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Doctrinal question from something that came up in a discussion I was in the middle of: In talking about who can be a Bishop it was brought up that a divorced fellow can’t be a Bishop. I didn’t know this or I had forgotten. I looked in the church handbook (Callings in the ChurchÂ and it doesn’t specifically address this but it references a scripture passage in 1 Timothy (1 Timothy 3Â ) and it says one of the qualifications is “the husband of one wife”. Is this portion of the scripture interpreted to mean not divorced? I guess that to me could mean several things, but the Lord’s interpretation is all that matters. Anyway, then someone asked if this included a man who had a marriage annulled? Is an annulment considered the same as a divorce in the eyes of the Lord and/or the Church?
My husband says he's mostly willing to talk to the bishop, but he's scared of being turned in because of the pot. Where is the line between a bishop's commitment to confidentiality and his responsibility to report illegal behavior?