Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sex lives of Windsor bishops



This morning, I was thinking how ridiculous is all this absorption some people have with the sex lives of others. Windsor bishops must spend a lot of time contemplating other peoples' activities behind closed bedroom doors, they stay so het up about it. Their musings seem to take them particularly into the areas of homosexual activities, å la Viruosity.

What's the deal with this? All sex is kind of ridiculous-looking, whether heterosexual or homosexual. I don't want to spend time considering what other people are doing. Yuchhh.

[Of course, my romantic fantasies aren't yucchhy at all, but they're mine. And they're private.]

I don't enjoy seeing people making a spectacle of their sexuality. I don't want to ponder what others, especially clergy, are doing in the bedroom with their significant others. Keep your private life private, thank you.

And, it isn't any of my business. Thank God! Imagine having to contemplate the sex life of +Robert Duncan or +Peter Akinola. EEUUUWWWW!!! ACKKKK!!!


They don't have any business trying to peek into the bedrooms of monogamously partnered clergy, either.

Maybe the Windsor bishops could spend more time worrying about their flocks, and less time on their prejudices and/or secret fantasies.

Then I read Bishop Desmond Tutu's comments here.
Of course, I could be wrong...: Tutu With Follow Through

"I am deeply disturbed that in the face of some of the most horrendous problems facing Africa, we concentrate on 'what do I do in bed with whom'," Tutu told a news conference in Nairobi.

"For one to penalise someone for their sexual orientation is the same as penalising someone for something they can do nothing about, like ethnicity or race. I cannot imagine persecuting a minority group which is already being persecuted."

Exactly.

Mrs. Grundy-bishops, please spend more time on other things.

3 comments:

Eileen said...

Amen, Pat. Amen!

Ann said...

TMI - as my kids say - oversharing - too much information!! Maybe a couple of days serving in the soupl kitchen for these peeping Tom bishops.

Allen said...

As a gay Episcopalian, I have never, yes, never, let thoughts of the sex lives of anyone else enter my mind. And it horrifies me to think other people might even wonder that about me.
Are we all stuck in high school?
This business is insane.