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Entries by Kevin Childs from 06/2012

Carrying a Torch for the Ancient Olympics: Lamenting the Loss of the Games' Gay Soul

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices

In 393 C.E. the Christian Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the ancient Olympic Games. The nudity, the joy in physical beauty, the sheer exhilarating mix of the Games were at odds with his appropriation of a new religion and much too redolent of the old.

Gay Marriage: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?