As I mentioned last week, the Vestry planned to discuss the current political climate during our annual Quiet Day on March 11.
The discussion did indeed take place, and while there were no startling opinions or conclusions, I felt the dialogue was very worthwhile. Both conservatives and liberals were able (gently!) to let off steam. And the group generally agreed that in the midst of so many passionate views, our parish should remain officially neutral.
I recognize that there are good arguments for taking a stand against or in favor of the current government. But precisely because there are arguments on each side, I’m inclined to think that the best place for us as a parish remains on the fence. —J. Douglas Ousley