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04-12-2007, 01:28 PM
Hello, my name is Herkimer. I write gay christian fiction. Wonder if anyone else does or can hook me up with related sources.
04-12-2007, 06:23 PM
We had a discussion about gay Christian fiction quite a while back. No one could seem to find any. Sorry I can't help you with that question. I am really interested in finding some gay fiction with Christian characters. Do you have anything published? I would be interested in reading your work.
I have been to the town of Herkimer, Kansas (Pop 50 or so). Any connection with your name? You didn't say where you were from. As far as I know, we don't have a single Kansan that posts here.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
04-15-2007, 07:27 AM
I am pleased someone is at least interested in this topic. I know that it would be hard to have something published. I have a couple questions:
Would readers be looking for the typical bland Christian novel but starring gay characters, or would they be open to a novel with realistic language and sex? (I don't do graphic.) What would readers be comfortable with? My current novel focuses on non-Christian gays coming to faith in spite of the obstacles thrown up by churches and para-church organizations. There are some other plot twists, too. Any ideas?
04-15-2007, 08:27 AM
I know there is interest in this topic, but as you can see from the number of responses you have received, no one seems to have had any aquaintance with gay Christian fiction.
I can just give you my opinion. I am probably more conservative than most gay Christians, (and more liberal than most straight Christians) but am not prudish. I personally have no problem with realistic language and sex in stories if it is in good taste and used in moderation in appropriate situations. I think that sex is a good thing and is a part of God's creation. However, there are a lot of sexual situations that I feel are not God-pleasing, and I would not feel comfortable with Christian characters promoting them. I would be comfortable with sex in committed monogamous relationships. Also acceptable to me would be charaters getting into difficult situations (such as promiscuity etc.) as long as the idea of the book is not to promote that as a desirable practice. Realistic language doesn't offend me if it is in character used sparingly and not just for shock effect.
One of my complaints with a lot of Christian movies and books is that they are supposedly for adults but seem to be written for children, with every situation sterilized, and good and evil so clearly defined and absolute. (as you say "bland".) Nothing wrong with children's literature, but I think fiction geared for adults can be a little more edgy.
However I also have a problem with a lot of gay movies and books when there has to be sex in every one, whether it is appropriate to the plot or not.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
04-15-2007, 10:37 AM
My association with your name is from Captain Kangaroo days. Anyone remember the song "Herkimer Lurkimer" ? It was a "magic drawingboard" song on the Captain's show. I have never found anyone who remembers it. Sigh. I loved Bob Keeshan! A hero and child advocate! Bunny Rabbit Lives !!! Mr. Moose for President!! Up with Mr. Greenjeans!! :lol:
Anyway... from the ridiculous to the sublime.
I love historical fiction. I would love to read a novel about gay men in the days of the early church. Slave lovers who become Christians? In that other thread we talked about a plot line that built on the story in Matthew of the healing of the Centurion's slave where the Centurion and the slave are lovers... where Jesus is aware of that and that follows Christ through his betrayal and crucifixion and in which the two lovers become Christians. maybe the centurion is the one who says "Truly this man was the son of God"? Just some ideas. i too would love to read anything that you might have written.
PS I also would not be offended by graphic depictions of sex.
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