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Types of unwanted conduct that constitute sexual harassment as listed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission include (but are not limited to): We sometimes make willful choices that violate our covenantal relationships, victimize others, and alienate us from God, others, and our best selves.
The story of Jesus’ temptation to misuse power (see Luke 4:1-13) reminds us of our own temptation to covet or employ unjust power which harms the fragile covenant relationship within ministry, church and community.
Clergy Sexual Misconduct - Clergy sexual misconduct must be understood primarily as an issue of the abuse of the power, trust, and status inherently present in any clergy relationship rather than an issue of the sexual morality of an individual clergy person.
An inherent imbalance of power exists in any clergy relationship simply through the clergy role and totally separate from the clergy person’s character, personality and style of ministry.
Each situation must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
APPENDICES TO SEXUAL ETHICS POLICY FOR CLERGY of the East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Clergy Relationship - A clergy relationship exists between a clergy person and any other person (i) when the other person is a parishioner of a congregation to which that clergy person was previously or is currently appointed, (ii) when the other person is supervised by, is a colleague with or receives ministry from a clergy person serving in any function for which he or she was ordained, licensed, hired or approved by the Annual Conference or its representatives, (iii) when a clergy person uses the authority of the clergy office or role in establishing a relationship with the other person, and (iv) when the other person is a member of a community which recognizes the authority of the clergy person as a person in ministry (i.e.
extension ministry appointments and honorable location, retirement, leaves of absence and other situations in which a clergy person serves a community other than a local congregation).
Should a pastoral counseling need arise for a person with whom the clergy person is romantically involved, that clergy person would make recommendations of two or three choices for pastoral or other professional counselors.
Neither shall a single clergy person enter into a romantic relationship with a person whom he or she has had a pastoral counseling relationship for at least two years after cessation or termination of the pastoral counseling (consistent with the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics of 2001).