The following is reposted with permission from our beloved friend Dee Parsons’ blog, the Wartburg Watch.
We intend to write more on acceptance, inclusion, and church discipline, including the appalling situation at Tenth Presbyterian. But for now, please enjoy this excellent post.
As you read the nonsense about the Ninth Commandment, keep this in mind: The Bible is clear about adultery and causing others to stumble, as in Liam Goligher’s conduct in Lancaster. Nowhere does the Bible speak to the issue of transgender children, yet folks at Tenth have no problem waxing eloquent about how this is the work of Satan.
Folks, Satan seems to be doing just fine at Tenth, thanks to Goligher and his minions, including Lisa and Ron DiGiacomo. He doesn’t need help from transgender persons or those who love them.
As for us, we’ll vote for love, compassion, and acceptance over the approach of these buttheads, any time.
I have learned a crucial lesson in my years of exposing abuse in the church. It doesn’t matter if the church is SBC, PCA, nondenominational, Orthodox, Catholic, or whatever. If the truth is being exposed, the church leaders or their sycophants will go out of their way to silence an individual from talking about the abuse. Karen Walton (and her husband) were excommunicated from Liam Goligher’s Tenth presbyterian church because they had a transgender child. I was shown the email which confirms the removal. I say this upfront because the Tenth Presby machine appears to be trying to say this excommunication didn’t happen. Perhaps leaders shouldn’t use emails… The elders’ cavalier “We hurt with you, but goodbye” attitude hurt Karen and her husband. In TWW’s post (Update) Liam Goligher Resigns! Guess Those “Personal Conduct Citations” Were Spot on are some of the comments from folks with ties to Tenth Presby.
Karen has given me some emails/documents that indicate that she and her husband were removed from membership at Tenth Presby. If I receive permission, I will post these emails. They are an example of why so many are leaving the church. They are made even more critical because Goligher appears to have been involved in some hanky panky with his gal pal. He got to stay and preach and will probably receive an amicable settlement, which the tithes of the faithful members of the church will supply.
As the days pass, I am becoming increasingly aware of several issues within the church, as outlined by the GRACE report, which is linked in this post. Some church leaders have said this is a fake GRACE report. Dear reader, they are upset because they had chosen not to release the GRACE report. I am so glad that Anglican Watch believes in a different interpretation of the 9th commandment. More on that shortly.
I am providing the exact comments by one Lisa DiGiacomo, who appears to be an expert on applying the Westminster Larger Catechism standards and providing views on women’s roles in groups like the Duggars.
Comment Number One: Shut up, submit to your husband, and where is he, anyway? You are violating the 9th commandment, and don’t forget Matthew 18.
Lisa sure knows how to “win” an argument.