Table of Contents
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SPIRITUALITY: The Role of
Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness
Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature
of God and the Universe
MATTER: updated, revised & expanded edtion from Lethe Press
with Afterword by Mark Jordan
LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE: A romance novel set in the 1980s and the 1890s.
THE FOURTH QUILL, a
novel about attitudinal healing and the problem of evil
TWO SPIRITS: A Story of Life with the
Navajo, a collaboration with Walter L. Williams
CHARMED LIVES: Spinning Straw into
Gold: Reclaiming Our Queer Spirituality Through Story
A NOVEL ABOUT HEALING.
Books on Gay Spirituality:
Crane Gay Spirituality Series
Toby's review of Samuel Avery's The
Dimensional Structure of
Coincidence: "Aliens Settle in San
Simple Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate
Why gay people should NOT Marry
Wedding Cake Liberation
Gay Marriage in Texas
Shame on the American People
The "highest form of love"
Second March on
Bifurcation of Gay Spirituality
cause of homosexuality
origins of homophobia
about Jungian ideas in gay consciousness
What is homosexuality?
is Gay Spirituality?
What Jesus said about Gay
Common Experiences Unique to Gay
The purpose of homosexuality
Interview on the Nature of
What the Bible Says about
Mesosexual Ideal for Straight Men
of Gay Spirituality
of Gay Liberation Activity
Why Gay Spirituality: Spirituality
as Artistic Medium
Easton Mountain Retreat Center
Andrew Harvey &
Spirituality Summit in May 2004 and
the "Statement of Spirituality"
"It's Always About You"
The myth of the
Joseph Campbell's description of
Avalokiteshvara at the Baths.
Not A Wave
What is Enlightenment?
What is reincarnation?
How many lifetimes in an ego?
Emptiness & Religious Ideas
Experiencing experiencing experiencing
Going into the Light
Meditations for a Funeral
The way to get to heaven
Buddha's father was right
Advice to Travelers to India
The Danda Nata
& goddess Kalika
Nate Berkus is a bodhisattva
John Boswell was Immanuel Kant
The Two Loves
Toby Johnson Believes
The Joseph Campbell Connection
Campbell & The Pre/Trans Fallacy
The Nature of Religion
What's true about
Gay is a Blessing
Drawing Long Straws
Gay Spiritual Functions
The subtle workings of the spirit in gay men's lives.
The Sinfulness of
for a study of gay nondualism
"The Evolution of Gay Identity"
"St. John of the
Dark Night of the Soul."
Let Me Tell You a Secret
Religious Articulations of the
The Collective Unconscious
Driving as Spiritual Practice
Step in Evolution
The Moulting of the Holy Ghost
is a Bodhisattva
The Hero's Journey as archetype
Immaculate Conception & Assumption
Prostitution and the Nature of Evil
Hu: "God is present here"
The Life is in the Blood
retirement and the "freelance monastery"
Seeing with Different Eyes
experience at the Servites' Castle in Riverside
Great Dance according to C.S.Lewis
The Techniques Of The World Saviors
Part 1: Brer Rabbit and the
Part 2: The
Part 3: Jesus
and the Resurrection
Part 4: A
Course in Miracles
Secret of the Clear Light
Understanding the Clear Light
Souls Get Reincarnated
In honor of Sir Arthur C Clarke
Karellen was a homosexual
About Alien Abduction
are you looking for in a gay science fiction novel?
about Gay Mental Health
Ideas for gay
Kip and Toby,
and nicknamesake Toby Marotta.
Harry Hay, Founder of the gay movement
About Hay and The New Myth
About Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, the first
man to really "come out"
Michael Talbot, gay mystic
About Fr. Bernard Lynch
About Richard Baltzell
About Guy Mannheimer
About David Weyrauch
About Dennis Paddie
About Ask the Fire
About Arthur Evans
About Christopher Larkin
About Sterling Houston
About Michael Stevens
Our friend Tom Nash
Be Done on Earth
by Howard E. Cook
Pay Me What I'm Worth by
The Way Out by Christopher
The Gay Disciple by John Henson
Art That Dares by Kittredge Cherry
Coming Out, Coming Home by Kennth
the Light by B. Alan Bourgeois
Over Coffee: A conversation For Gay
Partnership & Conservative Faith by D.a. Thompson
Dark Knowledge by
Janet Planet by Eleanor
Kairos by Paul E. Hartman
with Jesus by D.K.Maylor
Kali Rising by Rudolph
Missing Myth by Gilles Herrada
Secret of the Second Coming by Howard E. Cook
The Scar Letters: A Novel
by Richard Alther
Future is Queer by Labonte & Schimel
by Charlene Spretnak
Spirituality 101 by Joe Perez
Cut Hand: A
Nineteeth Century Love Story on the American Frontier by Mark Wildyr
by Eleanor Lerman
Rizzoli by Felice Picano
to Unlocking the Closet Door by Chelsea Griffo
The Door of the
Heart by Diana Finfrock Farrar
by David Duncan
and Demion by Mel White
Gay Men and The New Way Forward by Raymond L.
Dimensional Stucture of Consciousness by Samuel Avery
Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love by Perry Brass
JESUS SAID HOMOSEXUALS
ARE BORN THAT WAY!
There's an ongoing joke
about Jesus's ideas on homosexuality: A pamphlet is titled "What
Jesus Said About Homosexuality" and you open it and it's blank, page
after page, blank.
Of course, that's true. Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. Though He
did mention Sodom and Gomorrah, using them as examples of inhospitality
to strangers--AND neglecting to mention "sodomy."
you have to wonder: if Jesus was God, as Catholics
believe, Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, consubstantial with the
Father, and so gifted at least in some way with Divine
He'd know there would one day be a terrible problem in Christianity and
culture over homosexuality, gay rights, and same-sex marriage, why
didn't He say anything specific.
Why didn't He say that He was abolishing all the rules in
the Old Testament EXCEPT the rule against homosexual intercourse?
Why didn't He distinguish between His forgiving the woman
brought to him in adultery ("Let him who is without sin cast the first
stone") and His wanting to continue to hold homosexuality against
Why didn't He say anything about how homosexual marriage
would defile the sanctity of the relationship of man and woman?
Why didn't He say anything?
Did He just keep forgetting to mention it?
The closest thing He DID say is very instructive.
In speaking about "protecting the sanctity of marriage"
"Because of your hardness of heart,
Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it
has not been this way.
"And I say to you, whoever divorces
his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits
The disciples said to him, "If the relationship of the
man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry"
But He said to them, "Not all men
can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.
"For there are eunuchs who were
born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were
made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves
eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept
this, let him accept it." (Matt 19: 8-12)
Curiously, if you look in the glossary of the Bible I just
quoted from, it defines "eunuch" as "chamberlain, official." If you
depended on that for a dictionary, you'd have a hard time ever
understanding what Jesus was talking about. You'd think the choice was
between getting married and being a politician.
So what were eunuchs?
Eunuchs were men who didn't have sex with women and/or
couldn't reproduce--who were therefore considered safe to be around
women in the harem. Since they had no children, they had
no vested interest in leaving a fortune to the next generation so they
could be employed in government and civil service because they had no
reason to be crooked or seek advantage for their own sons.
(Of course, not all men who
don't or can't reproduce were necessarily thought of as eunuchs, though
in that culture at that time and situation in history, most men were
married and did reproduce. Having children was a way of serving God by
increasing God's people in a world in which human beings were scarce.
The point here is that when Jesus talked about eunuchs, he was
certainly including men who didn't fit that norm. He himself didn't.)
Eunuchs were sometimes men who'd been castrated in order to
serve in these functions. That's the "eunuchs who were made eunuchs by
Eunuchs were also men who just didn't look very masculine,
who weren't interested in marrying or having sex with women, who were
"sissies." Eunuchs included men who were obviously what we'd today call
Those--clearly--were what Jesus referred to as "eunuchs who
were born that way from their mother's womb."
SO JESUS SAID HOMOSEXUALS ARE BORN THAT WAY!
The other class of eunuchs are those who "make themselves
eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven." The Catholic Church has
used that quotation to justify requiring celibacy and non-sexuality of
But eunuch means a man who can't reproduce, not a man who
isn't sexual. Indeed some men were castrated in the old days
specifically so they would stay young and pretty and could be
sexual. Alexander the Great's lover Bagoas (The
Persian Boy) is a prime example.
So eunuchs are men who choose the Kingdom of Heaven
over marrying and raising a family. Eunuchs are men who choose
to live in the present--where the Kingdom of Heaven is to be found.
Many modern gay men would fit that definition of eunuch.
What is homosexuality
in metaphysical terms?
About the Same-Sex Marriage
The Simple Answer to the Gay
on the American People
(be sure to look at the maps on this page of Slave States
vs. Free and Bush vs. Kerry)
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