The Crystal Cathedral in Southern California has taken the surprising step of asking its choir members to model a biblical lifestyle, which would include abstaining from homosexual behavior.

This is reportedly the first time the Garden Grove megachurch is asking the choir to sign a covenant, particularly one that takes a stance against homosexuality.

And apparently, choir members are not happy about it.

In a statement Tuesday regarding the covenant, Crystal Cathedral Senior Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman said dialogue over “reconciling love and adherence to God’s Word” has led to a number of people being hurt.

“We are sincerely sorry,” she stated.

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