My companion at the time liked to kid around. One night, we were walking home at the end of the day. It was dark; so, he reached over and took my hand in his. I'm sure his intent was to freak me out - but it didn't! We walked hand in hand for probably a minute or two before he pulled his hand away. We both laughed saying something to the effect that he thought he was going to freak me out - but instead I turned it around and freaked him out.
But the truth is - I didn't flinch or pull away ... because I kinda liked it.
I have wondered what would happen if a gay couple came to a church service and held hands - I guess I have my answer. But, I am curious - where is it written that people with same sex attraction are not to have any public displays of affection with a member of their own gender? Is that what the pamphlet God Loveth His Children means where it says
It is not helpful to flaunt homosexual tendencies or make them the subject of unnecessary observation or discussion.Or, perhaps where it says
It is better to choose as friends those who do not publicly display their homosexual feelings.These two statements (among others) in "God Loveth His Children" have always bothered me because they are so vague and subject to a very broad interpretation.