Anyone with one brain cell functioning understands that Methodism's ultimate authority is God's Word, and thus "immorality and/or unethical behavior" would be defined in accordance with it.<quoted text>
Anyone with one brain cell functioning understands that the Church's ultimate authority is God's Word, and thus, "immorality and/or unethical behavior" would be defined in accordance with it. One does not voluntarily enter the employ of the Church and then feign ignorance of the Church's moral positions.
Well, I take that back.
Apparently, you, Ms. Hale and LGBTQIABCDEF World would.
Now, should there be a conflict between the two, would Ms. Hale be required to follow the Catholic, rather than Methodist understanding?
And if so, why would that not be specified in the contract?
And is this applied evenly across all employees? Or does it fall more heavily on those who are gay? Are people who are gay and in a relationship judged differently than those who are straight and in a non-marital relationship? Are those who use contraception also deemed to be unfit for employment? What about any others (the infertile or those beyond child-bearing years) who enter into marriage despite the inability to procreate within that marriage?
When you fall back onto the contract for legal protection there are a lot of questions to be answered.