1. Chrislam says

    If only he (Paige) was as passionate about bringing the pedophilic priests to Church justice……

  2. HadenoughBS says

    Good God, Methodist complainants, get over yourselves. No wonder young people are abandoning church attendance based, in part, on homophobic positions like yours. For the love of Christ, act like a compassionate Christian. Or is that too much to ask?

  3. Gregory In Seattle says

    @HadenoughBS – “For the love of Christ, act like a compassionate Christian. Or is that too much to ask?”

    The answer is self evident.

  4. Hansel Currywurst says

    The complainant-whiner claims the methodist church is 2,000 years old? And there is “clear teaching of scripture”? Ummm, no.

  5. Joe in Ct says

    That jumped out at me too. This guy apparently thinks his United Methodist denomination has existed for 2,000 years. Of course he believes his church is the original one and that the teaching of scripture has remained fixed for thousands of years. What a hoot.

  6. Martin says

    I don’t understand why people join churches knowing their rules; stick around; and then are just shocked when the church enforces the rules. It’s like a white guy joining the KKK and he then decides to marry a Jewish black woman would be surprised his fellow Klan members might get upset.

  7. Francis says

    The New York Annual Conference has LONG more or less voted against the UMC’s official positions on homosexuality. Plinx…I disagree. Guys like this still have power. The UMC church as a whole is still anti-gay and there is no indication of that changing. Very happy for Thomas Ogletree. Marrying your son should never be cause for offense in any degree, in any situation.

  8. Randy says

    “the clear teaching of Scripture”
    “for the last 2,000 years”

    These Christians are notoriously bad at math. The Methodists date back no further than the 1700s. That’s when things became “clear” to them. No sooner.

  9. TampaZeke says

    So we can rest assured then that when the Methodist Church soon changes the Book of Discipline to include gay weddings then Rev. Jacobsen and the rest will immediate “obey” and begin performing same-sex marriages?

    Yeah, right? Watch how quickly their tune changes!