In this edition of the Visionary, we're taking a look at when exactly it's appropriate to refuse service. From a Christian cashier who refused to sell condoms to a woman, to a wedding venue banning gay weddings entirely - it seems like lately, everyone’s taking the right to refuse service to a religious extreme. We've heard of 'no shoes, no shirt, no service,' but...
A shopper at a Wisconsin Walgreens was denied condoms at the checkout lane by a religious cashier who apparently didn't approve of the customer having protected sex. Should religious employees be able to deny service on a faith-based basis?
An Iowa library was forced to close after harassment from community members who were angry that the library had LGBTQ+ employees and offered books with gay themes, arguing that they were indoctrinating children into an 'LGBTQ+ lifestyle'.
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill codifying same-sex marriage into law, fearful that a conservative Supreme Court might overturn the legality of gay marriage. Now the bill heads to the Senate… where it faces an uncertain future.
A new wedding venue in Michigan is making headlines with their "no gay weddings allowed" policy. The owners say that their faith prevents them from hosting same-sex weddings, and now many straight couples are canceling their weddings there in protest.
A Brooklyn pastor was robbed at gunpoint during a Sunday sermon, the whole ordeal captured on his livestream. Many were shocked to learn that the thieves made off with about a million dollars in jewelry, renewing a dialogue on pastoral opulence.
The 2022 wedding season is in full swing, so be sure you have everything you'll need to officiate if called upon! The Executive Minister's Portfolio includes a copy of your official ordination credentials, a clergy badge, and a sleek portfolio to stay organized on the go.
Has a famous story in the Bible been fundamentally misunderstood? Disagreement over an oft-cited biblical passage is heating up – and the consequences could be big. See the post that set off this fiery debate.