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← Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

Sara's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Sara

OK - I'll give the church members the benefit of the doubt.

They were stunned by their pastor's actions and reacted by protecting themselves to what they perceived as a harsh blow.

In their minds, she cast them out, so they cast her out.

Pretty basic stuff. It's not admirable, but it's not surprising, either.

Also, we can't presume that the whole church is of one mind about its pastor. The lock-out could be the decision of a small group of panicked leaders trying to cope with a situation they never foresaw.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:39:46 UTC | #933613