About

Queer

  1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different;
  2. a person whose sexual orientation or gender identity falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary

Liturgy

  1. In Christian tradition it means the participation of the People of God in “the work of God.

Hello! My name is Anthony! Thank you for taking the time to join me in this space. I appreciate whatever amount of time and energy you invest here.

I created The Liturgical Queer to contribute my experience and thoughts as a celibate, gay Christian. My voice is uniquely my own. My celibacy and participation in my Christian tradition are freely chosen.

Celibate gay Christians have unique needs in order to fully participate in the Kingdom of God. This space is not designed for debates on same-sex marriage and the morality of gay sex. There are plenty of other venues for you to engage in that debate. Rather, as someone treated as a weapon in a broader culture war, I merely desire to reflect on my own challenges associated with the intersection of faith and sexuality.

I named this site The Liturgical Queer for obvious reasons. I’m very queer and I’m very liturgical. Being gay has a tremendous influence on how I perceive and interact with the world.

Being liturgical is merely being human. Jesus Christ, through his Incarnation, glorified the body and our communion with created matter. An aspect of the “work of God” (liturgy) is listening to perspectives in which we are inclined to marginalize. Without meditating on those perspectives, we can’t see reality for what it really is.

Take a seat at the table! I’m glad you’re here.