We believe that God’s blessing rests upon such marriage, whether or not there are children of the union.We reject social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage.A plaintiff who prevails in a civil action brought pursuant to this section may recover both of the following: A felony criminal threat is a strike under California's three strikes law. For example, in Oregon a violation of the state criminal statute for intimidation results in a civil violation.
The Church seeks to fully embrace and nurture cultural formation and competency as a means to be fully one body, expressed in multiple ways.
Each of us has multiple identities of equal value that intersect to form our complete self.
We affirm shared responsibility for parenting where there are two parents and encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.
We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between a man and a woman.
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness.
Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse.
To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.
The community provides the potential for nurturing human beings into the fullness of their humanity.
Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that our primary identity is as children of God.
Through relationships within and among cultures we are called to and have the responsibility for learning from each other, showing mutual respect for our differences and similarities as we experience the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints.