On Monday, I had a wonderfully cordial dialogue with Gary Ledbetter, Communications Director at SBTC. Having known Gary since 2002 and having some similar musical interests (Gary is a former drummer who’s gigged with some interesting people—viva the Lizard King!), it was good to catch up and fill in some blanks from both perspectives.
According to Ledbetter, “our basic concern was that apparent support of Faith Harbour for a ministry that we perceived would affirm sinful behavior rather than just the sinners.” That issue alone seems to be the rub for many as I listen to AP reporters, et al. It looks like people all over the country are watching and scrutinizing this event….sheesh. Nonetheless, my conversation with Ledbetter was extremely fruitful and cordial.
Of course, I’m not sure the conversation over at the Harbor’s blog has been as productive. You can keep tabs on it here.