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The Unification Church views heterosexual marriage as God's ideal.[1][2] According to Rev. Sun Myung Moon, people are to grow to maturity, becoming "fruitful" (Genesis 1:28), then join in holy matrimony with a member of the opposite sex and "multiply", i.e. have children.

The church regards any sexual contact between people other than that between husband and wife as sinful.[3]

Love is the strongest force Edit

Unificationism's most central book teachings, Divine Principle, asserts that love is the strongest force in the universe, more powerful than law or principle,[4] and true love is Unificationism's highest value. A fundamental teaching of Divine Principle is that the original sin causing the fall of man at the begninning of human history was, in fact, inappropriate sexual relationships that corrupted true love.[5] Sexual union based on true love between husband and wife is spoken about frankly and approvingly in many speeches by Sun Myung Moon.

In your relationship as husband and wife do you want to just sit and look at one another and smile? Or would you rather have a love relationship that is so tight, so sweet, so strong that you would become totally one like a rubber ball, and roll around together? Once you become totally one and begin rolling together like a round ball, when you roll too fast you will shout and scream and God will hear you and come down and enjoy watching you. Interesting? Exciting? - Sun Myung Moon, from The Palace of True Love

ReferencesEdit

  1. The organization is a strong supporter of the traditional heterosexual family. (Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance)
  2. With this emphasis on male-female sex as the only valid model, and on heterosexual marriage as the only ideal, it is reasonable to expect that the Unification Church has very negative views on homosexual behavior. (Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance)
  3. "Do not look, do not touch." (A reference to the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, it is interpreted to apply to all sexual activity outside marriage.
  4. Exposition of the Divine Principle, HSA-UWC, 1996 (ISBN 0-910621-80-2).
  5. Exposition of the Divine Principle, HSA-UWC, 1996 (ISBN 0-910621-80-2).

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