Recently Read: United Methodist Regional Body Accused of Bullying Pastor for Supporting Traditional Marriage

The Christian Post brings to light a disturbing outline of events encompassing the removal of the pastor of a United Methodist congregation.

A regional body of the United Methodist Church based in Georgia has been accused of bullying a pastor and her church over their support for traditional marriage.

Carole Hulslander, pastor at Still Waters UMC of Atlanta, has accused the UMC North Georgian Conference of removing her from her congregation over her decision to sign a statement calling for the denomination to maintain its views on homosexuality.

According to “The Erick Erickson Show” radio program, since expressing her support for the UMC to maintain a traditional definition of marriage, Hulslander found herself harassed by NGUMC leadership.

“The culture war has arrived at the door of Still Waters United Methodist Church. It’s congregation, whether they like it or not, is being made to care,” claimed the program.

The allegations laid against the NGUMC are that they’re removing Hulslander from her position as pastor and even attempting to remove the Still Waters congregation from their building.

According to the Erickson program, two weeks before Easter Sunday the congregation was presented with a new pastor.

“The new pastor came in and began berating one of the members of the congregation. The new pastor demanded keys be handed over,” claimed the radio program.

“When others intervened to calm the situation, the new pastor told the congregation to ‘f— off’. The lion that would separate the sheep from their shepherd now paces around the walls of this church.”

A search of the North Georgia Conference’s website showed that before the controversy Hulslander was part of the NGUMC’s New Multicultural Church Development Committee.

For her part, on April 21 Hulslander created a page on GoFundMe calling on individuals to financially help Still Waters find a new facility.

“Still Waters Church is under attack! A multicultural, Bible-believing CHRISTIAN church and school under threat of losing our building from the liberal leadership in our own denomination,” reads the page, in part.

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suzanne
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The sooner Methodists realize that leftist progressive apostates have taken control of the ship, the sooner they can organize and take Biblical action to save their church, and their souls.

Kevin
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To those who think that no pastor will be coerced into accepting new doctrinal interpretations I would urge them to read this.

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