The monkish vows keep us far from that sink of vice that is the female body, but often they bring us close to other errors. Can I finally hide from myself the fact that even today my old age is still stirred by the noonday demon when my eyes, in choir, happen to linger on the beardless face of a novice, pure and fresh as a maiden’s?
Men are made in God’s image, or so I am told. Likewise that we differ from the animals in having reason. Reason, therefore, must plainly be a characteristic of the Almighty, quod erat demonstrandum. Is it reasonable, then, to create men whose very nature- clearly constructed and defined by yourself- is inimical to your own laws and must lead inevitably to destruction? Whatever would be the point of that? Does it not strike you as a most capricious notion- to say nothing of being wasteful?
I fail to see how somebody can hate me for ‘what I do’ and what I am without actually hating me as a person. That makes about as much sense as throwing the baby out with the bathwater – or gay man out the church door with his homosexuality.
Ken brought my hand to his lips and kissed it. I’d been paying so much attention to Ken, I didn’t know what happened during the game. I don’t think anyone cared too much what the outcome was after Ken’s at bat.
“Do you know who won?” I asked Cooper, who automatically translated into sign language for Shawn.
Shawn laughed his odd laugh and signed something back. He looked at Ken, who had an arm wrapped possessively around my waist.
Cooper grinned. “Shawn says it looks like you did, Jordie.
The moment sex ceases to be a servant it becomes a tyrant.
Sexual normalcy and abnormality are personal and subjective concepts. What is unnatural to one [person] is natural to another. What is abnormal under certain conditions may be completely normal under others. And, in any event, to be different is not necessarily to be wrong, or to be sick.
Most people who are would each not be in love with their partner, if they did not have the kind of genitals they have.
Being gay is not just what I do, but who I am. It is part of how I choose to live my life even if I never chose.
If our relationships are not all about sex, then we must not make homosexuality a matter of concern.
So everybody who talks about homosexuals as a damnation better look in a mirror and try to heal their own selves. Who they call homosexuals do, at least, act out of their love. That’s better than the hate a whole lot of people act out of.