Religion: The Gay Church

Let's say I am what everybody calls me—an unnatural man, a corrupter of youth. What does the Church offer by way of faith, hope or charity? . . . Do I need love the less? Do I need satisfaction less? Have I less right to live in contentment because somewhere along the line the Almighty slipped a cog in creation?

—The Devil's Advocate

When Homosexual Painter Nicholas Black spoke these words in Morris West's 1959 novel, homosexuality and Christianity seemed incompatible. For the vast majority of Christians in most churches, they still are, though there is a new—if somewhat grudging—acceptance of Black's point....

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