Accommodating cultural differences and commonalities
There are two lists in the New Testament that prohibit homosexual acts.1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy both provide a list of prohibited behaviors including what the original Greek calls arsenokoitai.His life is further complicated by the fact that he believes in God and in His Church. He can reject his religious beliefs and dive headlong into the gay life style.He can try reparative therapy and become heterosexual.Both Side A and Side B are largely skeptical of conversion therapy. Belgau is very impressive in his defense of traditional Catholic teachings on sex and marriage.He writes, “It is true that too much attention to the niggling details of sexual rules can distract us from what Bible passages about sexuality have to say about God.
Still, they can be recognized as a group, a school of thought. What is a young man to do who senses in himself an attraction, however that is defined, for other men.
So it should be understood that whatever terms you and I would use, to them, are likely insufficient and even wrong.
The New Homophiles also want you to know that they do not all agree on everything.
Step into the stream of what gay means or homosexual means or same-sex attraction means and you find you step with them into a fun house mirror.
It seems to me that the truth of things, including the meaning of words, ought to be clear, precise, even simple.