Monday, July 7, 2008

the cat snuck out of the bag

Those who hold degrees from Moody Bible Institute (fundamentalist) and Seattle Pacific University (evangelical) are allowed to hold their final verdict on homosexuality in abeyance because the church's (Church of the Apostles) position on sexuality is not central to their identity, nor is Karen going to let either of her denominations thrust that issue to the forefront of her congregation. (For the matter, the gay members of the church are allowed to hold their opinions of the Moody and SPU grads in abeyance as well).
Tony Jones, The New Christians, p. 207

Who is he trying to fool? The fact that he can refer to "gay members of the church" already tells us that a decision has been made, and that those who may be against it are kindly(?) told to shut up and accept it.

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