This afternoon, my mother brought up an interesting point on gays and the priesthood.
She suggested that the priesthood attracts gay men because of these people’s innate femininity, which naturally inclines them to service, compassion, self-sacrifice, etc. Not that straight men are incapale of this, but the priesthood’s practical aspects do tend to bring out or accomidate themselves more to womanly instincts than manly.
And so well-intentioned gay man are naturally inclined to the priesthood.
What do you all say to this?
Note: This thread is not meant to go into the merits of havin gays in the priesthood. I am curious, however, as to whether the priesthood has always had a higher proportion of gays than other “professions,” and if the nature of the work itself tends to attract them.