Saturday, August 21, 2010

Abominable United Methodist Update: Shawnee Valley District Rumblings!

As many of you know, we at WMD sometimes cover issues of faith and politics. Well, we have been covering the debacle and depravity that is the United Methodist Church, especially as it relates to the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the violation not only of the Bible, but also of their own Discipline. Well, it appears that the District Superintendent of the Shawnee Valley District of West Ohio, Joe Bishman, is carrying water for those in the WOCUMC who think that the Bible and the Discipline are merely guidelines to be erased and reworded at will. Well, someone is not buying it and has taken the Bishop, Supt., and others to task:
Second Letter to DSShawneevalley

Note the sarcasm and the dripping arrogance that the District Superintendent uses when addressing those who disagree with what the conference has done, and basically tells people to get over it. Also, note how the DS basically just says shut up and continue giving us money as means to "respond" to the issue. Disgusting!

With an arrogant and condescending attitude like this, it is no wonder that "Dr." Bishman will be having a meeting to instruct churches on how to leave the district AND United Methodism.