Here’s more on the subject I discussed yesterday.
This past Sunday, The Washington Post printed a story about the growing movement of celibate lesbian and gay Christians. One of the leaders of this movement is Eve Tushnet, a convert to Catholicism who recently published a book on celibacy and friendship entitled Gay and Catholic.
For the record, I have not read Tushnet’s book yet, but I have read other things that she has written and heard her speak. In some ways, I find her to be a very credible spokesperson for celibacy because, while embracing the orthodox Catholic position for lesbian and gay people, she never insists that everyone embrace this option. She remains non-judgmental about lesbian and gay people who choose to be part of a committed sexual relationship. Her primary form of argument is to explain why celibacy is a life-giving option for herself. I applaud both her free decision to choose celibacy and…
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