Then, on the flipside, I was excommunicated from a liberal church for expressing a traditional view of marriage, and failing to recognize that a gay friend was closeted, even in that inclusive setting. The church council, of which I was a member, met secretly and determined, I should not return. When I failed to comply, they threatened criminal trespass charges. All that to say: on this issue, there does not appear to be a “kind“ response in any kind of church

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