So, while abuse is real and we should never condone it, the Church must be seen to be doing something about it.
This applies also to the ordination of women, married priests, the acceptance of gays and lesbians in marriage and leadership, and the end of sex-phobic theological positions based on the Old Testament and the writings of St. Paul.
But the Church is dragging its feet.
Many even resist change.
So will Progressive Christians break away and form a separate Church?
It will still be a Church so it will face the same problems.
Will change come quickly enough?
Not at this rate.
But there is a glimmer of hope.
God is doing a new thing.
It is mostly on the internet, not on pews in churches.
We will have to wait and see.
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