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CMDA Ethics Statement on Homosexuality

[1 hour]
This course is available for physician, dentist, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.

Release Date: November 20, 2021
Termination Date: November 19, 2024

In this position statement, CMDA provides biblical, social and medical support for a biblical view of sexuality defined as sexual activity within the confines of a marriage between a man and a woman. After detailing that support, the statement makes recommendations for the Christian community regarding how to respond to individuals struggling with same-sex attraction. The statement also provides recommendations regarding compassionate medical care for individuals struggling with homosexuality to Christian healthcare professionals. The statement concludes with recommendations regarding the importance of nondiscrimination.


  • Discuss the medical basis for recommending sex be confined to marriage between a man and a woman.
  • Describe the importance of competent and compassionate care of individuals who identify as gay or lesbian.
  • Identify the importance of delivering healthcare for individuals struggling with same-sex attraction in a nondiscriminatory manner.