Below is an audio recording of the May 9th presentation of the Diocesan Transgender Policy to the priests of the Diocese of Jefferson City, MO.
At 6:29 they state “This is a pastoral process, not a cut and dried response. . . When we met with [The] Bishop about this.” 7:10 “We’re not here to have a moral discussion.” If the Bishop and his staff aren’t there to have a moral discussion then who will? This is how a leader places the responsibility on subordinates and avoids publicity while still enforcing an agenda. It’s called asymmetric payoff in the corporate world.