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is it legal to exclude associate pastor on new senior pastoral search – church based on SBC (southern baptist)?

Question by B l: is it legal to exclude associate pastor on new senior pastoral search – church based on SBC (southern baptist)?
church based on SBC (southern baptist) is looking for new senior pastor but on the ad they wanted somebody who has previous senior pastor experience only. This makes current associate pastor to be excluded for senior pastor nominee. Is my church – based on SBC rule or etc – wrongly by doing this? Shouldn’t everyone including associate pastor be able to apply?

Best answer:

Answer by Justin H
From a legal standpoint, an employer is allowed to specify what qualifications a candidate must have for a job – including education, experience, and specific skills. Unless they are excluding a protected class (age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc), there are no laws dictating what qualifications must be considered for a position.

The only time a protected class can be disqualified is if there is a bona fide reason for the disqualification. For example, excluding men from a position that would include strip searches on female prisoners. Even then, the employer would have to demonstrate that including the protected class would result in an undue hardship for the employer.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Austintown

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Austintown

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Austintown Township Trustees shall hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. , at the Township Building, 82 Ohltown Road, Austintown, Ohio for consideration and final determination of the following case:

AMENDMENT 2010-03-Z

Reverend Father Peter Tomas, St. Anne Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church, 3055 South Raccoon Road, Austintown, Ohio, 44515, request the rezoning of a 14.35 acre portion of a parcel of land containing approximately 39.42 acres, Austintown Township, from a Residence R-1 District to a Business B-2 District. Proposed parcel number one (1) is rectangular in shape, has a frontage of 451 feet on Kirk Road and a frontage of 300 feet on South Raccoon Road. Proposed parcel number two (2) has a frontage of 200 feet on Kirk Road and a depth of 250 feet parallel to parcel number one. Proposed parcels numbers three (3) and four (4) have a combined frontage 650 feet on Kirk Road, a depth of 725 feet at the easterly side of proposed parcel number four, 720 feet on the westerly side of the proposed parcels numbers three and four, and an overall width of 651.52 feet. Said property is located at the northeast corner of the Kirk Road-South Raccoon Road intersection, has a frontage of 1,407 feet on Kirk Road and a frontage of 1,051 on South Raccoon Road; and is zoned as a Residential R-1 District in Austintown Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.

Text of the request may be viewed at the Austintown Township Zoning Office, 90 Westchester Drive, Austintown, Ohio, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.

David C. Ditzler, Chairperson
Austintown Township Trustees
Darren L. Crivelli, Zoning Inspector

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Is it legal for a church to distribute a paid political ad for/against a state amendment?

Question by doublewidemama: Is it legal for a church to distribute a paid political ad for/against a state amendment?
Is it legal for a church to distribute in their weekly bulletin at Sunday service a bulletin that has “paid political ad…” for/against a state amendment that is up for a vote?
Is it legal for the same church to post Christian Coalition of America on their website along with ValuesVoter link?
What are the church’s obligations as a tax-exempt organization as far as distribution of paid political ads and assocations with politcal groups?

Best answer:

Answer by FairTaxAdvocate
its perfectly legal, but yes they could lose their tax-exempt organization status. If ACORN does not lose their status then the church should be left alone.

I’ll keep my guns and religion
You can keep the “change”

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Is a church wedding in Mexico considered a legal wedding to United States immigration?

Question by Superman: Is a church wedding in Mexico considered a legal wedding to United States immigration?
In mexico, all citizens must go to a court to get a marriage certificate to make the wedding legal. Otherwise, it’s just a ceremony in the church. Does United States Customs and Immigration consider just the church wedding a legal marriage?

Best answer:

Answer by Yak Rider
You must be 100% legally married in Mexico to be legally married in the United States. If that means going to court then that’s what you have to do if you want it to count.

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