Australian School Makes Headlines for Standing by Biblical Definition of Sexuality

Citipointe Christian College in Brisbane, Australia receiving backlash for asking students to sign an abstinence contract.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A Christian school in Brisbane making headlines for asking students and families to sign a contract promising abstinence from “any form of sexual immorality.”
  • The contract included the promise that the families would abstain from any sexual acts outside the Biblical bonds of marriage, according to Decision Magazine
  • News of the contract went viral and has caused protest from liberal groups who believe it’s unfair and discriminatory.
  • A petition on Change.org has gathered more than 150,000 signatures to have the college recall its enrollment contract.
  • Detractors were incensed that homosexuality, pedophilia, and incest were grouped under the same heading.
DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT AND PETITION:
  • “We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including but not limiting to adultery, fornication, homosexual acts, bisexual acts, bestiality, incest, pedophilia and pornography) is sinful and offensive to God and is destructive to human relationships and society,” the contract stated according to the petition.
  • “Citipointe is using their religious beliefs to openly discriminate against queer and trans students, as well as threatening to take away their education,” the petition to change the enrollment contract stated.
BACKGROUND:
  • According to Decision magazine, the school decided to release the parent contract in order to help families understand their belief that Christ should be the center of all their activities.
  • The group hoped that keeping Biblical values surrounding sexuality would have also assisted in upholding the sanctity of life.