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					ADVENTIST HOT POTATOES
                   ARTHUR BLINCI & BOB KYTE

                   ADVENTIST RISK MANAGEMENT, INC.
         SOUTH AMERICAN RISK MANAGEMENT CONGRESS
                                    SANTIAGO, CHILE
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A NEW ARRIVAL FOR
  ELI AND SILVIA
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THE HOMOSEXUAL
 CHURCH ELDER
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THE BEAMING BRIDE IN THE
     SPRING WEDDING
    HOMOSEXUALS WELCOMED?

• SDA Church opposes homosexual practice and relationships.
• SDA Church does NOT oppose homosexuals.
• Homosexuals are welcomed as members in the Church so
  long as they do not practice or promote a homosexual
  lifestyle.
• SDA Church only recognizes monogamous marriages between
  a man and a woman.
         OFFICIAL STATEMENTS AND
               DOCUMENTS

•   A Statement of Concern on Sexual Behavior – 1987
•   An Affirmation of Family – 1990
•   An Affirmation of Marriage – 1996
•   SDA Statement Position Statement on Homosexuality – 1999
•   Statement on 50th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 1998
•   SDA Response to Same-Sex Unions– A Reaffirmation of Christian Marriage – 2004
•   Safeguarding Mission in Changing Social Environments – 2007
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THE CHANGING
   TEACHER
             WHAT IS THE LAW?
• More than 2/3 of the US population is located in
  jurisdictions that bar discrimination on the basis of gender
  identity or expression. All federal employees are protected
  from discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
• Gender identity issues are not the same as sexual
  orientation (e.g. homosexuality). Do not approach them
  that way.
• Surgery is not considered mandatory to gender identity.
  SOME PRACTICAL CHALLENGES?
• Use of restrooms is one of the biggest practical issues that
  arise in gender identity transition.
• How do you deal with the issue of privacy versus informing
  people?
• How do you deal with the issue of marriage of the person
  and their children?
• How do you deal with the issue of ordination of a male
  pastor or transitions to female?
• What happens if the transition takes place during
  employment for your organization?
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THE STRAYING
YOUTH PASTOR
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THE FORGIVEN
  PEDOPHILE
  Are there degrees of sexual abuse?


• Does a 19-year-old male (18 being adult) who has consensual
  sexual relations with his 17-year-old girlfriend and convicted of
  statutory rape have to be treated the same as a pedophile?
• Does a person charged with one incident of molestation with a
  13-year-old girl by touching her inappropriately at his home
  differ from the predator who has molested six children and done
  so during his time volunteering at the church school?
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THE EXPECTING TEACHER
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THE MISSING
 COMPUTER
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THE BLESSED PASTOR
AND THE INVESTMENT
     SPECIALIST
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