“Nothing in his/her deliberate conduct should be incompatible with the intrinsic character of their position, especially, but not only, in relation to the expression of human sexuality through heterosexual, monogamous relationships, expressed intimately through marriage,” the contract reportedly reads.
“Your failure to abide by such requirements expressed in the above clauses could constitute a breach of your employment contract and subsequent dismissal.”
A Citipointe Christian College spokesperson said the wording of the contract, including the Statement of Faith, was under review.
“The College is reviewing its employment contract and other documents after the decision to amend the Statement of Faith. After the review is completed, new employment contracts will be offered to relevant staff,” the spokesperson told nine.com.au.
The revised version will include “no references to sexuality and gender identity”.
The decision to review the contract was made on February 24.
The spokesperson said nobody’s employment had been terminated over refusing to sign the contract.
One person, who told Citipointe ahead of the review decision they were unable to sign the contract, remained employed at the school.
“Like many faith-based schools in Queensland, Citipointe has always employed staff on the basis that they see their work as a part of the Christian ministry of the College,” the spokesperson said.
“Both the Queensland and Commonwealth legislation respect and protect the right of faith-based organisations like Citipointe to employ staff who will act consistently with the religious beliefs of the College.”
“God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other,” part of the contract posted online said.
“Living in fullness includes identifying with the gender that God bestowed upon each person in all aspects of their life.”
Then-principal Pastor Brian Mulheran said at the time the college was simply trying to be upfront about its beliefs, which was why it sent out the contract.
“We have always held these Christian beliefs and we have tried to be fair and transparent to everyone in our community by making them clear in the enrolment contract,” Pastor Mulheran said.
He said the school did not discriminate against any of its students.
The contracts were ultimately withdrawn, and Pastor Mulheran stepped aside as principal following the scandal.