Enforcement of Church Law: A Good Thing For Once?

Fuck the witch hunts, and the inquisition, and the condemnation of scientific heresies, and the support for inherited, monarchic rule, and, well, just about everything. But maybe, just maybe there’s something good that might come out of Christian church law after 1700 years?

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow United Methodist, [faces charges under Methodist church law] over a zero tolerance U.S. immigration policy …

Specifically, the group accuses him of child abuse in reference to separating young children from their parents and holding them in mass incarceration facilities; immorality; racial discrimination and “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of The United Methodist Church.

All are categories listed in 2702.3 as chargeable offenses for a professing member of a local church.

Interesting. I wonder how this might affect the national conversation, given that so many US citizens are Christian.





  1. chigau (違う) says

    As a Recovering Catholic, if I am remembering my early training accurately:
    he is a Protestant therefore a Heretic therefore he will burn in Hell for all eternity.
    Still, the process discussed at the link is fun.
    One commenter used the phrase “50 year history” of his segment of the cult.
    Wow. Like way long, dude.

  2. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Wow. Like way long, dude.

    Oh, I laughed so hard. Thank you chigau!

  3. ridana says

    I’m of mixed mind on this. My first reaction was a cheer (and being pleased and surprised it was Methodists stepping up, having been raised in that church). But then I remembered all the calls for the Pope to excommunicate any Catholic Supreme Court justices (currently 5 1/2 of 9 – Gorsuch was raised Catholic, but is pretending to be Episcopalian) or members of Congress who supported Roe or other pro-choice legislation, and get a chill up my spine should this tactic prove effective. Which it won’t, but I’d rather see Sessions grow a heart rather than change course because of religious arm-twisting. Religion already plays too big a role in our governance as it is.

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