Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Barmen Time?

Shrimp here: Have you any evidence of pastors being asked to sign statements that they would not leave the ELCA over what happens in August? I know of one conference where that happened and want to know if there are others.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this, although it wouldn't surprise me.

Peace!
Rob Buechler

Shrimp said...

I know of one only, but I know it for a fact, and where it happened once, it is sure to happen elsewhere, and we want to know to what degree such desperate behaviour is taking place.

The incident I know of was a conference meeting, an assistant to the bishop was present. The pastor told me that oddly, she told the group that my fried was right, that many people were going to leave the elca no matter what the vote is.

Leadership knows they have pushed the envelope.

PA Norsk said...

I haven't heard of this either, but I have ELCA clergy friends who have been ordered by their synodical bishop to shut up about sexuality and "play ball". "Or else" seems to be implied. Anybody else come under this more informal yet still direct form of pressure?

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