Vague statements do not stand against arguments substantiated by documentation. Redirection from the main topic does not answer the issue at hand. Does questioning the platform of presentation disprove a valid point? Doesn’t it take another valid argument to come against it in a reasonable dialogue? Here’s my burning question. Shouldn’t I expect abject truth and transparency from my church leaders? I’m just asking.

“At that point I knew I would not see the transparency from leadership I wanted. His statement made no sense to me. I uncrossed my legs and crossed my arms. Then Steve went off on the foibles of social media and getting information from unreliable sources. He made the mistake of not knowing that his audience was in close contact with the authors of the timeline. If he had any refutations to make, they needed to be factually supported and documented at the same level as the case study to show that the timeline was in error.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, p. 82.)

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