Redlining, Part V of V: Concave and Convex

5 years ago with 16 comments
Just because a thing can’t be, doesn’t mean it’s not good. Let me clarify. Imagine this. Boy meets girl: call them Dick and Sandra. Dick falls in love with Sandra. Dick marries Sandra. Now Dick and Sandra both get ten years older. They are no longer as young as they were, and no longer as changeable. The selves they have by this time become, are more or less the selves that ...

Catholic Sexuality

5 years ago with 6 comments
A few weeks ago I headed down to Darkest Jersey to help record a series of video interviews and conversations for catholicsexuality.com‘s¬†section on homosexuality. So I found myself in the august company of Eve Tushnet, Gabriel Blanchard, Joshua Gonnerman, Melinda Selmys, and Ron Belgau. It was fun! And a little exhausting, because we filmed for like eight hours. Anyway, it turns out ...

The New Homophiles, I Guess

5 years ago with 9 comments
Gabriel Blanchard of Mudblood Catholic has a splendid piece at Crisis that clarifies a few things about what we “Side B”1 gay Christians believe, and why we are not Trying To Ruin Everything. The piece is in response to a pair of pieces by Austin Ruse, who is very proud of himself for coming up with a term, albeit a sort of squicky one, to describe our odd little group. ...

Happy 100, Gabriel Blanchard!

6 years ago with 19 comments
I’m working on a real post or several, but in the meantime, I am going to piggyback off of Mudblood Catholic’s 100th post. What a post. Here are the bits that made me nod and grin the hardest. [Indented bits are him, other bits are me.] ★ The trouble about discussing sexuality — and this is not peculiar to gay sexuality — is that it involves you in nearly ...

Seek Ye First

6 years ago with 8 comments
I’ve been reading Gabriel Blanchard’s stuff over at Mudblood Catholic, a site of which I’m newly and extremely fond. I don’t agree (I don’t think) with Gabriel on all points, but I love his clarity of thought, his humor, and his honesty. Given the whole Exodus thing, orientation change has been the obsession du jour in the Gershom headspace. It’s a subject ...