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A Requiem for Friendship

July 21, 2017

Anthony Esolen writes eloquently for Touchstone Magazine about pansexualism, philosophy of language, and how contemporary sexual openness has brought an end to serious male friendships. This essay is a bit longer to read, but its implications are profound.

By now the reader must see the point. I might say that of all human actions there is nothing more powerfully public than what two consenting adults do with their bodies behind (we hope) closed doors. Open homosexuality, loudly and defiantly celebrated, changes the language for everyone. If a man throws his arm around another man’s waist, it is now a sign—whether he is on the political right or the left, whether he believes in biblical proscriptions of homosexuality or not.

Read more: http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=18-07-021-f#ixzz4mw7pNDFn
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