[Baptist Press News] December 6, 2004--"'How sad that this case required a trial,' Tooley said. 'And how sad for Beth Stroud that no authoritative church figure during her ordination process or during her pastorate, until she 'came out' to her bishop, ever effectively counseled her about the church's policies. Those who winked at Stroud's defiance of church policies did neither her nor the church any favors.'
'In a culture awash with sexual confusion, which particularly affects the young, it is especially important for the church to make a clear witness about sexual ethics,' Tooley added. 'We should expect this of our Christian leaders, especially our clergy....'"