I apologize in advance for this, but ...
Really? So Tushnet goes to a church that welcomes gay people no
matter where they are at in their conversion process. They identify as gay.
What's the difference here?
Ed. note: I've edited - added commentary in red italics for greater clarity.
I also clarified points in the comment section.
C'mon. - (In the Second Reading Sunday - the Apostle wrote, "Come now ..." - C'mon is like that in tone.)
You can't say gay but you can say 'Jesus loves gay men'? - (You just did. Your t-shirt said gay - you said, Jesus loves gay men.)
Yeah, he does - Jesus does love gay men. But will you please knock it off? Please? - (That is - knock off making an issue out of people using the term gay.)
You never met a gay man? Really? Who are you talking to and posing with in these photos? - (Joe wrote a post titled, 'I never met a gay man'. - I think he did.)
Gay people like to pretend. - (They say, don't say gay - say SSA - until they are in that milieu. It's dishonest.)
Don't keep pretending... gay people are never going to get beyond this phony conflict if we don't stop pretending.
Let me tell you ...
I love you Joey Sciambra. - (But give people a break and stop lecturing them about 'how' they 'accompany' others in their journey.)
Seriously, you are a good man doing good things - but as Christ told the disciples in the Gospel, 'Whoever is not against us is for us.'
Seek to please God - not men. - (So many critics try to put obstacles in the way of those who want to share the joy of the Gospel - last weekend the Pope reminded us how Jesus “keeps telling his disciples to go, to go out. He urges them to go out and meet others where they really are, not where we think they should be.")
PS: Joe Sciambra is doing that in his own peculiar fashion - nothing wrong with that. However, it seems to me Catholics associated with Spiritual Friendship are doing the same thing - so I'm having trouble understanding all the opposition from Joe on this topic. It strikes me as a bit disingenuous.