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

notany's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by notany

This sounds a lot like a domestic divorce. You had to bide your time to decide if this was the right thing to do. You had to keep control over how and when you were going to do it.

I'm sure the congregation was shocked to find that a minister could perform their duties and care about them without holding the beliefs required of their church.

I doubt things would have gone any smoother if you had approached the deacons and told them you had a "few things" to tell the congregation next Sunday. They probably still would have locked you out and you wouldn't have had a chance to say anything public. At least your congregation got the story on what happened and why you are gone.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:21:25 UTC | #933630