Church attended by Bachmann bans non-Christians, sexually-active singles from daycare staff

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, August 25, 2011 22:50 EDT
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A church in Iowa recently attended by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has decided to force its child-care staffers to adhere to a “Christian Lifestyle Commitment,” which prohibits sex outside of marriage, cohabiting with someone from the opposite-sex, practicing homosexuality or bisexuality, using illegal drugs, viewing pornography, and getting drunk.

Patch.com reported that the Waukee Point of Grace Church was reorganizing its “Happy Time Preschool & Daycare” into the “Point of Grace Children’s Academy.”

Employees who wish to remain at the daycare will have to reapply for their positions and agree to the new guidelines.

“As a Christian School representing Jesus Christ in our community, we require employees to be born-again Christians an to live their lives as Christian role models,” the application says (PDF).

Bachmann attended the Point of Grace Church on August 8, where she listened to a sermon denouncing homosexuality as “immoral” and “unnatural.”

After the service, Bachmann posed for a picture with the church’s pastor and his family.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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