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==The Teaching of the Orthodox Church==
 
==The Teaching of the Orthodox Church==
  
The Orthodox Church understands homosexual behavior to be contrary to God's will. The options for the homosexual Christian in this regard are the same as every other Christian's--[[marriage]] or [[celibacy]]. A few people have attempted to make a third way by suggesting that [[adelphopoeisis]] was a version of marriage, but it is clear from historical studies that was not at all the meaning of the rite.
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==Official Orthodox Statements==
 
==Official Orthodox Statements==

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  • Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate by Thomas E. Schmidt. InterVarsity Press: 1995. (ISBN 0830818588)
  • Homosexuality: A New Christian Ethic by Elizabeth R. Moberly. James Clarke Company: 1997. (ISBN 0227678508) (Orthodox author)

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