Press conference announced on Ogletree resolution

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree.  Photo by Gabriel Amadeus Cooney.

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree.
Photo by Gabriel Amadeus Cooney.

WHITE PLAINS, NY —  The trial court in the case of Dr Thomas Ogletree has announced that there will be a press conference on Monday, March 10, 2014 to announce the resolution of the pending case. A formal complaint had been issued against Ogletree, a United Methodist clergyperson and professor emeritus at Yale Divinity School for his officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son.

While attempts had been made to achieve a resolution without a trial, it had been announced earlier that a trial would be held starting on March 10. Today’s announcement seems to suggest that an administrative resolution has been identified, thus forgoing the expense and media spectacle of a public church trial.

In a statement issued by the Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady, Secretary of the Trial Court, the court said that the press conference will reference the pending trial, but offers no further information on the nature of the announcement.

The press conference will be held at the Learning Center of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, located at 20 Soundview Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606-3302. The press conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m.

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  1. Wes Andrews says:

    I foresee a rug.
    I foresee a broom.
    I foresee the BOD, the Bible and the good faith of UM GC delegates being swept under….

    • Unfortunately you are probably spot on. At lease for a moment on March 10th we will have a laugh – then a long cry. When will this horse and pony show stop? I’m sure the liberals will want to take a victory lap over yet another dumb *** decision.

  2. One grows weary of the constant barrage of dialogue, Wes and Russ. The political pulse of the umc and the nation beat hand in hand–regardless of how one comes down on the issues. The press conference will be loud and partisan and still the umc struggles with an identity. The loudest voice will be heard and quoted as a stand by the denomination. John Wesley must be sad–to say nothing of Father/Son/Holy Spirit. Keep looking up–signs and wonders are happening every day……………………………

    • “One grows weary of the constant barrage of dialogue” – nice comment from one who has posted his fair share of “dialog.” Yes, we all grow weary. Weary of a minority that after nearly 20 years needs either accept the BOD (since there is less and less a chance of it changing) or leave the UMC.

      • Morning, Russ. Yes, I have added my 2 cents worth many times–not that it has made much difference. Have lived in my community for lots of years and do not anticipate a move. The town is not a big one at all. BUT if I find myself leaving here–I will find a nondenom church to attend. Gotta remember as well that the umc is not the only denomination that struggles. Lots of times if one runs from a particular thing, THAT particular thing is found at the next destination. Keep looking up………………………!!

  3. theenemyhatesclarity says:

    Does the complainant have to agree to the resolution?

  4. Instead of founding their own “GUMC” the left is intent on Methodism going down the present Catholic path of destruction; ref:PBS Frontline 25 Feb 2014 .

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