Normally, such an announcement would be at best rote or, more likely, boring: Oh, a former mayor from Indiana is going to run Transportation? Wake me up when we get to attorney general. But Buttigieg is not just a former mayor. He is also an openly gay former mayor — putting him on the brink of being the first openly gay person confirmed to hold a position in a presidential Cabinet. For most of American history, of course, most positions of leadership, from the three branches of government to the executive mansions in each state, were held by straight White men. Most of those positions still are, of course.
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Several churches that had been members of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Ansgar Synod and the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Synod, along with some independent congregations , were instrumental in organizing this voluntary fellowship. In the same year, two Norwegian-Danish groups in Boston, Massachusetts , and Tacoma, Washington , began to fellowship together. The two bodies represented local congregations at the time of the merger. It has been a member of the National Association of Evangelicals since , the year after that organization was formed. In its Statement of Faith, the Evangelical Free Church of America affirms the authority and inerrancy of the Bible; the Trinity ; atonement through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; original sin ; Christ as head of the church and the local church's right to self government ; the personal and imminent return of Christ; the bodily resurrection of the dead; and the two ordinances of water baptism and the Lord's Supper. The EFCA does not ordain women. The word Free in the Evangelical Free Church's name refers to its congregational polity , meaning each member church is autonomous, and to its history, meaning that the free churches were free from state control.
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This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of ongoing theological debate within and between Christian denominations and this list seeks to summarise the various official positions. Within denominations, many members may hold somewhat differing views on and even differing definitions of homosexuality. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to same-sex sexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. The Anglican Communion has been divided over the issue of homosexuality in several ways.
The company focused on executive training, personal development and self-improvement. Leadership Dynamics was the first form of what psychologists termed " Large Group Awareness Training ". William Penn Patrick wrote a booklet entitled Happiness and Success through Principle , in , and founded Leadership Dynamics based on those principles. Every employee in the management of Holiday Magic were then expected to take part in the Leadership Dynamics coursework,  which was described as having "overtones of strict military training techniques. William Penn Patrick was the financial backer of the company, and also provided the financial backing for Holiday Magic and Alexander Everett 's Mind Dynamics.