Seattle Pacific University employees must refrain from same-sex sexual activity, board decides

SPU employees are expected to “refrain from sexual behavior that is inconsistent with the University’s understanding of Biblical standards.”

SEATTLE — Seattle Pacific University’s (SPU) Board of Trustees decided Monday to keep employee conduct expectations that ban employees from same-sex sexual activity, extramarital sexual activity and cohabitating before marriage.

The board came to the decision after “thorough and prayerful deliberation,” said Board Chair Cedric Davis. The board chose to have SPU remain in “communion” with the Free Methodist Church USA, which defines “Marriage, between one man and one woman” as “the only proper setting for sexual intimacy.”

In a statement, the Board of Trustees

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