Terms of Use


These are the terms and conditions for the use of the GHMCC website. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access this website. In these terms and conditions, when we say GHMCC, we mean this website, regardless of how you access it.

By using the website, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.

GHMCC strives to ensure that our material is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, GHMCC does not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material on this website, to the extent permitted by law.

In other words, you must not rely on any statement without first taking specialist professional advice. We will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of using the material or any part of it.

We give no guarantee of any kind concerning GHMCC or the material. In particular, we do not guarantee that GHMCC or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect, such as running anti-virus software, as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to GHMCC, we do not guarantee it. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

You can access other sites via links from GHMCC. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

Please read our Privacy Notice and Copyright Licence. By using this site, you are deemed to have read and understood them.

These terms of use may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the website after the variation has been posted.

These terms of use are governed by South African law and South African courts.


Online Community and Forum

1. General

This is a privately-owned, public forum and online community provided as a community service for GLBTI folks, specially in South Africa.

The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of  Good Hope MCC, and Good Hope MCC does not support, endorse or vouch for the claims, opinions or veracity of any messages posted herein, unless explicitly stated. Good Hope MCC is not responsible for the content of any messages posted to this public forum and does not assume or accept any responsibility or liability for said content.

Users are urged to speak openly and truthfully, and refrain from implicating people of anything by name or insinuation unless the facts are well established. Since the liability of any slanderous or defamatory post belongs exclusively to the poster, it is in your own best interest that you avoid speech that could could be construed as slanderous or defamatory. When you submit a post, you are agreeing to abide by all terms and conditions present in this document at the time of your post. This document is subject to change without notice. It is your responsibility to be aware of the terms and conditions present before you post.

2. Registration

Registration is required to post and can be done by creating a user profile.

The user registration requires you to provide a username, name, valid e-mail address and password. You may elect to choose a pseudonym as your name, as this name will be shown in your posts. We require a valid e-mail address in order to activate your account. Your e-mail address will not be shown anywhere on the website or given to any third party, except in cases required by law.

4. Deletion of posts and suspension of users

Good Hope MCC reserves the right to delete or edit posts or suspend individuals for violation of the rules.

5. The rules

Participants should be respectful and not discriminating. We will not allow any threats, harassment or intimidation. If you disagree with any postings, please attach the content of the post, but not the other person personally.

We want to create a virtual place for LGBTI folks, friends and allies in South Africa to share their valuable experiences and help each other. Other LGBTI christians "just browsing" might see, that they are not alone.

Please do not make any false statements about other users in the forum.

We created some forums with different topics. Please post in the right forums, and do not post "off-topic" messages, to keep the forum readable.

If you are not sure, how to post messages, you can try the test-forum and experience how it works. Please don't post test-messages anywhere else.

If you disagree with the right of LTBGI folks to express their spirituality, please choose a different website to express your views.

Do not use the private messaging system for spam or advertising. There is nothing wrong in a well meant referal in our forum, but we're not a business directory.

6. Questions?

Please contact us for any queries with this policy.

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You are made in God's image and are welcome at our Church!