Controversy

Stop picketing my church. I've got a restraining order.

Vineyard of Columbus’ Pastor Rich Nathan has had enough. Members of the Minutemen United have been protesting the church for months.  The minutemen say the church has a ‘passive resistance’ to both abortion and gay marriage. So Pastor Nathan got a restraining order against the minutemen. According to the minutemen spokesperson, the church does not speak out against homosexuality and abortion.  But here’s the clincher:  the church helps women recover from abortions and accepts gay members. Nathan’s response:  The church IS anti-abortion and against gay marriage, but it has a mission of ‘broad and inclusive’ boundaries. You can read more here. What would YOU do in this pastor’s situation?  Is a restraining order a good idea? Or not? How do you/should you deal with YOUR critics? Todd Read more here…