While in a fallen world certain medical anomalies are occasionally encountered, Michindoh Conference Center understands gender to be a matter of primary, overt sexual characteristics at birth, other than in cases which these characteristics are ambiguous. We perceive the weight of the implications of Holy Scripture to guide us to reaffirm the birth gender of individuals (Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6), although we acknowledge that there are persons who genuinely experience gender confusion. That being said, conspicuous examples of cross-dressing or other expressions or actions that are deliberately discordant with birth gender are contrary to Michindoh Conference Center’s commitment to biblical truth and to our Lord. Therefore, Michindoh Conference Center reserves the right to refuse service to groups or individuals who would practice, advocate, promote, or defend views on birth gender that are contrary to Michindoh Conference Center’s stated view.
We recognize that these beliefs may be in conflict with the practice or vision of the larger culture and that there are Christians who have a different interpretations of scripture. However, the previous statements and practices concerning sexuality are in line with Michindoh Conference Center’s related organization, Spring Arbor University, and the Free Methodist Book of Discipline.
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