MMAI believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and 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. Attempts to join two men or two women in “marriage” constitute a radical redefinition and falsification of the institution, MMAI supports state and federal constitutional amendments to prevent such redefinition by courts or legislatures. 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.
MMAI supports Religious Freedom in Public Education and believes the following are permissible constitutionally:
- Prayer at school
- Talking about God in class assignments
- Starting a religious club on campus that receives the same rights and resources as other clubs
- Freely sharing one’s faith with other students and in public areas of campus
- Opt-out of curriculum when the class requires your child to violate your family’s religious beliefs
- Associate with like-minded people sharing the same religious beliefs
- Refuse to participate in assignments that violate his or her religious beliefs