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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 edition 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.
THE MYTH OF THE GREAT SECRET:
An Appreciation of Joseph Campbell
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
The Scriptural Basis for
Same Sex Marriage
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
Is there a "uniquely gay
The purpose of homosexuality
The Reincarnation of Edward
The Gay Succession
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
Cutting edge realization
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
upsidedown book on MSNBC
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,
Toby at the
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
Together: Longtime Male Couples on Healthy Intimacy and Communication
by Tim Clausen
Between Materialism and Spiritual by Jean-Michel Bitar
Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion by
Jeffrey J. Kripal
America and the Religion of No Religion
by Jeffrey J. Kripal
Invitation to Love by
Consciousness, and God: A Lonerganian Integration by Daniel A
A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides by Andrew Harvey
Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson
Homosexuality is an issue most people don't
have to worry about
I think that there is a whole set of people who need
homosexuality to be the worse possible kind of sin because it's a sin
they don't have to worry about committing. At least seventy-five per
cent of people aren't either homosexual or bisexual on the gay side.
These people don't find homosexual sex attractive or appealing; in
fact, it doesn't make any sense for most of them. They experience
heterosexual attraction—and that makes so much sense to them
psychologically, emotionally, biologically—that they really don't even
believe homosexuality exists.
From such a perspective, it's nice to have the worst sin be something
you can't or wouldn't commit.
Jungian psychology, in particular, teaches that human beings hide their
own faults and/or their fears of having faults behind a Shadow. The
archtype of The Shadow manifests itself as annoyance and upset with
other people's behavior. Human beings project their "sins" onto other
Homosexuals have long been hidden in the mainstream culture's "shadow."
Homosexuals get blamed for pedophilia and a variety of sex crimes, most
of which have nothing to do with homosexuality, and certainly not with
same sex marriage. In some ways, I suspect, the source of many worries
about homosexual predators getting their children is the parents'
awareness of the sexual attractiveness of those children. Parents don't
want to be sexually attracted to their children and generally aren't.
But they can become aware of the children's sexuality. In fact, since
the children likely look like they--or especially their spouse--looked
like when they were young, the children's growing up automatically
reminds the parents of their own youth and their original infatuation
with their spouse. Those feelings are perfectly natural and innocent,
but they're awfully close to violating the incest taboo. Those feelings
then get projected onto "somebody else." And that somebody else is the
culture's notion of the worst sinners.
Homosexuality serves that purpose.
In late 2015, there's a major controversy going on over County Clerks'
right to not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on the basis
of religious freedom because they believe homosexuality is forbidden in
the Bible. There are a lot of things forbidden in those first few--and
most ancient--books of the Bible. Perhaps a Country Clerk should feel
reluctant to issue a hunting license to somebody who says they are
going to hunt rabbits or boar, or a fishing license to somebody
planning to fish for lobsters, shrimp or crabs.
Seriously, shouldn't the Country Clerks be more concerned about issuing
gun licenses? He who lives by the [gun] dies by the
[gun] said Jesus.
Being against homosexuality is an easy way to be righteous and good. If
what God wants is for you to be non-homosexual, most people stay in his
good graces without the least effort.
There are a set of people who need homosexuality to be a sin, so that
they don't have to worry about sin.