Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Defrocked

Today’s question comes straight from the United Methodist Church, the third-largest denomination in the nation.

Seems that the highest court within the United Methodist Church, the Judicial Council, just ruled to defrock 35-year-old Rev. Irene “Beth” Stroud, for engaging in practices deemed incompatible with Christian teachings.

So, just what did Stroud do?

A) Embezzled $278,000 in church funds
B) Lived in a lesbian relationship
C) Referred a 28-year-old single woman to a pharmacy where she could fill a prescription for the “morning after” pill.
D) Allegedly engaged in sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male parishioner.




ANSWER:

B) Stroud is a lesbian, and has been since she was first ordained into the clergy in 1999. “There’s really no question that the United Methodist Church practices discrimination,” she said after the ruling. “That’s been made abundantly clear.”

1 Comments:

At 7:11 AM, Blogger mycete said...

but answer A. is about stealing money?

 

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