Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
I was stunned, as many were, to read in The Washington Blade that Ray Boltz has embraced the homosecksual lifestyle. In fact, it was such a shock that I can't even process my thoughts enough to put them all down right now. But I do have a couple of things to say.
First of all, I really like some of Ray's songs. "Thank You for Giving to the Lord" brings a tear to my eye almost every time I hear it. "Watch the Lamb" never fails to move me. I heard both of those songs numerous times before I ever learned who wrote them. It was actually through a mutual friend that I was introduced to Ray Boltz as the composer. So finding out what happened to Ray Boltz doesn't change how I feel about the songs he wrote. Thank You, Ray Boltz, for giving those songs to the Lord. They are His now, and nothing you do can ever take them back.
Secondly--and this is a general observation--Ray and Carol were married for over 30 years. Ray now states--and Carol does not seem to be denying it--that he was, at the core of his being, a homosecksual the whole time. Now, I'm quite aware of the generally accepted view, which Ray now holds, that a person is born either gay or straight, and that nothing in his upbringing--even being raised by heterosecksual or homosecksual parents--can change that. Given that so many long-married men are famously coming out as lifelong homosecksuals, it raises the question: Where are the long-time homosecksuals coming out as having been suppressed heterosecksual all along? Or why, for that matter, don't any of them ever admit to having been bisecksual all along? What indeed is a bisecksual, other than a suppressed homosecksual on its way out of the closet?
Another question that arises from this observation: We are told that from 1 to 10 percent of all babies are born homosecksuals. Given that well over 100 children have been raised by homosecksual parents, there should by now be quite a number of homosecksual teens who grew up in a homosecksual household. Where are they, and how many of them will admit after 30 years that they were really suppressed heterosecksual all along?
Well, Ray says he's gay, and I don't dispute it. But his coming out of the closet seems to raise more questions than it answers.
At this point, I'm just asking them. I may be another 30 years getting the answers.
Postscript: My decency filter was making this page, and all added comments, inaccessible, so I went back in and respelled the offensive words.
This should address the problem; however, I decided not to approve comments on this post that use any of the forbidden words.