I respond to the friction between the Vineyard Church of Columbus and the organization know as Minutemen United ("Church seeks injunction against protesters," Dispatch article, July 8).
I respond to the friction between the Vineyard Church of Columbus and the organization know as Minutemen United (“Church seeks injunction against protesters,” Dispatch article, July 8).
I have been a member of Minutemen United since its inception in 2003. At that meeting, men of diverse walks of life came to an agreement on one solitary issue: to preach Jesus Christ to the American culture. We found it necessary to step outside the walls of the church more often than not, as our difficulties many times have been within the church itself.
The article and some television coverage led viewers to think we oppose Vineyard because of its acceptance of gays and of women who have had abortions. This is inaccurate.
Vineyard has been stellar and Christian in the work it does with women in pregnancy distress and who are post-abortive, as well as many other wonderful things.
Our contention is not with those who don't hold our opinion; our contention is with those who lead others in the name of Jesus who don't hold his opinion in cases where Scripture is very clear.