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It's interesting perhaps that the church continues to stay and stand, or lag behind the thoughts and trends of its congregations opinions, which is not necessarily surprising, since I cannot ever remember my church congregation being asked it's opinions on any of the issues facing us all with regard to gay marriage, .... never mind asking us after having heard both sides of any presented argument.
I spoke on this issue recently at a Cursillo training weekend. A pastor, who is the spiritual director, let slip in his critique of my talk that the church had not yet decided whether or not being gay was a learned behavior or as Sherwin Williams might think, "just another of the 4 million per second cell divisions that was not correctly repaired by its DNA enzyme"..... in either case, the pastor said, I should wait before voicing my opinion again....
My thought is..... are there questions to be asked and feelings to be heard on the lack of mechanisms that churches have for hearing their congregations opinions... are there any ?...

I was not aware that in serving the Lord my rights of free speech could be suspended by my pastor ?