Until recent decades, same-sex behavior was placed in the same category with gluttony or drunkenness — as a vice of excess anyone might be prone to — not as the expression of a sexual orientation. Celibacy is a gift, not a mandate. The Bible honors celibacy as a good way of living — Jesus was celibate, after all — but it also makes clear that celibacy must be a voluntary choice. Condemning same-sex relationships is harmful to the LGBT community. Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that good trees bear good fruit, while bad trees bear bad fruit. Sodom and Gomorrah involved an attempted gang rape, not a loving relationship.
The song was at the top of the ringtone charts for eight months in Hungary, and the album ranked in the top 20 in international music charts after its debut. The song was composed by a German artist named Christian Schneider. It was translated from its original Hungarian and English version into a large number of other languages, from Czech to Yiddish, which further launched the Gummy Bear Song into a truly a global phenomenon. Often deemed lovably if obnoxiously catchy, all of these are characterized by simple, easy-to-remember lyrics and high-pitched vocals on top of a jaunty dance beat tune paired with a video starring a dancing computer-animated anthropomorphic animal or, in this case, gummy. This is not meant to be a formal definition of Gummy Bear Song like most terms we define on Dictionary. Previous Word guilty pleasure.
I would have started writing this piece earlier, but the tendonitis in my right foot sent me to the doctor scrambling for relief. My body, that instrument that, once upon a time, introduced itself before I did, is falling apart. Happens to anyone whose name is not Cher. If you are gay, single, and childless, as I am, the future is as unpredictable today as the present was a couple of decades ago. Most something gay men I know are married, and a huge percentage have children.
The other day when I tweeted my distaste for the latest Kylie Minogue single a form of sacrilege in some circles one of my followers replied with one of my least favorite phrases: "We're going to revoke your gay card. There's no such thing as a gay monolith. There are as many ways to be gay as there are colors in the rainbow now who is being easy and glib?