Love is beautiful! Love is good! Love is constructive of the society and dreams of humanity! That love is also challenging, and full of infinite possibilities for both bliss and despair, does not detract in the least from its beauty...
While many in the "traditional" religious category, whether Christian / Catholic, Jew, Muslim, or Hindu, view homosexual love as "sinful" and destructive of the "natural" family, ever increasing numbers of other folks are simply waking up: love is hard: pray for anyone / everyone stepping out upon the path of love: and bless and walk with them on their journey. Fear of the "different" or the "other" should not keep any of us from loving!
And one more thing about the "other folks": we are Christian / Catholic, Jew, Muslim, and Hindu! We are just as devout and committed to our faith -- and oftentimes much more so -- than those who judge us as "liberal" or "deviant". Deviant: now there is a word to fully enjoy! Wouldn't it be great if we could all deviate from hatred and judgment? Wouldn't it be great if we were to deviate from gun-madness and learn to live in peace? Wouldn't it be great if our religions led the way into a daily practice of kindness, compassion, mercy, and beauty? Wouldn't it be great if all of the world's religious Right-Wingers all together had mind-blowing orgasms and simply fell into a blissful sleep for a few decades before waking up?! Then we could show them a brand new world where kindness and reverence had some real meaning...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher.