Joy Abdul, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, was taken to task by a letter writer, Akilah Holder, in September 2 edition of the Express, for saying that the Presbyterian Church will be seeking a collective position regarding its treatment of the LGBT community, which, as far as I am concerned, is a judicious response. After all, Ms Abdul is but one member of the synod of the church.

First of all, Ms Holder chooses selected and isolated scripture in her volley of attacks on the LGBT community, but I’m sure that the Presbyterian Church, like some of us, is also aware that there are other scriptures to consider as well, more so, those dealing with the inability of mortal man to cast judgment on others, and those which underscore compassion and forgiveness. And, so, as an agent of God, the church has to consider all scriptures and not the myopic view of people—fanatical Christians—like Holder.

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