Four churches leave denomination

An elder at a Presbyterian church shows off the sign he had printed — with the logo of the denomination his church just joined. The denomination they left had founded the church more than a century before. Photo by Barbara Perenic, used courtesy of the Springfield News-Sun.

This is at least the second time my work has made a section front of the Dayton Daily News. (I feel like it had previously, but no one told me.)

Anyway, in the story I tried to describe the situation both as the parties involved see it — a theological issue — and as the outside world sees it — a gay rights issue. While I could have written three times the length, I think I said what needed to be said.

Here’s a PDF of Springfield’s treatment, always more impressive ’cause it’s a smaller paper.

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