NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
18>th June, 1970 : The Headmaster of the Newington Methodist College in Sydney, Rev D A Trathen, was sacked by the school council tonight for publicly urging 20-years olds not to register for National Service. The President of the Methodist Conference and chairman of the College Council, the Rev Alan Walker, said the Church had questioned the National Service Act and Mr Trathen’s sacking was an appalling act of injustice.
[ Trust Methodists to be consistently wrong, and, I dare to say, anti-Christian: “ In a new climate change policy, the Methodist Church has set criteria for excluding tar sands and thermal coal companies…” Poor people in Asia and Africa be damned.
And: “Gay clergy and same-sex marriage may be allowed at United Methodist Churches thanks to a proposal drafted by the Connectional Table, a respected international body of clergy members and lay people in the church…” Have they ever read the Bible? Hypocrites !]