As human beings, we are tempted by evil, particularly in the areas of substance abuse and sexuality. However, our position as Clergy, teachers of moral standards, and models of moral behavior, demands of us adherence to an exemplary moral code. We must, therefore, not engage in exploitative practices which destroy our moral integrity. We are expected by others, and we expect of ourselves and each other, to be scrupulous in avoiding even the appearance of sexual misconduct, whether by taking advantage of our position with those weaker than ourselves or dependent upon us, or succumbing to the temptations of willing adults. Similarly, recognizing the consequences of addiction, we have a responsibility to seek help for any need or tendency to abuse chemical substances.
Clergy will recognize that any criminal misconduct, depending upon the severity, will result in removal from membership in The Reformed Catholic Church International.