Scripture is very clear that God’s intention for sexual expression is to be between a husband and wife in marriage. Every other sexual practice is outside of God’s plan and therefore is a distortion of God’s loving design for humanity.
InterVarsity has made clear its position on marriage and sexuality. This is a rare thing, many Christian organisations, leaders and churches would rather duck the issue.
We live in strange times when it’s news that a Christian organisation believes what Christians have universally taught on sexuality for 2,000 years.
Organizations like InterVarsity are not infrequently torn between older, conservative donors and powerbrokers, and the younger donors and activists who hold the key to their future.
If public-opinion polls are any indication, a polarizing position like this may sharply limit the field of future supporters.
If that’s the case the mainline churches must be bulging with a surplus of young activists and donors. Instead they’re in an unending spiral of decline and decay.
This is the lesson of history — move away from Biblical orthodoxy and you’re finished as a movement. There is no other pattern.