The LGBT outreach at St. Paul the Apostle Church in NYC, Out at St. Paul, posted a link on their Facebook timeline to an article about Queer Theology, here are a couple of excerpts:

“The blessing—and the challenge—of being LGBTQ is that we get to create our own sexual ethics. The script we’ve been given—one man and one woman who wait until marriage to have sex and never get divorced—just doesn’t hold up anymore. In fact, I’m not sure it ever held up.”

“Whether a relationship lasts a lifetime or only a few minutes, what might it mean to see the Christ in each person we encounter? For some people that will look like decades of monogamous togetherness, for others that might mean a kinky romp in a dungeon complete with paddles and consensual name-calling.”

“Reality is messy though and life takes work. Our sex lives are no different. Fr. Shay has chosen to be celibate and I’m confidently sexually active before marriage. Those are two different ways of interacting with sexuality but what we have in common is that we (eventually) came to those positions from places of honesty, vulnerability, confidence, love, self-worth, and power. Most importantly, we both we feel free to make other choices if we determine that’s what we need.

It’s exciting, isn’t it, to be in charge of our own sexual ethic? A little scary, but exciting nonetheless… kinda like faith (and sex).”

Recently, Out at St. Paul, via their Facebook page, also promoted articles which advocated for “Queering” the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as “Queer” Saints.

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More information about St. Paul the Apostle:

http://josephsciambra.com/gay-bingo-and-rainbow-cupcakes-the-disaster-of-catholic-lgbt-outreach

http://josephsciambra.com/catholic-lgbt-ministry-in-new-york-is-into-queering-mary

http://josephsciambra.com/nyc-catholic-parish-to-commemorate-same-sex-marriage-with-pro-gay-honorees