Cyrillic said:Either way, he's probably be a fine deacon. But he phrased his article in such a way that it can be easily misinterpreted.
'So, make no mistake fellow Christians, if you have made it your mission to attack and demonise gay or transgender people and the gay or transgender rights movement, if your primary concept of Christian morality revolves around sexual ethics, if for you the Church’s role in the public sphere is primarily to fight the so-called ‘culture war’, then you are doing far more damage than good for Christ. Try rereading the Gospels, and then be not only hearers, but doers of their words.'
seems pretty damn clear to me.....and granted that this was the last paragraph in a longer essay in which his position is crystal clear.......