The service had been going on for several hours on April 8, when about 1:30 p.m. the bailiff entered with a summons for the female preacher.
According to a source, the clergy member had been collecting the day's offering when the bailiff appeared.
It is said that when the bailiff at first attempted to serve the summons, he was greeted with resistance. There was said to be an argument between both parties before the preacher eventually took the document.
The summons, the source said, was served on the preacher after an issue developed between her and an ex-member of the church about money in a partner scheme.
When THE STAR spoke with the ex-member she stated that she had no choice but to seek the legal redress.
"Yes, I was a member of the church in 2013, and was throwing partner of $1,000 weekly. I stopped throwing and demanded back my money and still can't get it," the disgruntled ex-member said.
She said that it was as a result of being unable to collect back her $22,000 that she sought the assistance of the bailiff.
THE STAR was able to see the documents for the matter which confirmed that the case will appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court (Civil Division) on May 16.
Podcasts (prior to the HWT protest)
The Gleaner Editorial to Anti gay Group Jamaica CAUSE - Good Tactic, Wrong CAUSE
Church claims future victimization if buggery is decriminalized in Jamaica
Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society continues its “HIV is a gay disease” campaign with more deception added
Jamaican Pastor says the LGBT issue is not about rights but acceptance of lifestyle
Anti Sodomy Decriminalization/Repulsion action intensifies from the Christian Community
Reverend Clinton Chisholm on Clarifying Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality and Homophobia
Blair warns politicians - Hits at campaigns, abortion, gay marriage
Gay Marriage - An Invented Issue by the christian right movement
Lawyer's Christian Fellowship hypocrisy from Shirley Richards: "Charter Of Rights And The Moral Divide" (read carefully)
I had warned about the clouding of the issues regarding religion versus LGBT rights:
A letter in the Gleaner today I have to in some sense agree with where it read in part:
THE EDITOR, Sir:
In his column 'Jesus, Obama and gays', published in The Gleaner of April 14, 2015, the fact that Pastor Smallwood deliberately omitted one of the most significant portions of the St John 8 passage he quoted speaks volumes to his real motive.
For those who have an interest in promoting truth, here is what the passage says: "When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, if any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her. Again he stooped down to write on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away, one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus alone was left with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? No, sir, she said.
Then neither do I condemn you, Jesus declared. GO AND LEAVE YOUR LIFE OF SIN" (John 8:7-11).
The pastor's omission of the latter part of the dialogue between Jesus and the woman is deliberate because he knows that if he had included it, his purpose would have been completely demolished.
It is the belief of all true Bible students that the death and resurrection of Christ have made available to all men the ability to overcome every sinful habit. Indeed, that is why he died.
It is truly heart-rending to see someone who calls himself/herself a pastor joining ranks with those who have vowed to perpetuate the lie that those who oppose homosexuality are promoting hate and intolerance.
Is it possible for these gay apologists to understand that those of us who serve Christ with a pure heart understand very well that if we do not love all men with the same fervency and understanding that we display in our opposition to homosexuality, we would be 'serving' Christ in vain?