I had lunch this past weekend with some friends, two of whom are a gay couple. They are as happy as any couple I know and they clearly have a deep love for each other. One of them mentioned a singer he enjoyed listening to, the Irish singer Morrisey.

I am not a big fan of Morrisey.   I do like his voice, he sings with such emotion.   To my knowledge Morrisey has never openly stated he was gay. In many articles he refers to himself as being asexual and celibate.

In the following song I think he asks a very good question.  Why is a person given a desire when expressing that desire is a sin?

A better question is why are some babies born with both male and female sex organs? Science can explain this as a defect or mutation in the childs genes. How does this fit into God’s plan?

I Have Forgiven Jesus – Morrisey

I was a good kid
I wouldn’t do you no harm
I was a nice kid
with a nice paper-round
Forgive me any pain
I may have brung to you
with God’s help I know
I’ll always be near to you
but Jesus hurt me
when he deserted me / but
I have forgiven Jesus
for all the desire
He placed in me when there’s nothing I can do
about desire

I was a good kid
through hail and snow I’d go
just to moon you
I carried my heart in my hand
do you understand?
do you understand?
Jesus hurted
when he deserted me, but
I have forgiven Jesus
for all of the love
He placed in me

When there’s no-one I can turn to with this love
Monday – humiliation
Tuesday – suffocation
Wednesday – condescension
Thursday – is just pathetic
by Friday – life has killed me
by Friday – life has killed me

Why did you give me
so much desire?
when there is nowhere I can go
to offload this desire
Why did you give me
so much love
in a loveless world
when there is no one I can turn to
to unlock all this love
Why did you stick me in
self-deprecating bones and skin
Jesus – do you hate me?

Why did you stick me in
self-deprecating bones and skin
do you hate me? do you hate me?
do you hate me? do you hate me?

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