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Google's Terms Applying to Churches

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My church has had an ad grant for quite a while with Google.  We got notified that we need to update the account so it's set up the new way and as I was going through the setup process again, I noticed I had to accept these terms:

 

"My organization does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring/employment practices."

 

So given that this is for an evangelical (Baptist) church, I can't really rightfully check that box as they would not hire someone for their staff that was homosexual/transexual etc.  This would be the same for the majority of baptist churches.  

 

Does this mean that evangelical churches are no longer eligible to have Google Grants?


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To add to the link that Moshe provided - That certifying question has always been in place. If your client is a grantee, and set the account up themselves, then they previously accepted it.

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This was recently discussed;

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Ad-Grants/Discrimination-Meaning/m-p/1016746/highli...

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To add to the link that Moshe provided - That certifying question has always been in place. If your client is a grantee, and set the account up themselves, then they previously accepted it.

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@RobertCoats and others had some great responses in the thread Moshe cited. 

 

The gist of things seems to be that if the organizations mission is to promote discrimination, then Google would not be inclined to support such an organization through the ad grants program. However, if the organization was eligible, it should still be eligible. Robert outlined some of the potential issues in the other thread, but if the policy has always been in place, then nothing has really changed. Smiley Happy

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I must have totally missed the term the first time around Smiley Happy


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