Churches And Being Politically Incorrect
Many articles are in the news today about churches being sued for being “politically incorrect.” It is such a sensitive issue that many churches are split on how to deal with it.
This article is not going to be about love and grace. We will assume that your church already has love and grace in abundance. If you are unsure how to avoid lawsuits related to being politically incorrect at your house of worship, this is about what to do.
There is a push today by the media to support alternate lifestyles. The government seems split regarding personal lifestyle issues, and the states have differing laws. Some churches refuse to accommodate those whose lifestyles go against their core beliefs, and others have no problem with different lifestyles. In the middle are those who either are split on their beliefs or unsure whether to take a stand. You might be asked to officiate at an event or allow a group or individuals to use your facilities.
If you are concerned about this, I can tell you the conclusion we have come to here at Integrity Now Insurance Brokers. Although some would say it is unnecessary and that the risk of a lawsuit is very low, it would probably be a good time to be sure that your church’s bylaws accurately reflect your core beliefs. The reality is that having things written down always bodes well when you are facing litigation.
Reviewing your church insurance coverage and ensuring you have the proper liability insurance for churches is also essential. Church insurance companies are not offering new religious expression insurance coverage.
Religious expression insurance covers a church for its long-held religious beliefs. Before this vital insurance coverage for churches, many religious organizations had to defend themselves without insurance coverage.
Contact one of our experienced church insurance agents to obtain a quote for your place of worship.
Integrity Now Insurance Brokers, Inc.