Table of Contents
Also on this website:
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
After the November 2004 Elections
I wrote the
following statement after the November 2004 elections when George W.
Bush was re-“elected” President because many Americans voted for him
when they were drawn to the polls to vote AGAINST gay marriage.
In November 2008, the public had the GREAT GOOD SENSE to elect Barack
Obama President of the U.S. and to usher in a new era in American
history. But, particularly in California--where it "really
mattered"--the electorate, influenced by negative campaigning (and
lies) paid for by the Mormon Church and the Catholic Church, voted to
overturn a California Sureme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage
as part of extending equal rights to all U.S. citizens.
I cannot help but wonder if the Mormons weren't really most concerned
about appearing anti-polygamist. They were likely more concerned with
the ONE man, ONE woman part of the law than the MAN-WOMAN part, if only
because the big cable TV hit last year BIG LOVE portrayed Mormons as
polygamists. And there apparently are polygamist Mormons in reality as
well as TV.
Just like the Catholic Church--full of homosexuals--but denying
reality, the Mormons oppose same-sex marriage in order to protect their
Gay people are so frequently the "shadow projections" of what people
don't want to admit to. We get blamed for the gay priests and we get
made wrong because opf the Mormon attitudes about marriage.
Shame on the Conservative
An Open Letter to the Voters
marriage rights for same-sex
couples because we saw this as a way to solve some of the problems that
beset gay men and lesbians-- including the very things straight society
so disapproves of about homosexuality: promiscuity, venereal disease,
relationship instability, neurosis, unhappiness and internalized
We wanted to make our relationships as
as we honored straight marriage to alleviate suffering and unnecessary
hardships among our people, like losing visitation rights to your
hospitalized partner or to your children by a previous straight
And to make it all the more galling,
overwhelmingly denied our request to solve problems internal to our
community by invoking the name of Jesus Christ who taught love and
generosity. Who said if your neighbor asks for your shirt, give him
your cloak also. Who said turn the other cheek, love your enemies--love
We’re your neighbors!
Jesus's central message was that the
shouldn't be used to cause suffering to people. He preached against the
rule about walking on the Sabbath if you needed to get help because
your donkey fell in a hole. He preached against the rules about
gleaning crops. He certainly preached against the rules for draconian
punishments for sexual sins (like stoning women).
What Jesus got arrested for was an act of
civil disobedience in the Temple when he overturned the tables of the
money-changers in an act of righteous vandalism against the rule about
not bringing coins with graven images into the Temple precincts.
Jesus spent His whole ministry preaching
against literal--and oppressive--interpretation of the Old Testament
Law. He was executed as a heretic for violating the rule against
blasphemy, i.e. preaching against the Bible.
Shame on you for letting your dirty little
people because it makes you sexually uncomfortable cause you to forsake
everything Christianity is really about.
What could be more "conservative" than
upholding individual liberty to choose how one lives one's life without
government interference? How incredibly "unconservative" it is for
government to pass laws restricting individual choices and meddling in
people's personal lives?
Jesus said: "Homosexuals are born that way from
their mother's womb"
The Simple Answers to the Gay
Marriage Debate & What the Bible Says
What is homosexuality in
What's the Purpose of
More about the elections of 2004:
Take a look at this, it's quite sobering:
Personally, I think the election was rigged. I
voting machines were programmed to give Bush a victory whether the
people voted for him or not. I think we have just seen an
historic coup d'etat occur in the United States. Lovers of democracy,
the Constitution, and freedom should be very concerned.