Is Not the Same-Sex Stuff Confusing?

10 Aug
Hoover Dam image via Bing

Hoover Dam image via Bing

 For a while now I have been avoiding thinking through issues relating to homosexuality. Too much potential for unkindness in that direction. You understand. I want to be nice. I want to love the sinner, etc.

Lately, though, I keep being reminded that I have to THINK about this stuff. Especially as my lastest postulations lead to the conclusion that one of the major reasons why many of us singletons remain single is that we are conflicted about our sexuality.  Conflicted in all kinds of ways, including, for some us, conflicts about same-sex attraction (more later).  Since you are alive in America in 2009 you know that same-sex attraction is no small matter.

I began to think about same-sex issues. Then I stopped. It was too much. There’s an enormous river called Homosexuality and then there are all these tributaries shooting off from that river.  Navigating that river, without being offensive, was confusing.   I kept getting mentally lost.

Then a friend forwarded a link to this guy’s blog about this very same confusion.  Unlike me, he was able to map the river and its tributaries.  With a bit of cheek I might add. 

By the way, when I looked up the word “tributary,”  I found this as the lead definition on Wikipedia:

“A tributary is a stream or river which flows into a mainstem (or parent) river. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea. Tributaries and the mainstem river serve to drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean or some other large body of water.”

This,  “[t]ributaries and the mainstem river serve to drain the surrounding basin of it’s surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean,”  struck me.

Isiah 44:3 says: “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

Maybe this same-sex river is draining our spiritual groundwater; leading the water into an oceanic deep. 

Maybe we need to resist the cultural-gravitational flow into this ocean by erecting a dam or two–for power generation purposes.

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