The recent statement of belief posted by the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Seminary fills me with enormous sadness. The larger part of my sadness is entwined with that of certain current students and their families, with certain alums and their families, and with that of all us allies who stand with the GLBTQ family. How betrayed so many must feel by those who have been their teachers and mentors and role models preaching faith’s courageous love. I’m sad, too, though, that the statement purports to be the belief of “the faculty.” Was this statement truly unanimous, an expression of all minds and hearts? Was there no one willing to point to the naked emperor, no one willing to say that peace paid for by oppression is no peace?