This is in opposition to the way God made me and the nature he gave me.
Regardless of what my feelings might tell me, my body reveals to me the truth that I am not gay, but rather a male made for a female.
Though I am living a single life, I am no different than all of my other single friends who have yet to be married.
They do not speak of themselves as celibate, nor should I.
They are not perceived as impositions that deny us pleasure, but as safeguards against harming ourselves and others. Despite what most people might think, the virtue of chastity, like all other virtues, isn’t so much concerned with what we do or don’t do.Like Christ, a man who truly knows who he is will naturally lead a life of chastity. I have written often before of the reasons I eschew the word gay to describe myself, and why I think it is a mistake for anyone to claim that label.The core question is one of anthropology: who is man, and is man the sort of creature who can rightly be described as “being gay?Indeed, in the context of what the virtue of chastity is all about, neither of them make sense.The gift of the virtues can be summed up by Christ’s words: be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect.