Rebutting Criticism of Frank Schaefer Appeal Ruling

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Griffith's argument

Rev. Griffith does in a very short article cover our judicial history, our actual church law, and the reasons why, as he put it, the appellate committee's decision was "conservative." He has done an excellent job in doing this. I wish to correct only one thing which he mentions in passing. There are about 26,000 churches and parishes in the United States. There are around 33,000 pastors under appointment and around 16,000 retired pastors, thus totaling nearly 50,000 pastors in the United States. But. as Rev. Griffith points out, that is still not as large a constituency as the lowest criminal court judge serves.

Jerry Eckert more than 3 years ago

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