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Michigan judge, instructed not to receive Communion, opts for Methodist parish

December 02, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Sara Smolenski, the Michigan judge who was instructed by her pastor not to receive Communion because of her involvement in a same-sex marriage, has instead received communion at a local Methodist church. Smolenski, who had portrayed herself as a committed Catholic, praised the Methodist ministers who “reached out to open this up and do what Jesus would do.”
[Notice that the local television station’s report, written entirely from Smolenski’s perspective, provides no quote from any Catholic representative.]

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 02, 2019 6:49 PM ET USA

    In the cited article the judge said: "I speak my truth because God made me who I am and I’m not different." Parsing: "I speak my truth." Compare to: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me." Parsing: "God made me who I am." Does this have an Islamic tinge to it? In other words, does the judge have no will of her own? Parsing: "I am not different." I have to ask: with respect to what standard is she not different? Is this the price being paid for confusion?