The Family Foundation believes the context for the full expression of human sexuality is within the bonds of marriage, between one man and one woman. Upholding this standard of sexual behavior would help to reverse many of the destructive aspects of the sexual revolution, including sexually transmitted disease rates of epidemic proportion, high out-of-wedlock birth rates, adultery, and homosexuality.
In accordance with this position, the best sexuality education embraces sexual abstinence outside of marriage. The abstinence-until-marriage approach promotes optimal physical and psycho-social outcomes for youth and young adults. The Family Foundation maintains that contraceptive-based or comprehensive sex education is destructive, providing mixed risk messaging and an overly narrow focus on physical health alone.
The Family Foundation does not consider homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and transgenderism as healthy alternative lifestyles or sexual “preferences.” Conduct associated with such lifestyles is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and it can never be affirmed. It is, by definition, unnatural and, as such, is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects.
While the origins of same-sex attractions may be complex, there is no convincing evidence that a homosexual identity is ever something genetic or inborn. We oppose the vigorous efforts of homosexual activists to demand that homosexuality be accepted as equivalent to heterosexuality in law, in the media, and in schools. While states may be free to create civil unions, attempts to join two men or two women in “marriage” constitute a radical redefinition and falsification of the institution. The Family Foundation disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s wrong and activist decision in Obergefell, purporting to find a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
Sympathy must be extended to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, and every effort should be made to assist such persons to overcome those attractions, as many already have.