More Thoughts on the Scandal

More Thoughts on the Scandal February 10, 2012

An insightful friend who is not a United Methodist wrote me today about the situation at St. Luke and Tyrone Gordon.  She asks, after doing as much reading about the situation as she could,

Very interesting that the pastor gave up his credentials and then the church pretty much said that ended it for them.  Did that mean they stopped investigating the alleged incidents because the man was no longer a ordained minister of the church?  I didn’t get that.  Don’t they want to know if it happened on their watch?  And then don’t they owe it to those he pastored during those alleged incidents to either confirm or refute the allegations?  Or would doing so put the church in danger of more law suits? (emphasis mine)

Finally if true, what will become of those in power who are said to have known about the acts and done nothing or covered them up?

Yes, these are the questions.  Why is there no further action here?  However, I know the authorities have faithfully followed the letter of the law.  Wonder what Jesus might say to that?

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  • angie hammond

    Good Question Christy. Is following the letter of the law all that is required of us? I believe that is the question we need to ask ourselves each time we face a problem and wonder what we should do about it.

  • angie hammond

    Good Question Christy. Is following the letter of the law all that is required of us? I believe that is the question we need to ask ourselves each time we face a problem and wonder what we should do about it.