Stepford embraces the LGBTQ.
Fr. James Martin's new book, Building a Bridge is out this month, which according to press releases - seems to me at least - on some level, an effort to normalize gay relationships within the Catholic Church. So far I haven't read that Fr. Martin rejects Catholic moral teaching on the issue, but I haven't read the book either, so who am I to judge. New thinking on the subject is a trend gaining greater momentum. Just as Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna has unofficially lent his support to a homosexual group within his diocese that recently draped a rainbow flag over a Catholic altar as part of a prayer service to end “homophobia.” What can I say?
I'm not sure who said it, but a long time ago someone once boasted "being gay was exciting because you didn't have to be drafted and you didn't have to get married." That's all changed. Now that gay people are out and some so far out they are even way beyond gay, they enjoy equal rights in employment, marriage, and child adoption. I suppose some areas of Western society are not as free, but generally, in Europe and the US, in metropolitan areas to be sure, it makes no difference if you're gay or straight, black or white, married, living together, or single. Yet that in itself is weird. "If loving you is right, I don't want to be normal."
I was looking for something online about Boston in the 1970's and came across a photo of an old gay bar near Copley Square. The bar is gone now. Evidently the scene has become so gentrified these days that all the fun places have been closed, and the 'community' has been more or less domesticated. I'm puzzled by that. Why would anyone want be gay if their life is no different from the Upson's living in Montebank, summering at Upson Pines in the Adirondacks?
Several years ago author-playwright Larry Kramer called out gay people to clean up their act, and on some levels they certainly have achieved a sort of homogenized image of LGBTQ domesticity, which, as one old lesbian stated in an article on the changes since Stonewall that "life may be easier now, but it might have been more exciting then." That is an understatement even for 9 years ago when the article was published. Today it's spectacularly abnormally normal. Generally speaking that is. Many will disagree with me, I'm sure.
Looks like the last thing left for the LGBTQ crowd is to get the Church's blessing. To be accepted, affirmed and canonically approved. Which has me wondering, is it possible for sin to become even more boring?
It makes me wonder, who would even want to identify LGBTQ these days? It has become so ordinary, superficial and even uncreative. Church approval? It's happening before our eyes. Why?
I never really fit in before and I surely
wouldn't want to fit in now
with the church-approved-gay.
at our camp in the Adirondacks. We call it Upson Pines. Read more: http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=auntie-mame
We adore Montebank. Of course, we always spend summers at our camp in the Adirondacks. We call it Upson Pines. Read more: http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=auntie-mame