The case has been settled under confidential terms. Here is Reverend Mac Brunson's statement:
"In April of 2009, I was quoted in a Times Union article regarding an Internet blog which concerned this Church.
The article stated that I had labeled the author of the blog "obsessive compulsive" and a "sociopath". I did use those words and those conditions to describe Mr. Tom Rich, the author of the blog. These are serious and debilitating conditions.
These statements have resulted in protracted litigation for myself and this Church.
Mr. Rich and his family were longtime members of this Church. Mr. Rich is not obsessive compulsive and is not a sociopath. I regret making those statements. I want to apologize to Mr. Rich and his family. I also want to apologize to you and the Church." Mac Brunson