And so let me make it clear that I’m not writing this in order to try to convince anyone to change their minds (although I’d welcome it if it does).
I’m writing this post for one reason:
I feel like I have to, to clear my own conscience. I’ve tried – right up to tonight – to resist taking a public stance or go “on the record,” and instead take the easier, more tempting route to speak only after the fact or in hindsight.
(Let me also make something else very clear: I’m writing this on Unapologetic Theology, my own blog, and – as I’ve always made clear – this is my own personal blog and the views I express here are my own. The viewpoints expressed her are not necessarily those (and are quite often not those!) of the particular parish I serve, nor do they represent the viewpoint of the diocese, denomination (or for that matte…