Family Research Council


Family Research Council believes the context for the full expression of human sexuality is within the bonds of marriage between one man and one woman.

We believe that objective, immutable, biological sex is a more fundamental way of determining an individual’s identity than subjective, changeable, psychological “gender identity,” and therefore, biological sex at birth should be the only such marker used by governments at any level for any purpose.

We believe that every person, no matter who they are sexually attracted to, is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26). Therefore, all people are equal in dignity and value and must be treated with respect.

We believe that sexual attractions or other subjective psychological feelings do not define a person. Rather, every person is defined by their immutable, in-born biological sex, which is present and identifiable in the DNA of every cell in the human body. We believe our bodies are part of God’s creation. This includes our gender—our maleness and femaleness. While it is certainly true that some people identify very strongly as “gay,” “lesbian,” “bisexual,” “transgender,” or another identity and act according to this identity, this behavior does not define them, just as a so-called “straight” person is not defined by their “straightness.” Rather, the divinely intended purpose of human sexuality is inherently present in the complementarity of the male and female sex, as created by God and described in the first chapter of Genesis.

Featured Resources On Sexuality

How the “Equality Act” Is Actually Unequal, Unfair, and Unjust
Department of Defense on Why Those with "Gender Dysphoria" Are Disqualified from Military Service
The SPLC's Teaching Tolerance: What Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Need to Know
The Bible's Teaching on Marriage and Family
Sexual Risk-Avoidance Education
How to Respond to the LGBT Movement
Evidence Shows Sexual Orientation Can Change
Why Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Should Never Be Specially Protected Categories Under the Law
Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination
Biblical Principles for Human Sexuality

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