Lucas Faber’s nightmare started when he realized he was having feelings different than his other gay friends. The more conservative and fundamentalist the church, the stronger his desire to actually enter it. No, Lucas Faber isn’t just a gay person of faith. He is a gay fundamentalist evangelical or “Talibangelical.”
At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He’s a member of his school’s swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian.
“I don’t know what’s happening to me,” Faber admitted to reporters Monday. “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.”
He even experimented with Leviticus.
“Sure, I looked at the Book of Leviticus once or twice—everybody has,” Faber said. “We all experiment a little bit with that stuff when we’re growing up. But I was just a kid. I didn’t think it meant anything.”
Sure, I admit I even dabbled in Levitical Law when I was a teen but I realized, like most self respecting gays, that I was just lying to myself. This kid even has a sock drawer full of “street preacher literature.” His parents both think he is going through a phase, but his Dad just can’t bring himself to accept his Evangelical son. As for me, I love “The Onion.”