Despite encountering criticism, the LGBT community is finding greater acceptance, even in religious circles
Source: Washington Times
By: Michelle Boorstein
When Eve Tushnet converted to Catholicism in 1998, she thought she might be the world’s first celibate Catholic lesbian.
Having grown up in a liberal, upper Northwest Washington home before moving on to Yale University, the then-19-year-old knew no other gay Catholics who embraced the church’s ban on sex outside heterosexual marriage. Her decision to abstain made her an outlier.
“Everyone I knew totally rejected it,” she said of the church’s teaching on gay sexuality.
Today, Tushnet is a leader in a small but growing movement of celibate gay Christians who find it easier than before to be out of the closet in their traditional churches because they’re celibate.
She is busy speaking at conservative Christian conferences with other celibate Catholics and Protestants and is the most well-known of 20 bloggers who post on spiritualfriendship.org, a site for celibate gay and lesbian Christians that draws thousands of visitors each month.
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9/8/2017 05:27:37 pm
There is no such thing as "LGBT community" any more than there is such a thing as the "pedophile community." It is an ideological construct, not a genuine people group. It is predicated on a non-Christian assumption that these behaviors are morally acceptable.
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