Please note that the pastor's objections to receiving the homosexual person into membership were not answered. Nor was the question resolved whether any pastor ever has any discretion to receive or not receive any person. The pastor was placed on involuntary leave of absence for insubordination, even though the propriety of the order he was given was never addressed.
This is how the liberals do it, folks. If they can't win an issue on the merits, they'll make the other person the issue.