Originally Posted by u-dog
I am totally pissed that once more my church is engaged in flushing its most talented members down the toilet. The Church is TRULY the only army that shoots its wounded. Someone needs to buy copies of "Wounded Healer" for each member of the Committee on Ministry and the Session.
Have you considered that your BipolarII diagnosis is not the real reason for their actions? that this is really about your politics/theology/attitudes toward authority? I am sure that you have frightened any number of people. Could this all be just an excuse to make themselves feel safer?
Five minutes ago, I wrote an email to the Stated Clerk, who's a friend and ally - personally and theologically. Anyway, I told him that either the church changed it's mind and doesn't want to admit it, or they are really pissed about my theology/politics etc. I think they are willing to use anything to shift the blame for forty years of decline to someone else. And I'm it.
If that is the case, they are being ruthless and playing with my life and livelihood.
Anyway, he told me (confidentially) that he heard remarks last night at the COM meeting like, "he's just doing what they called him to do, and they don't like it." Maybe the COM isn't as twisted as I think - maybe.