Do We Need to Label People as “Gay”?

Posted July 30, 2018 1:40 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Do We Need to Label People as “Gay”?

There was an anguished tweet from Fr Martin last week sympathizing with all the gay priests who were celibate, but were tainted by the McCarrick affair.
Fr Martin has lectured us before about his idea that we should use the word “gay” for all homosexual people because that is what they want to be called.
I think he has a point, but I’m afraid, like most of Fr Martin’s points, they seem good to start with, but when pressed they turn out to be rather sentimental and shallow.
I certainly don’t mind using the word “gay” for a person who asks to be

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