This article was originally published by Mennonite World Review

There’s no pure church

I’m writing in response to the opinion pieces by Darrel Miller and Scott Sprunger (May 6, offering contrasting views on the resolutions about Mennonite Church USA’s Membership Guidelines that delegates will consider at the special assembly May 27-30 in Kansas City, Mo.) While I hear what Sprunger is saying, my preference lies with Miller’s position. We embrace divorced people without calling their relationships normative. Neither the biblical record nor church history supports identifying gay marriage as normative.

Regardless of the delegates’ ­decision, I’m not leav­ing MC USA. Staying in rela­tion­ship is better than looking for a non­existent pure church.

David Ewert, Metamora, Ill.

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