It is actually refreshing to read that in
The church’s pastor, Rev. Donald Remick, issued a statement after Sunday’s cathartic vote. “Our church has grappled with the issue for the last two years. Though conversations among the church leadership, Bible study forums, sermon and newsletter articles we have talked and listened to each other and sought the Will of God.”Wow. That’s process, as clerics like to say.
There may have been a bit of catch-up involved. The more liberal United Church of Christ in town had its first gay wedding this fall.
The relieved reverend’s report also included:
Within Christendom, this issue continues to engage strong debate. The best, brightest and most devoted Biblical scholars cannot come to a consistent consensus on the meaning of the original language and context of the half dozen related Biblical passages. However, every scholar and every individual has deeply held convictions that their view is absolute and sacred.
Well, if he says so.