I would much prefer that The Lutheran "move on to highlighting how the decisions (of the 2009 Churchwide Assembly) are being implemented and their impact in bringing a new or different life into the church" (April, "Cover story full of risks"). Since the policy changes are part of current reality within the ELCA, it is counterproductive "to focus on the divisions ... over the assembly votes." There are success stories to be told all over the church. Plus, you made a wise decision to have secular reporter Sandra D. Guy write the first installment on assessing the fallout (April, "Sexuality issue causes division, sadness — and hope"). Her article is balanced and insightful.
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