I realized the choice before me was to continue supporting FCCF as it was, or to work for necessary changes. I had avoided conflict most of my life, which made this even harder. I could remain dormant or come out of my shell. I decided to stand for restoring the church to a format similar to what it had been prior to the change in bylaws. I was optimistic that it could happen.

“A group of like-minded fellow church members began growing, and informal meetings among them started happening at private homes. The buzz on Facebook expanded into a buzz in the sanctuary with many wondering exactly what was going on. Professor Lay wrote a descriptive blurb that was emailed from friend to friend, and the issue started factions in the church. Everyone pondered the same points that plagued me. Should I put my loyalty with the church body, which had been like a family to me, and to the church where my tithes had gone for many years? Should I continue to sit under the teaching of a man who allegedly chose to protect his image rather than the victims and the congregation of parents and children?” (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. 78.)

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