In a press statement, the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council said that explicit and overt homosexual practices and behaviour were against the Biblical sanctions on human sexuality

Kohima: The recent Supreme Court verdict on Section 377(a) of the Indian Penal Code may have decriminalised same-sex relationships and marriages but the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) of Nagaland has declared that it would never promote or support such ‘unholy practices’ that are morally unacceptable.

In a press statement issued by the CBCC, executive secretary Rev Dr Vezopa Tetseo said that the church council discussed the matter in its executive meeting held on October 18 and 19 and reaffirmed the Biblical and moral stand of the church and arrived at a number of resolutions.

The press statement further said that explicit and overt homosexual practices and behaviour were against the Biblical sanctions on human sexuality. It further said that homosexual acts between consenting adults were morally unacceptable as it violates the sole purpose of human sexuality which is procreation and union of love accomplished through marriage between men and women.

The statement also said that the church would continue its stand against homosexuality and will uphold the teachings of Bible along with promoting marriage between men and women as the core base of a family.

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