Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

I find [Eve Tushnet] to be a very credible spokesperson for celibacy because, while embracing the orthodox Catholic position for lesbian and gay people, she never insists that everyone embrace this option. She remains non-judgmental about lesbian and gay people who choose to be part of a committed sexual relationship. Her primary form of argument is to explain why celibacy is a life-giving option for herself. I applaud both her free decision to choose celibacy and the first-person way in which she addresses the topic.

– Francis DeBernardo

Related Off-site Links:
Mandating Celibacy for Gay People Reveals Deep Incoherence in Church’s Teachings – Bob Shine (Bondings 2.0, August 7, 2014).
'Gay and Catholic': An Interview with Author Eve Tushnet – Sean Salai, S.J. (America, July 3, 2014).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Quote of the Day – June 8, 2010
Thoughts on Celibacy (Part I)
Thoughts on Celibacy (Part II)
Thoughts on Celibacy (Part III)
Thoughts on Celibacy (Part IV)
Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men: A Discussion Guide
It Is Not Good to Be Alone
Somewhere in Between

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