Some churches are refusing to hire people who admit on their job applications to having been sexually abused
If You Were Sexually Abused, You Cannot Work At These Churches
Not only is child sexual abuse addressed on some of these employment forms, but according to these articles (links farther below), some churches ask applicants about their views on fornication, or if they’ve ever been accused of homosexuality.
I find this pretty hypocritical. If you’ve followed this blog before, you know I was waiting until marriage to have sex – as a result, I am now over 40 years of age and still a virgin, because I never married.
What I have observed as I’ve gotten older is that while many Christians pay “lip service” to respecting adult virginity or celibacy, that in practice, they do not.
Sometimes, some Christians (conservatives, no less, but also most progressives) ridicule and mock virginity, and they ridicule or put down adult virgins for being virgins. (Please see the links under the “Related Posts” at the bottom of this post for examples.)
Not only is there little to no philosophical, theological, or intellectual support for adult virginity (and by extension, adult singleness past one’s mid 20s or so), but there is no concrete support – churches and Christians seldom have ministries to meet the needs of adult single celibates.
There are rarely sermons preached on a regular basis on adult single celibacy – compare that to the topic of marriage. Most churches offer a “ten steps to a stronger marriage” type sermon series once every few weeks but never sermonize about singleness.
Continue reading “If You Were Sexually Abused, You Cannot Work At These Churches”
Single, Pregnant Mother Fired From Church For Not Being Married (2015)
This is very similar to a post I did several months ago. You can read my opinions about story like the one below in (Link) this post here.
By the way, note that this woman is considered single by her church because she did not go to a courthouse and obtain a marriage license, contra to blogger John Morgan, who has the weirdo idea that this woman is already married to the baby daddy because the two had sex at one time.
Well, as far as this woman’s church employer is concerned, she is SINGLE (as in shacking up), since she is carrying a baby but not legally wed (by her state). If you would like to know more about that, please see these posts at this blog:
(Link): Church Fires Pregnant, Unwed Mother
(Link): Baptist church fires engaged and pregnant employee ‘for not being married’
Apryl Kellam, 21, was employed at the daycare center at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church in Henrico County in Virginia since September
She lost her job Monday for ‘violating policies’ she told Daily Mail Online
Miss Kellam lives with her fiancé, James, five-year-old stepdaughter and two-year-old daughter
The daycare worker, who is 25 weeks pregnant, said it would ‘stressful’ for the family to live off one salary
(Link): VA woman says she’s being fired because she’s single and pregnant
(Link): Single, pregnant mother fired from church for not being married
Jan 13, 2015
A single, pregnant mother is considering legal action after apparently being fired from her job at a Virginia baptist church.
Apryl Kellam is engaged to her fiancé, James Coalson, but church leaders allegedly demanded she get married after falling pregnant.
Kellam began working at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church in September, but claimed she never received or signed a copy of the employee handbook.The handbook allegedly said that church daycare employees must be married, although Kellam insisted she never hid her personal life.
Continue reading “Single, Pregnant Mother Fired From Church For Not Being Married (2015)”