Church was wonderful today except for one embarrassing glitch. I doubt our pastor knows what the tittering and gasping was all about. As I said, the rest of the service was wonderful, and yes, we will quietly and PRIVATELY bring our rather naïve pastor up to date on one thing. That thing is the video that was used to start the service. It was a wildfire popular group singing a Christmas carol to a new tune. (Noel.) Problem is it was immediately apparent to the guests, visitors, and congregation that one of the singers, maybe two, are really flaming out there if you get my drift. Got home and a quick check online and yep, out and proud. And seem proud that by doing a Christmas album they are being electronically welcomed into churches. On of them makes the point he prefers ******* rather than a more polite term for his lifestyle since he is really out on the fringe even of that movement. Sigh. This isn't about contemporary vs hymns, or trashing new tunes. But can't we get folks to maybe check up just a tiny bit on what individuals and groups openly stand for before we use their music in church? Be aware and be careful.