In revisiting this issue:
I find that we have sort of supported this kind of question, but we have not laid down any clear guidelines.
There is a recent question that was quickly closed by a regular user and a Mod (so only the two): In what churches does this set of beliefs and behaviors best fit?
I edited it to hopefully be amenable to the community. Basically I followed these simple guidelines:
- The title asks clearly in which churches these beliefs, behaviors, etc. fit.
- The body immediately lists the basic points that any church listed in an answer will meet.
- I created a new tag church-identification. I'm open to other suggestions.
- I put all the other stuff that might have hidden details at the end and headed it "Background". Effectively, if the person asking is not sure what other details might be important they can put it there.
I think these are fair guidelines for the question format. What we need to decide is how specific they must be.
I suggest that all church shopping questions contain statements that address christology, soterioloy, and approach to the Bible at a minimum. Christianity in large part is about Christ the person, Christ the savior, and the story we have about Him, so requiring it in all church shopping questions helps keep the really fringe requests in focus.