VAN SUSTEREN: One of the things that has caught attention is the prayer, the gay prayer -- I don't know if that -- explain that to me. Has that been taken out of context...
KROON: Number one, we're not doing -- I mean, we're not sponsoring that here. we're not running (ph) that here. I don't even know where that phrase comes from. I don't even know if it's -- I mean, Focus on the Family is the group sponsoring that seminar in Anchorage.
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VAN SUSTEREN: Not you?
KROON: Not us.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK.
KROON: And they're in Anchorage and they're -- I mean, they're going to be in Anchorage. They're going to be sponsoring it. And if you look at their literature and stuff, I don't know that they even use that phrase.
VAN SUSTEREN: So the media has gotten this one wrong? As far as you know.
KROON: As far as I know. I don't know what -- I will say this. We did make -- we did let our people, in just a simple notice in the bulletin, that, yes, that seminar's going to be in Anchorage. And some of them may go, some of them may not go. I could give you a long explanation as to why, and that was my decision to put that in the bulletin, why I did it.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why did you do it?
KROON: I don't know how much you can just do this, but I'll just -- I'll say it.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK.
KROON: And this may take a long time. I mean, you can decide what to do with it.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right.
KROON: When the subject of homosexuality comes up, people that matter to me come to mind. And over the past year, I've had different people in our congregation speak of homosexuals in ways that I did not want to hear our people speak.
VAN SUSTEREN: Unkind?
KROON: I would say not with understanding and without any sense of the dynamics of same-sex attraction and all those kinds of things. And I felt like there was (INAUDIBLE) understanding and I don't think there was appropriate use of terminology.
And this wasn't in the church, it was outside the church. Two individuals who are within the Christian faith, they wrestle with this same-sex attraction and their Christian communion. I mean, and these people were real. They were not a dog and pony show or something like that, that they've been called. I mean, these people were real. And I wanted my people, if at all possible, to hear somebody in their tone and their manner because I don't think the church has done a very good job of speaking of this issue in a gracious tone and manner.