Now that October 2011 has drawn to an end, I want to express my gratitude to
all the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who were
inspired by the tradition of October being Coming Out month to come out
to themselves and those around them.
Every pastor needs to
address the issue of freedom and accountability. It's part of the pastor's role
in nurturing a church community: neither a laissez-faire atmosphere nor a
judicial one helps people grow as disciples.