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The Invention of the Homosexual Saints

The latest chapter of revisionist history comes to us from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where Saints Sergius and Bacchus were recently featured for speculation that they were gay lovers.

Some gay Catholics find proof in this account that the two were lovers whose bond was recognized by the church of their day. When the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities holds community events at Twin Cities churches, the gay activist group displays an icon of Sergius and Bacchus in an effort to gain acceptance for gay marriage and gay clergy.

Never mind the fact that there is no historical basis for this, unless of course one rereads the language of Christian charity as that of homosexual love. Yet another example that ideology is indeed the tie that blinds.


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