Governing Policy Inserts

1.8 — Human Sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, or pornography is a sinful perversion of God’s gift of sex (Genesis 2:24; 19:5–7; Leviticus 18:1–30; Romans 1:26–29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9,10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:2–9; Ephesians 5:31–33).