Earlier today, I received the City of Alexandria’s Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed against it in federal district court. That’s eleven days after they filed—apparently the City was waiting for the Court to send me a copy. Sorry kids, doesn’t work that way, and I never did get a copy from the Court.
Anyway, none of my arguments are really new. But as I point out, there’s ample evidence of the City’s bias in this matter — a bias that started innocently enough, but that has had disastrous results for Grace Church.
In short, the defendants had best hope they don’t get what they want, which is dismissal. If that occurs, we will go our separate ways, and I will continue to call the church out on its shocking and outrageous behavior. The result will be the continuing precipitous decline of Grace Church.
In other words, Grace needs me more than I need Grace. I am fully prepared to continue my opposition to the church for the next 20 years if I have to. And given longevity in my family, it’s entirely possible that I have another 40 years to go. In other words, I may well outlive both Grace church and TEC.