UCMPage.org Accused Of "H" Word For Exposing Pro-homosexuality UM Bishop's Plan To Undermine Church Law
From: firstname.lastname@example.org On Behalf Of Jean AycockWe were recently notified by Troy Plummer of Reconciling Ministries Network that a posting I had made to this list-serve for Reconciling United Methodists and Friends of N.C. had been sent to a GLBT hate site (“The UnOfficial Confessing Movement Page”), apparently by someone on our list-serve. It was accompanied by the headline “UM Bishop To Sneak Unrepentant Homosexual Into Membership At Virginia UM Church In Spite Of High Court Ruling”.
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:08 PM
Subject: [rum-nc] RUM list-serve abuse
This is fallacious and defaming of Bishop Kammerer. By twisting the content of a letter I had forwarded to our list-serve, the article accuses Bishop Kammerer of planning to thwart the ruling of the Judicial Council. In reality, Bishop Kammerer responded with a point of church law to Gavin's question: "Can a transfer of membership from one UMC to another be denied?" She in no way encouraged him to move in this direction. In addition, the Bishop has done her utmost to uphold the Judicial Council ruling in question. If Gavin chooses to join Calvary, it will only be after careful counsel and deep prayer.
Participants in hate sites often project their own devious (“sneaky”) thinking and nefarious activities onto others, in this case Bishop Kammerer. The nefarious activities which HAVE occurred here are (1) the abuse of RUM’s list-serve to (2) distort information for the sake of speaking evil (3) in the name of Jesus - or so would claim this web site. (My look at this web site’s list of “articles” makes clear that this IS a hate site, masquerading (once again) as representing United Methodism).
It is not acceptable for any RUM list-serve member to use these communications for such purposes. Being on the RUM list-serve also does not confer the right to copy any part of our communications for public or other use unless they are so marked or unless the author has given permission to share, any more than any other private communication. We wish we could protect our legitimate participants from this disrespectful misuse of the list-serve and deeply regret pain caused to Lee, Gavin, Bishop Kammerer and others.
(Sadly, in addition, it was not even Lee's intent that her letter to me be shared with the list-serve. I misunderstood her permission to share her email for permission to share her letter, rather than only her email address).
Below is the content that appeared on the website, including Lee’s letter, under the heading “Accountability Watch”.......! Looking at the additional meaning of the headline, the claim these folks want to make is that gay individuals cannot legitimately join UM churches. Their agenda is to corrupt the Discipline of the UMC.
And, of course, they never get that what Reconciling United Methodists are “pro-” is Christianity: forego judging and love your neighbor.
UM Bishop To Sneak Unrepentant Homosexual Into Membership At Virginia UM Church In Spite Of High Court Ruling
note] When an unrepentant homosexual is refused membership according to UMC
law, its Book of Discipline, upheld by the Judicial Council, and he joins
another church and plans to transfer to the same church "b/c" [because] of a
Bishop's counsel; it seems obviously sneaky and nefarious to
me. It reminds me of the kind of innocent denials convicts make
to excuse their transgressions in prison.
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