A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I think the way he did it was cruel and contrary to his profession. Was it his right? Sure. But was he right to do it? No.
I guess it's just that kissing a loved one is integral to who that person was, so I find their objection....objectionable. But I have not said that I didnt believe they couldnt make that decision. I just find it a sad deforming of actual Christian values.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Yeah we all know the constitutional technicalities and blah blah blah...
In terms of the common trust and the moral fabric between every day people, what the pastor did was morally reprehensible and cruel. Too many Christians think that it's their job to carry out God's scorn. It's unfortunate that this brand of delusional thinking continues to lead to so much heartache and grief in our world.
With any luck the pastor's reputation will be ruined and he will go through his own deep reflection process about how he can be a better person for humanity -- fat chance though.