The questions posed by Ekrom in the LGBT survey thread got me thinking. It has actually been a question posed to me by fellow servants in the church.
What is the COC doing to help those who are in sin?
We have no alcohol programs. Nothing for sex addicts. There is no outreach for homosexuals. No drug addiction programs. And the list could go on.
The Protestants have many of these services. Is it the role of the Orthodox church to have these services in place? Should we refer people to these services elsewhere? If the church should not be doing these things, why not? What else can we do?