"Impaired" commuion? Isn't the truth rather that there is no agreement, and there is therefore no communion?
I submit that the church that doesn't stand on scripture is not the church of Jesus Christ.
We all fall short of the ideal, we confess our sins and pray to God asking him to forgive us for all of our sins...and will somehow help us find his grace and mercy in our life as we try to find the way . but we don't go and change what "sin" is.
If a person is gay he need not answer to me or any of us.... but he must answer to somebody that knows his true nature and his true motives.
The "church" can only change it's policy but can not change the true nature of the word of God or what he has given us any more than it can state that the earth will rotate in the opposite direction starting in one hour.
The church or Reverend or all the "lay/gay" clergy can state what they want but it doesn't "change" anything other than what they hope is a perception of them as sexual addicts with poor impulse control and the inability to identify with their gender. Some would call it a mental illness others would call it "sin"....
I'm too busy trying to get my house in order, but would appreciate it if they didn't make it necessary to talk about homosexuality to my 8 year old, who gets it flung in her face from "Will & Grace" ads, to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy... to the network that proudly displayed the "top 10 reasons it's cool to be Gay"....
When the gay activists like the liberal activists take over an organization like a church, Girl Scouts, AARP, Catholic Priesthood, United Way, or any of the others it is sad to witness what I call the "behavior of the Fly".... whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on and destroy.