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OU Convention Resolution Text

Posted on October 12, 2010 In Marriage and Family

Alternative Life Styles and Moral Equivalencies

The Orthodox Union views with great dismay the current effort to portray homosexuality as the moral equivalent of heterosexual monogamous relationships and as constituting a valid “alternative life style.” We are also deeply disturbed by the treatment and, frequently, the glorification of sexual promiscuity as acceptable behavior. The suggestion that such conduct is the moral equivalent of the sexual code introduced to the world by our holy Torah is incompatible with the notion of the transcendent nature of fundamental Torah values. While we are opposed to discrimination and vigilantism against any individual or group, we must express our revulsion at those who would misrepresent and misconstrue our tradition in this crucial area.

We therefore resolve that:

The Orthodox Union administration is mandated to continue to forcefully resist all attempts, whether direct of indirect, whether within the Jewish community or in society at large, to legitimize that which our Torah, our history and our traditions have deemed illegitimate.