I don’t think there is “the Church” that can apologize for its members/adherents. The United Church is so diverse across and within congregations that it is impossible to imagine an apology that would be suitable for all.
The action in 1988 was better than just words. What we need now is another action — not more words. We need to have clarity at the local level about who stands where so we are not assuming we know who is on board, and who is not.
Stir the pot. Facilitate honesty within congregations and let the evolution of faith continue rather than stagnate or be extinguished.
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