A brief word about “Faithful America.”
They have continued their petition drive, concerning the same sex wedding conducted by Bill McElvaney. (For those reading about this for the first time, the emeritus pastor of the church I serve has performed a same sex wedding here in Dallas. You can catch up on the story here).
“Faithful America” has done this, despite the fact, that Bill specifically asked for people to take no action on his behalf. You can read his statement, requesting prayers and no further action here. (Note: Contrary to this statement, it has been clarified that Bill is not currently “suspended” for 90 days from ministerial duties…)
Given all of this, the only assumption I can draw is that “Faithful America” either never bothers to ask, or really doesn’t care, about the actual people involved in their stunt-like escapades. To my knowledge, they have not contacted anyone directly involved with this “action.”
Anyone can create a scene with an online petition. But real social change involves relationships…something they have clearly not built, or even attempted to build. I have tried to contact them several times myself, but they have not returned my calls.
So, while they engage in their stunt today, I will be visiting a member in the hospital.
Just thought you’d want to know.