Suing the church over dicipline

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  1. Deacon

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    Texas supreme court to hear a case involving church discipline.

    “Pastors also have a constitutional right to inform other church members of the influence of sin on church members and the steps being taken to address such sin.” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Legal Institute.


    See the third story down:

    http://www.libertylegal.org/inthenews.htm
     
  2. SpiritualMadMan

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    If, as a condition of membership a member agrees to be suject to church discipline then she has no case...

    If, however, there was to "Discipline" clause in the membership, consitution or bylaws then she may actually have a case...

    But, not the one she apparently filing...

    The concept of "Free Association" is especially importantin Religious Matters...

    And, except in the 9th Circuit... I don't think she has a prayer of a chance of winning.
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    If in any part of their Constitution they pledge an adherence to the authority of the Bible, she is out of luck.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    The bad news for the plaintiff in this case is Texas is not in the 9th Circuit.
     
  5. faithgirl46

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    Touche'. Well put,Squire Robertsson
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    That's insane! Whether or not she agreed to anything in the church's written documents, by virtue of her membership she agreed to the Bible and biblical process.
    If she wants the approval of the world for her behavior, she's already got that. It's disgusting that she'd want to force her behavior on a church!
    If this is reported accurately, that's one of the worst things I've ever heard a Christian do...sue a church for following God.
     
  7. mcdirector

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    Thank goodness we have churches who dare to point out sin and call members to task who refuse to repent.
     

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