I wish I had the courage to have done this… it will be interesting to see if he will be allowed to keep his job.
Posted by Ben Dubow on November 3, 2010 in Uncategorized
November 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm
<p>I will definitely try and give an update!</p><p>I do think if I had some models, it is possible. </p><p>Everyone in my life who did know told me not to disclose and the one time I did disclose, I was almost summarily fired (by a different ministry)… so that certainly didn’t help.</p><p>In my mind I knew at some point I would disclose because eventually I would have to preach on the topic and didn’t feel like I could with integrity without disclosing. Oddly, it is possible, that the recent suicides and current environment might have pushed me over the edge to disclosure, though hard to really know.</p><p>I deeply respect those who do come out and think it is the best thing for them and for the church (whether they are the pastor or not). But I think there is a reality that churches (generally) have not created safe places for people to disclose — on many issues, but especially this one.</p>
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