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Sex and sexuality are complex and often misunderstood issues, which invoke a strong array of emotions.

NOTE: Unless specifically named as a 'Guideline' (eg, 'Guideline for Salvationists: Gay Conversion Therapies'), the items published here do not necessarily represent the official position of The Salvation Army, being the views of their writer/s. However, they are recommended to support individuals in faith-based thinking about these important issues, and assist them with discussing human sexuality openly and honestly.

Guideline for Salvationists: Gay Conversion Therapies

Given the position that same-sex attraction is not ‘rectifiable at will’, and that Salvationists want to be sensitive to people’s ‘social, emotional and spiritual needs’, there is no basis for referral to, or engagement in, any form of gay conversion therapy. The Salvation Army recognises the emotional, psychological, social and spiritual harms that these therapies have caused and will stand against their use in every circumstance.

Read this document - authorised by the Territorial Governance Board in September 2020 - for more direction for Salvationists around this matter:

Prostitution Talk Sheet

This Talk Sheet covers recent developments in prostitution in New Zealand. It raises concerns about the normalisation of the purchasing of sex as a commodity, but also challenges Christians to think about how the witness of the church can negatively affect prostitutes' impressions of Christianity and Christ.

Sexualisation and Pornography

LGBTQI+ Issues