Church calling etc available for someone with a misdemeanor

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longc
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Church calling etc available for someone with a misdemeanor

Postby longc » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:30 pm

My Stake President is looking for guidance on a matter involving a person who has a misdemeanor on their record.

If a person has a misdemeanor can they hold a temple recommend??

Are there any restrictions on callings they can hold in the church??

Can you quote hand book for me??

Thanks!!

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Re: Church calling etc available for someone with a misdemeanor

Postby eblood66 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 pm

I'm not aware of any policies regarding misdemeanors as a category but certain crimes might also be considered serious transgressions that would require church discipline or possibly a record annotation. Restrictions on callings or temple recommends would be part of the church discipline or the annotation.

I'd recommend the stake president carefully study pretty much all of Handbook 1 section 6 on church discipline but particularly sections 6.7.2 and 6.7.3. Sections 3.3.3 and 3.3.4 may also be useful in regards to temple recommends. If he needs further help he would probably need to consult with his area authority.

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Re: Church calling etc available for someone with a misdemeanor

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 pm

I'd start with reading Handbook 1: 6.7 - Determining Whether a Disciplinary Council Is Necessary. Also 6.13.4 about annotations.

If it doesn't appear that a Disciplinary Council is necessary, and they can still pass the questions in a temple recommend interview - I'm not sure as pulling/denying their recommend is warranted. Some callings require that the person be worthy of a recommend. You'd have to read the section that covers the calling in question.

If the misdemeanor suggests the person might be a danger to other members, then an annotation may be warranted. That will automatically limit what callings the person can hold.
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Re: Church calling etc available for someone with a misdemeanor

Postby longc » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:03 am

Thanks for your help!!


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