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Issue Date: 12/04/04
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Church Ousts Lesbian Minister
This past Thursday, self-professed lesbian 'minister' Irene Elizabeth Stroud
was found guilty (12-1) by a 13 member church court of breaking Methodist
church law by being openly homosexual. Jurors then voted 7-6 to defrock Stroud.
The judgment, decided in the church's third-ever public trial, stated that
Stroud had violated the church's Book of Discipline by being homosexual and
a minister. Stroud commented: "I did not go into this trial expecting to
win. I went into it knowing it would be a painful moment in the life of the
United Methodist Church." Under the judgment, Stroud is allowed to do lay-work
but not function in any official capacity. Stroud has 30 days to appeal the
conviction. The last time the 8.3 million-member denomination convicted an
openly gay cleric was in 1987, when a New Hampshire church court defrocked
the Rev. Rose Mary Denman.
Homosexuality is declared a sin in scripture and not only is incompatible
with being a minister but anyone who declares themselves a Christian and
practices homosexuality should be addressed, in love, by Matthew 18 protocol;
even to the point of being put out of the church unless/until repentance
is evident. [homosexuality see Lev 18:22; Gen 19:5; Deut 23:17; Judges 19:22;
Rom 1:26-27; 1Cor 6:9; 1Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7 / disfellowship/excommunicate
see Rom 16:17-18; 1Cor 5:3-5,9-13; 2Thess 3:6,14-15; 1Tim 6:5; 2John 1:10-11--
restore see 2Sam 12:1-15; Job 4:3-4; Isa 35:3-4; Eze 34:16; Matt 9:13; Matt
18:12-17; Luke 15:4-7,22-32; Gal 6:1, Heb 12:13; James 5:19-20; 1John 5:16;
UCC Hopes to Sway Stray Gays
The United Church of Christ has launched a national TV advertising program
stating that the United Church of Christ seeks to welcome all people, regardless
of ability, age, race, economic circumstance or sexual orientation. The debut
30-second commercial features two black-shirted muscle-bound "bouncers" standing
guard outside a church building and selecting which persons are permitted
to attend services. First two gay white men approach holding hands and the
one bouncer halts them saying, "No, step aside please." Written text appears
on the screen: "Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we." Then scene
changes to several indivuals including two, obviously gay, women embracing
while a United Church of Christ narrator then proclaims: "No matter who you
are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
The UCC's website says that the ad 'has been accepted and will air on a mix
of broadcast and cable networks, including ABC Family, AMC, BET, Discovery,
Fox, Hallmark, History, Nick@Nite, TBS, TNT, Travel and TV Land. .... On
the eve before the campaign's launch, negotiations with CBS and NBC broke
down, after the networks deemed the UCC's all-inclusive message as "too
controversial."' The 1.3 million-member UCC, whose membership has declined
23 percent in 15 years, began the $1.7 million, 3 1/2-week advertising campaign
hoping to grow the church with shunned people from other denominations.
Cheesy Version Mary
Another Virgin Mary sighting. eBay is an online auction house where one can
buy almost anything. This story proves it. Diana Duyser of Florida sold a
ten year old grilled cheese sandwich for $28,000! The 52 yr old Duyser said
she took a bite from the sandwich 10 years ago, placed it down, and saw a
face staring back at her from the sandwich. She believes the face is that
of the Virgin Mary. She put the sandwich in a clear plastic box with cotton
balls and kept it on her night stand.
Duyser's eBay ad said: "You are viewing an extroidinary[sp] out of this world
item!! I made this sandwich 10 years ago, when I took a bite out of it, I
saw a face looking up at me, It was Virgin Mary starring back at me, I was
in total shock, I would like to point out there is no mold or disingration,
The item has not been preserved or anything, It has been keep in a plastic
case, not a special one that seals out air or potiental mold or bacteria,
it is like a miracle, It has just preserved itself which in itself I consider
a miracle, people ask me if I have had blessings since she has been in my
home, I do feel I have, I have won $70,000 (total) on different occasions
at the casino near by my house, I can show the recipts to the high bidder
if they are interested, I would like all people to know that I do believe
that this is the Virgin Mary Mother Of God, That is my solem belief, but
you are free to believe that she is whomever you like, I am not scamming
anyone, I would like all potinetal bidders to know that this has gained alot
of attention from media personell around the country, On Tuesday November
16, 2004 the Miami Herald will feature a story in thier paper on this phenomon,
Also Today which is November 15, 2004 The story of The Virgin Mary In The
Grilled Cheese will be aired on Channel 4 News here in South Florida, The
story has been told nationwide on radio stations ect."
Some bogus offers came in as high as 99 million dollars but at the urging
of eBay officials Duyser checked all high bids to make sure they were legitimate.
The online casino GoldenPalace.com had the winning bid of 28,000 dollars.
Other eBay sellers began to offer grilled cheese sandwiches with other images
on them including smiley faces and Elvis. Golden Casino dot Com has pictures,
t-shirts and even a grilled cheese sandwich song on their site. Visitors
can even upload their own image into a virtual grilled cheese sandwich. The
GoldenPalace.com Grilled Cheese Sandwich Hall of Fame of uploaded images
includes, among others: Herman Munster, George Bush, Osama Bin Laden, and
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0741 - Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1262 - Shinran founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1950 - A constitutional convention (comprised of 14 Protestant, Anglican,
and Eastern Orthodox denominations) met in Cleveland, Ohio, and brought into
being the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States
1984 - Pope John Paul II completed the last of 133 homilies in St. Peter's
Square on the ecumenical theme, "Theology of the Body." It was the first
time in public catechesis that a pope made use of higher criticism of the
Old Testament and freely cited a number of Protestant theologians.
1994 - Norway votes against joining European Union - later joins in.
2000 - George W. Bush's lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to bring
“legal finality” to the presidential election by ending any further ballot
recounts; Al Gore's team countered that the nation's highest court should
not interfere in Florida's recount dispute.
0799 - Pope Leo III, aided by Charlemagne, returns to Rome
1223 - Through publication of "Regula Bullata," Pope Honorius III formally
authorized the "Regula Prima," a settled rule of organization and administration
for the Franciscan order.
1349 - Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
1916 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1947 - UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
1950 - National Council of the Church of Christ in US established
1964 - Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
1967 - US Secretary of Defense McNamara becomes President of the World Bank
1970 - In Nagpur, India, six church bodies (the Anglicans, the United Church
of Northern India, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Church of the Brethren
and the Disciples of Christ) merged to form the Church of India.
1978 - UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian
people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1990 - UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq
1999 - Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed an extraordinary Northern
Ireland government designed to bring together every branch of opinion within
the bitterly divided society.
0030 -BC- Cleopatra Egyptian queen commits suicide
0306 - Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1215 - The Fourth Lateran Council closed, under Innocent III. It was this
council that made first official use of the term "transubstantiation," with
reference to the Eucharist (Catholic version of Lord's Supper).
1523 - Amsterdam bans assembly of 'heretics'
1530 - German reformer Martin Luther remarked: 'Whenever I happen to be prevented
by the press of duties from observing my hour of prayer, the entire day is
bad for me.'
1554 - Roman Catholicism was (briefly) restored to England, under the reign
of Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. In the
process, "Bloody Mary" had Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley
and nearly 300 other Protestant leaders burned at the stake.
1678 - Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
1894 - In Naperville, Illinois, seven groups of the Evangelical Association
withdrew from the organization to form the United Evangelical Church. (In
1922 the two denominations reunited.)
1938 - Germany bans Jews from being lawyers
1947 - Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1962 - U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
1988 - UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat
1993 - President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill into law.
SBC Snubs CCT
"Christian Churches Together in the USA" or CCT includes mainline Protestants,
Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics, and even the now-apostate Worldwide
Church of God. In a wise decision, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC),
the nation's largest Evangelical denomination, said "it would not be wise"
to join the new religious alliance. According to Agape Press, Dr. Richard
Land, president of the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said,
"When you start coming together in any kind of organizational way, and [that
organization] says it's a forum for participation so we can pray together,
grow in our understanding together, and witness together our faith - well,
you know, the reason we have different denominations is we have different
understandings of 'our faith' is. And if you're involved in these kinds of
things organizationally, you can end up giving people a false impression
that you have the same faith."
AgapePress said that Land indicated that "such alliances create confusion"
that the SBC works with people of differing faiths and "people of good will"
on issues of common concern, such as abortion, the defeat of same-sex marriage,
and pornography. "But when it comes to faith issues, when it comes to theology
and doctrine," he says, "we feel it's best to make it very clear where we
stand - and to not stand in organic relationship with others that would give
people the idea that we have similar or the same faith."
The National Council of Churches [NCC] calls the ecumenical alliance "the
most inclusive Christian organization ever" and Bob Edgar, general secretary
of the NCC, describes the group as "a new forum for leaders of the nation's
churches to discuss topics of common interest and grow in their relationships
with one another."
Galicia to Host World Peace Conference
[link sent by Tom
the Consel of Culture, Social Communication and Tourism in Galicia, Spain
will host a world peace conference next year in Spain during the month of
May. This conference is part of to 90 day cultural “event” that the Xunta
of Galicia is putting together.The local government is planning to hold an
international cultural forum with an emphasis on solidarity and peace. Several
international celebrities have indicated that they will be participating
including: former American president Jimmy Carter, secretary general of the
UN Kofi Annan, the author of Harry Potter J.K Rowling, Latin-American activist
Rigoberta Menchu and former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachov.
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