While individual congregations may adhere to more conservative positions, the UCC as a denomination is officially Open and Affirming.
Indeed, the denomination passed its first resolution regarding homosexuality in 1969, continuing our tradition of being on the cutting edge of progressive social movements; our spiritual forebears were abolitionists and suffragists.
Everyone in this group is heterosexual, and they insist they never sleep with more than one person at a time.”2 It seems that polyamory is another form of wife-swapping. " Unfortunately, adding the word “ethical” to something doesn’t make it so. Polyamory is nothing more than a euphemism to make something that is immoral appear to be moral.
Why not have such things as ethical adultery, ethical bank robbing, or ethical embezzling? When God is placed on the fringe of ethical relevance and rejected as the standard of morality, then everyone will do what is right in his own eyes (Judges ).
For most Christian communities such a pronouncement would largely be met with a great collective “Well, .” Not so in the UCC.
Tahl first met Christian when the San Diego Polyamory Pod took a European vacation several years ago and it wasn’t until Christian came for a visit to San Diego that sparks started to fly.
Lindsey and Anthony are legally married to each other and are both in a relationship with Vanessa.
These three are a primary relationship and refer to themselves as "the Triad".
Given the UCC’s tendency to list left, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are those within the denomination – particularly among my clergy peers younger than 40 – who are ready to delve into the next frontiers of sexual politics.
While our evangelical counterparts debate the merits of egalitarian or complementarian marriage (i.e., whether or not the dude is in charge) the fringe of the mainline church is engaging the question of whether or not monogamous marriage is inherently problematic and patriarchal. Polyamorists do not expect monogamy in marriage and other committed romantic relationships, but presume one or both spouses will have more than one sexual partner.