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Growing up as a child in an editor and writer’s home, I’m very sensitive to language and I want to say at the outset that my use of ‘sodomy’ is intentional. Until ten years ago, I never used the word. Instead, I spoke of the unrepentant sodomite as “gay” and the repentant sodomite who had put his faith in Jesus Christ as someone “tempted by same-sex intimacy”—a very long construction, that last one, but it has the merit of not identifying a man as if he were constantly doing something that is a sin. Also, it avoids labeling the man in such a way as to communicate that this form of sexual temptation is central to his personal identity. I still refer to those “tempted by same-sex intimacy,” but instead of ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’ I now speak of ‘sodomy’ and ‘sodomites’… keep reading