I absolutely loathe over zealous Christians. Let’s be honest here, I loathe zealots no matter their cause or calling. However this group here has overstepped there boundaries, in my honest opinion.
A 49-year-old Florida woman says her former church is threatening to reveal her sins to its congregation after learning that she is in a “sexually immoral relationship.”
Rebecca Hancock told FOXNews.com that Grace Community Church, a non-denominational church in Jacksonville, Fla., was against her relationship with boyfriend Frank Young because the two were sexually active but not married. [SOURCE]
My first question was ‘how did they even know?’ Apparently Rebecca Hancock was running off at the mouth to one of the church members about getting her freak on with her man.
Hancock, who is divorced, said the problems began in March, when she started telling her church mentor about her relationship – in what she thought were confidential conversations.
“As it progressed I told her about it and she said, ‘You’ve got to get out, you’re biblically wrong,'” Hancock said.
WOW. Her advice wasn’t that Ms Hancock, (oh, the irony of her name), should stop having sexual relations but that she should leave the man alone completely.
Uhmmmm. Okay. HATER! I’m willing to bet you all the silver and gold this old prune of “mentor” is in an unhappy, sexless marriage or is a single, sex deprived, mean ass witch of a shrew!!
Hancock learned that her private sessions with her mentor hadn’t been so private after all, when in October her mentor pulled her aside in church and asked her come into another room.
“In the room, there were several women that I never told my business to. And they proceeded to tell me about my business and what I was doing and what a sinner I was – just persecuting me.” Hancock said. “One of the ladies was even saying ‘I was at your house when you didn’t come home all night.'”
Are you kidding me? One of the church ladies camped out in front of Ms Hancock’s home!! Oh if that isn’t “stalkerish” I don’t know what is!!!
Grace Community Church’s reasons for putting Ms Hancock’s business on BLAST to the entire congrations is due what they call “the process of loving accountability” to deal with “sinners“. The process includes private admonishment, admonishment in the presence of witnesses and finally public admonishment. This is even AFTER Ms Hancock has formerly resigned her membership to the church. She is no longer a member and they, the church, has decided to proceed with the final step.
Well, ain’t that about a b*tch and a half?!!
I believe in accountability and all but this is taking it too dayum far. Too far!!! I think this church has failed! FAILED! FAILED!! Instead of winning souls for God their turning them away and turning them off. It’s no wonder so many people are anti-religion. How can we blame them?
Make no mistake….the day any church member decides to air what I’ve revealed to them in confidence about my freakum activities, is the day er’body’s little “indiscretions” are put in the church bulletin, handed out with the tithes envelopes. 😉
So, what do you think? Do you think the church is right or wrong? Why or Why not?