Times have changed. In a recent case out of Boston, a judge declared that a religious school unlawfully discriminated against a homosexual man when the school rescinded a job offer after finding out about his gay marriage. This decision reflects such a drastic shift in our courts and in our culture on the issue of marriage and sexuality, that churches and other Christian ministries can no longer be silent or noncommittal on this issue—nor should they be. The NCLL has for some time now strongly encouraged Bible-believing ministries to take a clear position on this issue and to do so by implementing policies that proactively address marriage and sexuality. Doing so will act as both a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of discrimination lawsuits and as a statement of their alignment with the Word of God in a society where it seems that almost anything goes.
While we at the NCLL don’t know what policies this particular school had in place at the time of this man’s hire, two of the most important policies that every religious organization should have, particularly in light of this incident, are the following:
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