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Complaints Filed in Oklahoma City Against OK Rebel Clergy

Jake P. Barker of  First United Methodist Church of Eufaula, OK, mailed in formal complaints to Bishop Bruce P. Blake of the Oklahoma Annual Conference early February, 1999.

Pursuant to paragraph 358 of the United Methodist Book of Discipline, the complaints were filed individually against Rev. Susan Ross and Rev. Leslie K. Penrose for disobeying paragraph 65c of the Discipline.

The complaint alleges that the Revs. Ross and Penrose, on Saturday, January 16, 1999, participated in the performance of a homosexual covenant service between Ellie Charlton and Jeanne Barnett in Sacramento CA, which is in disobedience to the Order and Discipline of The United Methodist Church (par. 2624e).

Barker will be awaiting a report of the outcome of the initial supervisory meetings with Ross and Penrose as prescribed by the Church's Discipline.

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