was used in a recent editorial I thought it only fitting that I should respond.

For those who have erred and are in power, the public forum is an enemy. I have had nothing to do with this round of charges, though I support them. I will not hazzard a public guess as to why my name was mentioned in this regard. Our system favors the unchallenged power of the Episcopacy. This ought not to be. Pastor's ought not to be intimidated into silence, but until Bishop's are held accountable for denying the faith and openly attacking our interpretation of it, there will rarely be any clergy member willing to risk his or her future career by challenging a bishop, especially on theological grounds."


Rev. Carson Daniel Lauffer
1500 Rock Run Drive #3D
Crest Hill, Illinois 60435

From: TGRAFFGA@aol.com
To: LRhodes@umcnic.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 11:17 PM
Subject: Latest Sprague article....

Dear Ms. Rhodes,

Your latest whitewa....er..."news" article about the charges brought against Mr. Sprague is a perfect example of what I would call "lap dog journalism".

There's no doubt after reading this story that you are fully aware who butters your bread. Usually good journalists try to... at least... conceal their biases when writing news stories. If you tried in this case, you failed completely.

Disappointed but not at all surprised,

Tom Graffagnino
Hamilton UMC
Hamilton, GA


A few more years of journalism like this and "I do my Christology from below"-and "Jesus became God."-leadership from the top, I'm afraid that the NIC Conference will be hemorrhaging ala Cal/Nev...if it isn't already.

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