Pastor Troy Lewis: Intent not to offend
April 30, 2011
Steamboat Springs — I would like to respond to the concerns and comments regarding the ad we ran last week for our Easter services. Judas is a part of the Easter story that often gets ignored or swept under the rug, probably because of the shame and sadness that's associated with it. We sense that the same thing is possibly happening in our community regarding the issues of depression, hopelessness and suicide. We know that there are good organizations out there doing the hard work of trying to share options and offer resources and help. Our desire was to engage a discussion and provide an avenue where people can find hope and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We are sincerely sorry for any offense or insensitivity that was represented by our ad — that was completely not our intent.
Pastor Troy Lewis
Steamboat Christian Center