The instrument contains three subscales: (a) attitudes toward single homosexuals who are sexually active (sexually active homosexuals), (b) attitudes toward single homosexuals who are voluntarily celibate (celibate homosexuals
), and (c) attitudes toward single heterosexuals who are sexually active (sexually active heterosexuals).
On the other hand, both celibate homosexual
and celibate heterosexual men have higher rates than the sexually active in any category.
Christian celibate homosexual
: a homosexual person who claims that Jesus Christ is his or her Lord and Savior, and who chooses to live his or her life as a sexually non-practicing person.
But backing celibate homosexuals
, he added: "There's no problem about a gay person who's a bishop - it's about the fact there are traditionally, historically, standards clergy are expected to observe."
It has declared that gayness itself is immoral, a psychological disorder that renders even celibate homosexuals
HENDRICK: Celibate homosexuals
are not the issue at all.
* Regarding the editorial "Of seminaries, gays and essential questions" and the article "Archbishop: Seminaries should not accept even celibate homosexuals
" (NCR, Sept.