This guy could be running the RNC. Seems uncomfortable with people who are actually trying to abide by their moral principles. They are inconvenient to the hierarchy’s obsessive desire for “inclusiveness” that has ruined virtually all of the mainline Protestant churches.
Yes. So does another person, namely Christ Jesus. Have you ever heard His scathing words to the Scribes and the Pharisees who were "actually trying to abide by their moral principles?" Self-attained moral uprightness only goes so far, but the forgiveness of sin in Christ Jesus for poor sinners - including those who by all accounts are "on the other side" - lifts a broken body of death into the highest heaven. "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.'"