The score for churches who clearly communicate indicate non-affirming policies in a way that can easily be found on their websites.
Clear websiteslocate their policies in their primary pages (e.g. Beliefs, About, Values) or accessibly links to policies from those pages.
Non-Affirming policies place restrictions on individuals based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (e.g. people who identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer). A church may welcome LGBTQ+ people, but if it will not ordain, hire or marry LGBTQ+ people, their policy is non-affirming. If a church has non-egalitarian policy, that will be counted as non-affirming since it discriminates based on gender identity.