Southern Religion

Bylaws which are intended to bully

FBC Jax Watchdog caught the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville pastor using church bylaw changes to set himself up as a law unto himself over his parishioners. Christa Brown explained today just how dangerous and deliberately abusive that is:

. . . the FBC-Jax leaders put on their steel-toe boots and delivered this kicker of a clause:

“By joining this Church, all members agree that biblical conciliation efforts shall provide the sole remedy for any dispute arising against the Church. All members waive the right to file any legal action against the Church in a civil court or agency.”

I know bylaws are boring, but no one should snooze on this one. This bylaws clause is designed to cripple any who might attempt to bring church wrongdoing into the light of day.

These are bully bylaws.

Please read the entire piece here.

February 6, 2009 Posted by | Law, Religion, WWW | , , , | 1 Comment