Redding Civic Auditorium managing organization distances itself from Bethel's politics
REDDING, Calif. —
Advance Redding, a non-profit that manages the Redding Civic Auditorium, released a statement on Monday distancing themselves from Bethel Church's controversial political stances.
At the end of March, Bethel Church released a statement regarding their opposition to three proposed bills in California that would ban anyone from making money off sexual orientation conversion operations.
Advance Redding was formed to manage the facility in a way that would revitalize the building for the community, while also providing a place for Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) students.
In their statement to the press, Advance Redding made clear that they are not a part of Bethel.
"Advance Redding is not a subsidiary of Bethel Church or BSSM, nor is it a religious organization. It does not pay or donate money to Bethel Church or BSSM, nor does it discriminate against or show preference to entities based on any relationship with Bethel Church or BSSM."
The statement continued, and noted that shows hosted at the auditorium are not subject to Bethel approval.
"We have approximately 120,000 visitors to the facility annually, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or national origin. We strive to provide and facilitate inclusive programming for everyone in the greater North State region," reads the statement.