“A path to care requires believers and especially Christian leaders to identify closely with their same-sex oriented members… The path of care cannot flourish until the emotional abuse comes to an end and those who fostered the abuse humble themselves and learn instead to love.”
Our family joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in January 2017. Within 6 months I was in my first pastorate, and by April 2018 I was ordained.
We chose to join the PCA in part because of its confessional standards and robust theological vision. We believed these commitments made the PCA a denomination that could readily endure disagreements or pressures that might otherwise tear apart other churches and denominations with less rigorous standards.
It wouldn’t be long, however, before we started hearing rumblings of a threat that would shred our once faithful denomination.