Reader an online database has been launched in an effort to single out Churches opposed to gay marriage. The online database was launched Wednesday to single out churches opposed to homosexuality seemingly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called 'Church Clarity' asks all churches to declare their position on 'Affirming/Not Affirming' LGBT.
The database will provided scores on churches whether they are “clear” or “unclear” in their message of being “affirming” or “non-affirming” toward LGBT relationships. Church Clarity takes aim specifically at evangelical churches and accuses them of having a dangerous “capitalist mindset” and of being purposefully unclear in their policies toward LGBT relationships .
The database’s website emphasizes the fact that churches are tax exempt organizations that receive public subsidies, and says that the perceived lack of clarity in church policy means “there is very little accountability to demonstrate that they are earning that subsidy.” Church Clarity characterizes itself as “unequivocally inclusive, affirming and celebrating of all people,” and says that it unapologetically allows people of any faith or gender identity to “participate at every level of Church Clarity’s mission.” The organization claims that it does not seek to force churches to conform to its stance toward LGBT relationships, but acknowledges a conflict of interest between its mission and its policy.