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Are you a pastor or ministry leader? Are you unwilling to compromise your beliefs about marriage, gender, and sexuality but concerned about the legal liabilities that might result?

John Kissinger [07/24/2015 9:24 PM]
The manual, entitled Protecting Your Ministry from Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits seems to have been removed from the original URL

John Kissinger [07/24/2015 9:24 PM]
Anyone got a full digital copy of the manual or is this too much to ask (it being baptist and all)? Alan N Carla Smith David M. Hinsen Jon Sellers John Earp John Ruffle Timothy Carter

Jon Sellers [07/25/2015 12:37 AM]
I don’t have it. Perhaps they are going to sell it instead of giving it away.

John Ruffle [07/25/2015 12:59 AM]
Maybe the CT legal dept stepped in.

Timothy Carter [07/25/2015 3:26 AM]
I don’t have a copy but I will check it out.

John Kissinger [07/25/2015 5:29 AM]
John Ruffle link’s there – all relative links point to it, but PDF file is not there. Would it be a paid resource?

Pentecostal Theology [07/25/2015 6:12 AM]
google cashed copy of the document here:

Pentecostal Theology [07/25/2015 6:25 AM]
Perhaps most valuable for ministers in this group is p.17 of the manual:

4.2 Churches – Marriage Policy

In addition to a statement of religious beliefconcerning marriage, gender, and sexuality (pg. 3),and a facility use policy (pg. 13), churches shouldalso adopt a comprehensive policy concerning themarriages their pastors or ministers may solemnizeor otherwise participate in.

SAMPLE MARRIAGE POLICY Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, awoman, and Himself, [the Church] will only recognize marriages between a biological man anda biological woman. Further, the [pastors/ministers/clergy] and staff of [the Church] shall onlyparticipate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, thefacilities and property of [the Church] shall only host weddings between one man and one woman


1.Create written procedures for becoming a church member

2. Create written procedures for church member discipline

3. Create written procedures for disassociating from church membership

4. Create a church marriage policy

John Ruffle [07/25/2015 7:47 AM]
Better copy into MS Word and save quick before it gets removed.

John Kissinger [07/25/2015 7:57 AM]
would that be allowed under they (c) and sale policy?

Timothy Carter [07/25/2015 10:03 AM]
Look at the copyright © page to see if they said not to save or copy in any retrieval system.

Pentecostal Theology [07/31/2015 8:15 AM]
Keeping the doors open for the Gospel by advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family 1-800-835-5233 © Alliance Defending Freedom 2015

John Kissinger [08/05/2015 5:33 AM]
I was told there’s another similar document coming out from Charismatic circles. Anyone else heard about it yet?

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