The negative reactions of some religious leaders have been much too public.
I am more than willing to grant there was a definite sense of relief when Greear resigned, for the tension of a closely contested election had been resolved, but relief is not the same thing as unity.
The fact that God chose to reveal Himself more personally to Thomas was purely gracious, not required or necessary for a faith response.
While I understand that the Constitution of the United States of America defends religious freedom for all, yet more importantly, as a Christian I believe that true “soul freedom” is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.
…why would one assume that God’s grace and power given to the apostles to reveal the MYSTERY OF CHRIST isn’t sufficiently understandable or believable?