"More than ever, we need voices of reason and deep spirituality. The voices of intolerance and hatred are too loud."
United Church of Christ president Geoffrey Black
My observation: churches on the progressive end of the theological spectrum rarely take stands on issues of the day. The reason is often to preserve congregational harmony. But I wonder if this relegates those needed voices of reason to the sidelines, as spectators, while others are on the playing field where the action is.