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(So, what about the “vowed friendships,” solemnized by publicly professed vows culminating in the Eucharist, for same-sex “friends”?
The New Homophiles are proposing that two people with SSA should be able to publicly vow lifelong commitment to one another, within their Church communities. Aelred’s writing doesn’t support this notion, for two main reasons.
The New Homophiles embrace and promote an interpretation of St.
Perhaps that’s enough to make their friendship “beautiful”—but what makes a friendship Rewind the clock back beyond World-War-II Morocco to a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in North Yorkshire, England, and you’ll find an answer. Aelred, now known to some as the “gay abbot of Rievaulx” and author of a notable work titled Well, no direct evidence at all, actually. Aelred had same-sex attraction, thus causing some “gay-friendly” organizations to refer to him as their patron saint.
Enter those whom readers will recognize as the “New Homophiles”—they, too, are partial to St.
Such a perfected and consummated friendship in this life is indeed rare, and it’s only achievable by the “good,” St.
Aelred says—those “who within the limits of our mortal life live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world.” Progress toward the consummation of spiritual friendship is possible for the “good” who are also willing to devotedly pursue Christian perfection.