There’s been a rather interesting exchange going on at Crisis about a group of folks one of their authors has dubbed the “New Homophiles.” I’ve had a very long association with some of them, that goes back nearly five years, when I became aware of some of their writing and thinking in the forums of the Gay Christian Network. A lot of their ideas didn’t make sense to me, and we had many, and frequent, discussions where we never were able to see eye to eye.
When one of them entered the public square speaking of being a “gay but chaste” Catholic, the discussion that had long been going on in the forums of GCN became public too. It’s now even more so.
This is my latest contribution to that discussion. The com-box arena is full of landmines. Be forewarned. (My spiritual director has guided me in not entering the com-boxes for the rest of 2014–but, oh, how I want to!)