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Time for a plug! Check out gaysubtletly, a blog by two gay Christian men who are talking honestly (and with verve) about some of the really hard questions. Here are a few excerpts that particularly caught my eye.

On prayer:

I don’t often have moments where I feel as if the Holy Spirit is actively trying to tell me something. When people tell me to listen for God’s voice, I only end up hearing things like “Simmbaaaaa.”

On sexuality:

Ask anyone to define the term sexuality, and most people will give you an answer that centers around sex. I define sexuality as our embodiment as human beings that allows us to interact with one another in meaningful ways…

…I’ve already experienced degrees of intimately close relationships with several of my friends. I am blessed to be able to say that I have had many nights of epic conversations and fellowship with friends where I have gone to bed feeling overwhelmingly loved without a hint of loneliness. It is those nights where I’ve seen my sexuality be expressed in satisfying, meaningful ways that didn’t center on sex.

On human nature:

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we, to borrow C. S. Lewis’ famous saying (I am a Wheaton alumnus, after all), content ourselves with building mud pies by the highway when God has prepared a seaside vacation for us? Why are we often the saboteurs to our own sanctification? Do I really have such an impoverished understanding of the true character of happiness that I’m willing to settle for such a shabby counterfeit?

Yeah, good stuff. Watch these guys, and show ‘em some love in the comboxes.

5 thoughts on “Plug: Gay Subtlety

  1. Rebecca

    I sent an email to myself with the gaysubtlety url. Like many of your own posts, it also speaks to those of us who may be straight, but still single, lonely, and trying to trust God.

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  2. Robert H.

    “Ask anyone to define the term sexuality, and most people will give you an answer that centers around sex. I define sexuality as our embodiment as human beings that allows us to interact with one another in meaningful ways…
    …I’ve already experienced degrees of intimately close relationships with several of my friends. I am blessed to be able to say that I have had many nights of epic conversations and fellowship with friends where I have gone to bed feeling overwhelmingly loved without a hint of loneliness. It is those nights where I’ve seen my sexuality be expressed in satisfying, meaningful ways that didn’t center on sex.”

    So much “this”.

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  3. Jack

    Just read your article that Fr. Vincent posted on facebook. It is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read. I agree with all you said!! Being gay is not easy along with being Catholic. I just wish I could come out of the closet more. I love God, the Church, and people. I would like to hear your thoughts on masturbation. I haven’t done the gay thing in 14 years but a man has to get relief at times. I just don’t like going to confession with the same thing. God bless.

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