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Beyond Gay Paperback – September, 1999
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This volume is written from a Catholic perspective, which is likely of more interest to Catholics, but is not completely lost on others (like me). I didn't focus too much on the specific catechism references, and skimmed quickly over the chapter on sacrements. The point is that it's not something you have to be a Catholic to be able to read.
The Catholic leadership appears to have a lot better attitude about gays in the church than those in some Protestant denominations. The "Always Our Children" statement, given in an appendix, is very sensitive and touching, without being compromising.
Much of the book is autobiographical in nature. However, it provides information and advice that will be of use to anyone who's gay but who looks at the Bible and realizes that gay sex is sinful (no matter how reluctant that realization may be). It also has a lot of information that is beneficial for non-gays.
In describing his own discovery of the truths behind Catholic teaching on sexuality, Morrison gives us more than just pious religious sentimentality. He gives a gutsy desciption of his own transition. This book shows a faith that goes beyond doctrine and into the heartfelt experience of the grace of God.
David writes from a Roman Catholic perspective which I am not very familiar with. Yet for me this perspective did not take away from the value of this text. After completing this book (which was borrowed from a library)I immediately bought four copies to share with clergy and other friends. I praise God for David and all who have the courage to speak lovingly and truthfully in difficult issues.
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Catholic testimonies are few. For more Catholic testimonies see the film Desire of the Everlasting Hills. Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Journeyer
The author becomes dissatisfied with life and finds salvation in becoming Catholic, finding some straight buddies to butch him up, and repressing his sexuality. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Jeffery J
Highly recommend - Found out everything I needed to know - Could hardly put down - Learned a lotPublished on October 19, 2010 by Liti
This book is a great way to make LGBT teens feel worthless and depressed. As a recovering gay Catholic, I remember youth group meetings on homosexuality, and how gays area called... Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by Steven
It is a very straightforward biography with a very important theological message as its theme. The message gives hope to the hopeless. Read morePublished on December 27, 2006 by John
If you wish to understand the homosexual condition from a first-hand and Catholic perspective, then here is the place to start. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by Geoffrey Jones
Irony: looking to the Roman Catholic Church for advice on how to not be gay. This is like getting parenting advice from Michael Jackson. I don't think so.Published on August 24, 2005 by Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair)
David's volume, "Beyond Gay" is something that deserves to be read by just about everyone....Christian, unbeliever, male, female, and everyone else (did I leave out anyone)... Read morePublished on December 28, 2004 by Phillip L. Hoover
This book is just another attempt to render a vibrant, embracing faith into a closed, backward ideology. Read morePublished on January 22, 2004 by K. Spencer