They may be objecting to a confession to a priest as a sacramental requirement for salvation, as do I.
By the way, my wife recently found a lovely CD of Gregory Peck reading 1John among other books at a 99 cent type store.
I asked specific questions with most on this issue.
Gregory Peck Reading 1John is wonderful. If I ever wanted a majestic voice it would be Gregory Peck's LOL!!
Did you ever see him play the Reverend hiding Jews during WW two. Great TV Movie.