SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Two women who are involved in a lesbian relationship recently contacted the media after receiving a letter from their now-former pastor who advised that their church membership had been revoked as they remained unrepentant.
“Hmmmmm, ok whatever. Going to a better church now. Love my wife and Christ! ‘Nough said,” Mary Catherine Trollinger also wrote to social media on Wednesday upon posting a photograph of the letter.
Trollinger told Local Memphis that she met Olivia while attending Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi and serving as a college director. Both her family and officials at her church sought to advise them that the relationship was inappropriate and unbiblical.
Last year, the two were reportedly advised that they were no longer members in good standing, and so they left. Trollinger also says that her mother told her that same day that she couldn’t continue living in her parents’ home.
Last week, the two received notification that their membership had officially been revoked as a year had passed without repentance and the two had gone on to “marry.”
“At the outset, I kindly but firmly reminded both of you that a homosexual relationship is forbidden in Scripture and against God’s original design,” the letter signed by pastor Barry Baker states. “For a professing Christian to live openly and unremorsefully in sin is degrading to the name of Christ, defiling to his/her church family, and destructive to himself/herself.”
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