I’m in a mood to strangle a few of that woman’s “fellow” church goers…
Any other opinions?
I realize the church is very conservative… but still…
PS: to somebody who posted below, this did not happen to me, it’s an article I found, lol.
Church to out ex-member’s ‘sexually immoral relationship’
*The Jacksonville church informed Hancock, 49, this month it will make her “sexually immoral relationship” with her boyfriend public at that service.
Hancock, who is divorced, said she left the church in October because members confronted her over it. On Wednesday, she also sent the church a letter officially resigning - hoping to stop the action so her children, who attend services there, would not have to face her embarrassment.
“We explain this process of loving accountability when they become members, and we are doing nothing more than following the practices of what biblical churches have done through history,” Christmas said. “It is a mission of restoration and it is done in a spirit of love and grace.”
**Just before the divorce was finalized a few ***months ago, she began dating a man and confided to a woman at church who she went to for “guidance, assistance and counsel.” But that woman told church officials, Hancock said.
One Sunday in October, her confidant hugged her and led her to a meeting with some of the church’s female members.
“They all went after me,” Hancock said. “It was so devastating. … I thought the people who cared for me were in this room.”
“Our love for you compels us to pursue that which is best for you,” the letter starts. Stating she is “involved in a sexually immoral relationship with a man who is not your husband,” it adds that such behavior can be repented and forgiven by God.
But because Hancock rebuffed efforts by church elders to resolve the issue, the letters states, “you leave us with no other choice but to carry out the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ” - namely “tell it to the church” - on Jan. 4.
Hancock’s boyfriend, Frank Young, said church members have been “vicious” to a “really good woman.”