It was announced at church this morning that one of our pastors had peremptorily left...due to...it appears a suspicion of involvement in an adulterous relationship outside our church.
The trouble was, sufficient information was provided to the congregation to destroy the pastor's reputation and future opportunities for employment in a church organisation.
It was more like a public stoning than a judgement free, merciful action to help the person recover their dignity and address any behaviour that they needed to address.
Far better to say that the pastor left for personal reasons. No detail, no explanation, no fuel for reputational fire.
I was under-impressed.