We have a problem. There are multiple symptoms, but all of the same problem. I could bring up symptoms one after another. There is the case of the Hawthorne, CA police officers who arrest someone for video recording them in a public place, and then they proceed to shoot the man’s dog! There is the Air Force lieutenant colonel fighter pilot who got off the hook after being convicted and sentenced for rape. There are the many cases of clergy abusing people in their care, including/especially children.
I’m sure you know more examples, close to your home. They’re all symptoms of a larger problem, and we have to face that problem. Otherwise, we might be in a dangerous situation, and not just in a religious context, either.
Aidan Odinson/ Bishop Cal