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Monday, September 29, 2008

This is news?

Spend 10 minutes watching Clay Aiken and you know all you needed to know about his sexual orientation. I mean, "Duh!"

So, why is this news?

It's not. Except for the fact that I am struck by the fact that the vast majority of people appreciate honesty and authenticity from anyone who is in the public eye. It's a risk and takes courage for a performer who wants to appeal to a wide audience.

How unlike the church, which professes to be about "The Truth" which has, for centuries, ordained those who are gay as long as they lie.

Well, that's not what is said. It's either "Don't ask, don't tell." Or, "Promise me that you are celibate (wink, wink) and all will be well."

Unless you're in the Church of England and your name is Jeffery Johns.

It's a sad commentary that anyone would enter into any relationship - personal or corporate - and have to hide their integrity in order to fulfill their vocation.

Good on yer, Clay. May you give others the courage to live the truth of their lives.

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