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For years I’ve been fascinated and perplexed by the story of the demoniac and the herd of pigs – both of which are unclean, according to the Law, since the demoniac is a pagan who lives among the tombs and pigs are – well – pigs. Jesus restores the demoniac to life and sound mind, while the pigs stampede into the sea.
Maybe it’s my experience as a gay man that resonates obscurely through that story. Despite all the pious cant about “loving the sinner but not the sin”, we’re considered unclean by the mainstream church, by which I mean an awful lot of very well-meaning, nice, polite people.