Vidalia, Calif - Lucas Faber, aged 18, was like any other young man making the transition from high school to college. Robust and primed, virile and passionate, excited to spread his wings and fly from home, the fresh buck yearned to make his stake in life as he lived the American dream. But like most young men, Faber also had some uncertainty in things. His uncertainty wasn’t on picking a college major, the big break-up with a highschool girlfriend leaving for school on the opposite coast or such quintessential things.
Faber wrestled with a bigger demon of mental anguish: homosexuality.
Growing up in the aughts, Faber was exposed to a harsh, in-your-face version of homosexual acceptance that us from older generations can never understand. So flagrant and inviting, thrusting itself into the lives of youth via television media, music, magazine periodicals and even in the secret recesses of locker rooms, Faber found himself secretly bent over and participating in that lifestyle.
At an age where his natural instinct should have had him seeking every fit female in proxy, Faber silently suffered: he had fallen to the snaretrap of homosexuality, the bait set by years of liberal policy and tradition enticing young men and women to fall into that dangerous lifestyle.
The human interest piece published by the Vidalia Onion reveals Faber self-identified as being gay to his closet friends, but deep down he had another secret: he was wrestling with Christianity. Faber was exposed to the Bible by friends who were trying to save him from the Homo-Gay Agenda, their works and revealing of scriptures like Leviticus 18:22 and my favorite on the subject, Leviticus 20:13.
The more Faber listened to his friends and started to read publications by Joel Osteen, Scott Harrison and Steve-O Bennet. Faber realized an inner-truth that would not leave his guts, it was deep in him.
Deep inside, he was a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian.
Faber knew that if he told this to his circle of gay friends, they would no longer be interested in keeping them in their ‘tight social circle’.
To a homosexual, the ‘social circle’ is more than just a phrase. It is innuendo for lifestyle, for the backside part of the body that makes them sin and loyalty.
Gay friends usually throw ‘pact parties’, where they vow loyalty to each other and ‘just get it out of the way’. They take turns thrusting their secret parts into each other’s ‘social circle’, then tell outsiders that they have a deep friendship, winking to each other all the while.
The ritual seems bizarre and promiscuous to us outsiders, but to Faber and his friends, the friendship pact is sealed with such antics. To break the pact is near criminal, seen as deserting the military in its time of need or a father not taking care of his family.
“I don’t know what’s happening to me,” Faber admitted to the Vidalia Onion’s reporters when intereviewed. “It’s like I get these weird urges sometimes, and suddenly I’m tempted to go behind my friends’ backs and attend a megachurch service, or censor books in the school library in some way. Even just the thought of organizing a CD-burning turns me on.”
Faber reported that he came out to his teens at age 14, when he admitted that an old episode of Will and Grace gave him the self-confidence to ‘try out a boyfriend’.
“I was young and television told me it was okay to try it out. That is was normal. So I tried it out,” a tearful, torn Faber confessed.
But through the years, Faber’s true instinct and desire to be normal, have a family and know the pleasures of a woman surfaced. Every time he passed a church, he would ‘get a longing desire to be inside’. The more conservative renown the church, the more Faber wanted to be apart of the ministry. “I went as far as reaching out to a world renown affiliate of the Westboro Church, a Minister named Haywood Bynum, asking him if they would ever take someone like me within.”
Faber states the church never gave him a response back, making his desires to explore his Christianity grow more and more. But the social distancing he would face from his friends, and harassment he would take from liberals on Facebook who would ‘disown and berate’ him for ‘abandoning’ homosexuality, he could not bear to think about.
“It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore,” the frightened teenager said. “Keeping this secret obsession with radical right-wing dogma hidden away from my parents, teachers, and schoolmates is tearing me apart.”
Faber was worried that his life of early homosexuality had forever condemned him. But thanks to the public confession of several key Republican and Christian politicians, Faber learned that one or two jaunts into the fields of homosexuality does not make you a bad person, if you confess and work doubly hard against said agenda.
As Faber works to straighten his life out, his parents are relieved. They will get to be grandparents, they will not have awkward holidays or wonder if their son is shooting up 8-ball in West Hollywood, giving hand jollies for a buck and a meal.
Several weeks ago, Faber’s elated mom caught her son watching a late Sunday night sermon on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Her heart was light and happy.
“Not since we last took him to mass, has he ever sought out God and confession by himself.”
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