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.