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Statement of Purpose Current News & Events Statement of Purpose

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Sojourner1, Mar 9, 2016.

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  1. Sojourner1

    Sojourner1 CF Advisory Team, Policy Manager Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Current News & Events Statement of Purpose

    The Current News & Events forum in the Discussion & Debate for Christians Category is for Christian members to discuss newsworthy events that are currently taking place in the world with other Christians. All news and current events must be documented or validated with a link to a credible online news source in the original post (OP). Political discussions with other Christians should be discussed in the Christians only Politics forum.

    All member's who participate in this forum are self-identified Christians through adherence to the Christian Forums' Statement of Faith and the Trinitarian nature of God. It is expected that everyone who posts in this forum will respect all members of the Christian faith, regardless of their denominational differences. Discussions may at times become heated, so please remember to keep your emotions in check and your responses in line with our sitewide rules. We expect our Christian members to show courtesy and respect to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, and staff will moderate the Christians only forums with this expectation in mind.

    Handling Disagreements

    Members who participate in the Current News & Events forum are expected to treat one another with courtesy and respect at all times, ESPECIALLY when you disagree with each other. It is not a flame for a member to disagree with another member's argument or opinion on a specific topic.
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  2. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist Still striving for health Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

    The part about same sex marriage and transgenderism has been updated.
  3. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist Still striving for health Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

    This was updated regarding transgenderism.
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