God And Equal Opportunities
The _________ Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and will not make decisions about employment on the basis of sex, marital status, race, gender reassignment, religion, belief, age, domestic circumstances, social and employment status, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation.
Appoint elders in every town as I directed you - if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
So: on at least seven out of twelve counts, the Bible’s requirements for eldership and The __________ Trust are in conflict. God, apparently, is not an equal opportunities employer.
But he is, thankfully, an equal opportunities saviour.