celibacy

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celibacy

(1) Abstention from sexual relations.
(2) Nonmarriage for religious reasons.

celibacy

Sexology A state of being unmarried and abstinent from sexual relationships; vows of celibacy may be taken by clerics, and required by their religious order
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On the other hand, both celibate homosexual and celibate heterosexual men have higher rates than the sexually active in any category.
The positive correlation between the change in attitude for sexually active homosexuals and the change in attitude for celibate homosexual makes sense if changes in attitude toward homosexual persons were related to changes in attitude toward homosexual behavior.
Although a celibate homosexual, Dr John was forced to withdraw his candidature as Bishop of Reading last year after an outcry from traditionalists, who said allowing gay priests would further the break-up of the Anglican Church.
Although a celibate homosexual,Dr John was forced to withdraw his candidature as Bishop of Reading last year after traditionalists warned that allowing gay priests would further the break-up of the Anglican Church.
Gay activists have also rallied around the Franciscan friar, reportedly a celibate homosexual, fueling controversy about the widely-proclaimed hero.