Behavior Policy - Sexual Behavior & Gender Identity
In the Bible, God gives his unchanging truth concerning marriage, sexual behavior, and the family. God instituted marriage as a lifelong union of one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6, Genesis 1-2). God determined the gender of Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:27), and God continues to determine the gender of people today from the time of conception (Psalm 139).
FVLHS rejects the idea that a person (rather than God) determined his or her gender (for example, a biological male decides to live as a female). Students struggling with questions related to their gender identity should speak to a member of the faculty, the Campus Pastor, or a school leader for help and Christian encouragement. Students are expected to dress and use restrooms and locker rooms that conform to their God-given biological gender.
Marriage--as defined above ("a lifelong union of one man and one woman")--is the only proper context for sexual intimacy and the procreation of children. A person who engages in sexual conduct outisde of this bond of marriage sins against his or her own body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:13, 18-20). The Bible forbids all sexual activity apart from the Biblical definition of marriage.
Sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual intercourse, oral sex, "sexting," homosexual/lesbian behavior, living together, pornography, etc.) on or off campus is a serious violation of God's will and may be grounds for disciplinary action or expulsion.
Appropriate government agencies will be contacted when students below the legal age of consent are involved in sexual activity.
Sexual misconduct that results in pregnancy is treated in the school's "Pregnancy Policy."
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
Students of FVL will be permitted to hold hands with members of the opposite sex while at school. Any other public displays of affection are prohibited, and appropriate corrective and disciplinary measures will be taken.
If a student of FVLHS becomes pregnant or fathers a child out of wedlock, the administration will meet with the student, parents, and pastor to discuss continued enrollment and participation in school activities. Concern for the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of the student and unborn child, along with concern for the student body and members of the FVL Federation, will determine the course of action.
This policy assumes that the life of the conceived child has been preserved. Because God is the Creator of life, the sinful decision to end life through abortion will be addressed according to Biblical principles.
A complete copy of FVL's Pregnancy Policy is available by contacting the Assistant Principal, Campus Pastor, or Principal.